Wisconsin vs. Illinois NCAA Football Week 5 Odds

Wisconsin vs. Illinois College Football Betting

Wisconsin Badgers College Football Betting

The Illinois Fighting Illini visit the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon in a game that can be seen on the Big Ten Network. The Illini actually come into this game with the better record as they are 3-1, while the Badgers are 2-2. Illinois is also 3-1 ATS, while the Badgers are 2-2 ATS. Illinois has looked good this season, but their level of competition has been weak. They should get a good idea of where they are this week against the Badgers. It has been a rough start to the season for Wisconsin, who was blown out by Ohio State last week and they lost earlier this season to Washington State. The Badgers have dominated this series, winning 9 of the last 10 and they 7-3 ATS in those games. Wisconsin is listed as more than a touchdown home favorite in Week 5 college football odds.

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Odds

Illinois Fighting Illini +7

Wisconsin Badgers -7

Wisconsin Badgers Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Illinois Fighting Illini visit the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. Kickoff time is set for 12:00 p.m. ET with television coverage on the Big Ten Network.

The Illini are 3-1 on the season but they really haven’t played anyone of note. They beat Wyoming and Chattanooga as expected and looked good in a win over Virginia, but they lost to Indiana.

The Fighting Illini are averaging 28.3 points per game and averaging 456 yards per contest. They are giving up just 8 points per game and that is 4th best in the country, while they are allowing just 241.3 yards per game. Chase Brown leads the team with 604 rushing yards, Tommy Devito has thrown for 951 yards, while Isaiah Williams has 260 receiving yards.

Wisconsin is averaging 34.8 points per game and averaging 433 yards per contest. They are giving up 19 points per game and allowing 319.3 yards per contest. Braelon Allen leads the team with 497 rushing yards, Graham Mertz has thrown for 791 yards, while Skyler Bell has 201 receiving yards.

As noted earlier, the Badgers have won 9 of the last 10 in this series and they are 7-3 ATS. Five of the last ten have gone over the total, with four going under, with one push. Wisconsin has won 9 of the last 10 at home in this series and they are 7-3 ATS, with six games going over, three going under, with one push.

Wisconsin Badgers Weekly Recap

The Big Ten opener for Wisconsin did not go well last week, as the Badgers were routed 52-21 by Ohio State. The Buckeyes got five TD passes from quarterback C.J. Stroud. Emeka Egbuka had six receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Stroud went 17 for 27 for 281 yards, five TDs and an interception. Adding four receptions for 51 yards and two additional touchdowns was Cade Stover.

The Buckeyes tallied four touchdowns and a field goal on their first five drives to establish a 31-7 lead into halftime after scoring 11 touchdowns in their previous game against Toledo in their first 12 plays.

After a 2-yard run by Miyan Williams and touchdown catches of 13 and 2 yards by Stover, the first two of his career, Ohio State led 21-0. Tanner McAlister picked off Graham Mertz at the Wisconsin 46 and returned it 30 yards for a score to make it 14-0 after Williams' score had made it 7-0. Stroud hit Stover free in the right corner of the end zone on the next series.

At the 13:33 minute of the second quarter, Williams scored to increase the Buckeyes' lead to 28-0. TreVeyon Henderson had 121 yards for the Buckeyes. Near the middle of the second quarter, Mertz scored from one yard out to make the score 28-7 for Wisconsin.

Stroud later increased the score to 45-7 with two touchdown passes, an 8-yarder to Egbuka late in the third quarter and a 12-yarder to Julian Fleming early in the third quarter. Ohio State totaled 539 yards.

Mertz completed 11 of 20 throws for 94 yards with a score and an interception while Braelon Allen gained 165 yards on the ground, including a 75-yard touchdown run to make it 52-21 midway through the fourth quarter.

The last time the Badgers won in Columbus was a 24-13 triumph in 2004. Since then, they have lost nine straight games in the rivalry.

2022 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule

Sep 3 vs. Illinois State W 38-0 1-0
Sep 10 vs. Washington State L 14-17 1-1
Sep 17 vs. New Mexico State W 66-7 2-1
Sep 24 at Ohio State L 21-52 2-2
Oct 1 vs. Illinois - -
Oct 8 at Northwestern - -
Oct 15 at Michigan State - -
Oct 22 vs. Purdue - -
Oct 29 OFF
Nov 5 vs. Maryland - -
Nov 12 at Iowa - -
Nov 19 at Nebraska - -
Nov 26 vs. Minnesota - -
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