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    Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers Pick Prediction NCAA College Football Odds Preview 10-19-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The Wisconsin Badgers will hit the highway in Big Ten conference play as the battle the Illinois Fighting Illini in a week eight NCAA college football game set for Saturday night.

    Kick off time from Illinois is set for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by Big Ten Network.

    The betting odds from this Big Ten conference game have the road side Wisconsin Badgers favored by -14 ½ points with an over under line set at 55 ½ points.

    The Badgers improve to 4-2 on the season after a 35-6 home victory last week to the Northwestern Wildcats as a -11 point betting favorite. The game total finished at under 58 ½ points. The Badgers opened up the 21-6 lead at the half.

    They push across 527 offensive yards with 286 running for 5 ½ yards per rush. The team survived a -2 turnover margin. Joel Stave hit on 17 of 28 passes for 241 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. Melvin Gordon had 172 yards on the ground on 22 carries with a touchdown. On defense the Badgers gave up only 241 yards to the Wildcats with 44 rushing for under 2 yards per carry. Wisconsin’s defense got off the field 88% of the time on third down.

    Illinois will come off their bye week. The team drops to 3-2 on the season following a 39-19 road defeat two weeks ago to the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a +8 ½ point betting odds underdog. The game finished at under 64 points. The Fighting Illini fell behind 23-5 at the half.

    The team gained 372 offensive yards with 195 running for four yards a carry. Nathan Scheelhaase hit on 13 of 26 passes for 135 yards and a pick. The Fighting Illini had a -1 turnover margin. Running back Josh Ferguson ran for 114 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. On defense Illinois allowed 521 yards to the Nebraska offense with 335 running for over 6 ½ yards per run.