[3:30 PM] #8 Wisconsin @ #4 Michigan

Who will WIN this matchup?

#8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0)

@ #4 Michigan Wolverines (4-0)


Current odds:

Wisconsin Badgers: (+356)

Michigan Wolverines: (-426)


ESPN simulations have Michigan as 83% favorites to win the game.

59% of sports bets are currently on Wisconsin to win as (+356) underdogs.

The Wolverines rushed for 326 yards and six touchdowns in the 49-10 thrashing of Penn State last week and have scored at least 45 points in each of their first four games, but will face their biggest test of the season against Wisconsin, which is ranked seventh nationally in scoring defense (11.8).

The Badgers are in a confident mood after going on the road and knocking off then eighth-ranked Michigan State 30-6 in Week 4. Wisconsin has beaten two top-10 teams in a season for the first time since 1964, while extending its road-winning streak to a program-best eight games but are still considered double-digit underdogs in Ann Arbor.

Freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook showed veteran poise in his first career start, throwing for 195 yards and a touchdown to lead the Badgers past Michigan State. T.J. Watt, who is the brother of Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week after registering six tackles, including 3.5 for loss, and 2.5 sacks against the Spartans.

The Wolverines’ running back by committee approach paid off as Karan Higdon rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns while De’Veon Smith (107), Ty Isaac (74) and Chris Evans (56) all added a TD apiece last week.

Michigan has dropped 11 consecutive games against top-10 opponents.


StreakSmarts Pick: #4 Michigan Wolverines

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick