The Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers are both coming off an extra week of rest heading into their showdown in Madison this coming weekend. The Wolverines have had tense moments this early in the season while the Badgers have been cake-walking so far. Which team wins this game? The sportsbook predicts a close one, giving the edge to Wisconsin by just 3.5-points. See our preview below.
Betting Preview for the Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers Week 4 College Football Game on September 21 2019
Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Michigan Wolverines (2-0 Overall / 0-0 Conference)
Hopefully for the Wolverines, the extra week of rest has allowed them to find a fix to areas that need it. The Wolverines opened the season by defeating the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at home, 40-21, then struggled mightily in a close 24-21 overtime win over the Army Black Knights in Ann Arbor on Sep. 8. Now, the Wolverines will play a Top 25 team on the road. Michigan did not do a good job of securing the ball in the Army game, as the Wolverines fumbled the ball four times and lost three of those. Quarterback Shea Patterson completed 19 of 29 passes for 207 passing yards but did not score a touchdown. The legwork for Michigan’s offense was mostly done by running back Zach Charbonnet who rushed 33 times for 100 rushing yards and three scores. The Wolverines should play much better than what they’ve shown so far this season, given the talent and the quality of coaching in Ann Arbor. Perhaps coming off a bye week will have their heads cleared and their play improved.
The under is 5-2 in the Wolverines’ last seven road games.
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (2-0 Overall / 0-0 Conference)
The Badgers scored their second win of the season by defeating the Central Michigan Chippewas at home on Sep. 8, 61-0. The Badgers have yet to allow a point to their opponent this year, as they also walloped the South Florida Bulls on the road back in Week 1, 49-0. Quarterback Jack Coan had an easy time dissecting the Chippewas’ defense, as he went 26 for 33 for 363 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception. The biggest story of the day, however, was wide receiver Quintez Cephus, who had 130 receiving yards and two touchdowns on six receptions. Cephus missed all of last season and part of the 2017 campaign due to injury and off-the-field issues, but rust doesn’t seem to be a problem for him thus far. Speaking of which, Wisconsin’s defense poses a big puzzle to solve for Michigan. Wisconsin is allowing just 116.0 total yards per game this 2019.
The Badgers are 2-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last four home games.
Wisconsin wins, 27-23.
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