Wisconsin needs to win at Iowa on Saturday to keep its Big Ten West title hopes alive.
The No. 10 Badgers need to win by more than four points to keep a lot of bettors happy. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, 1/5th of the bets placed on college football games today involve the Iowa-Wisconsin game. Almost all of that action is in favor of the Badgers, who are 4.5-point favorites.
William Hill says 20% of the $ on all college bets today at its 108 Nevada sports books are on Wisconsin-Iowa. 93% on Bucky to cover (-4.5)
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 22, 2016
Wisconsin is 5-1 against the spread this season, according to VegasInsider. The only time the team didn’t cover came in a narrow win against Georgia State.
Iowa, meanwhile, is 3-4 against the spread this season and has covered in its last two games.