Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Odds
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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Wisconsin Badgers Betting Picks and Free Prediction
Seventh-ranked Wisconsin looks to live up to its lofty ranking when it kicks off the new season at home against Western Kentucky on Friday. The Badgers went unbeaten in the regular season en route to their third Big Ten West Division title in the last four years before falling to Ohio State in the conference championship game, and the Badgers hope to build on their record-breaking 13-win season by earning a spot in the College Football Playoff for the first time in program history.
Wisconsin returns several key players on offense, including Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor, who set an NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,977 yards. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook is back after throwing 25 touchdowns passes, but the lefthander will be without two major weapons. Junior Quintez Cephus, who was the team's top returning receiver, was suspended indefinitely after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault while Danny Davis will sit out the first two games for his role in the alleged incidents.
Wisconsin has won 22 consecutive home openers and can extend its non-conference winning streak at Camp Randall to 40 games with another victory. Western Kentucky is coming off its first losing season since 2010 and hopes to earn the biggest win of Mike Sanford Jr.'s two-season tenure by knocking off a Big Ten opponent for the first time in school history after losing its previous seven meetings.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Odds Trends
|Western Kentucky is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games|
|Western Kentucky is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games|
|Western Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 8 games|
|Western Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Odds Trends
|Wisconsin is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Wisconsin is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games|
|Wisconsin is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home|