The No.19 Wisconsin Badgers will visit the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, September 9, in an early season battle between Power Five opponents.
The Badgers are off to a 1-0 start after knocking off the Buffalo Bulls in their season opener. Meanwhile, the Cougars are also 1-0 after blowing out the Colorado State Rams.
Badgers vs. Cougars Betting Odds
|Wisconsin Badgers||-4.5 (-110)||Over 54.5 (-110)||-230|
|Washington State Cougars||+4.5 (-110)||Under 54.5 (-110)||+188|
Fixture: Wisconsin Badgers @ Washington State Cougars
Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington
The Wisconsin Badgers scored 38.0 points in their season opener, ranking 49th out of 133 teams in the nation in scoring offense. Wisconsin ranks tied for 91st in passing offense and eighth in rushing offense. The Badgers allowed 17.0 points, which ranks 67th in the nation. They rank tied for 64th in passing defense and 70th in rushing defense.
The Washington State Cougars scored 50.0 points in their season opener, which places them 15th out of 133 college football teams in the nation in scoring offense. Washington State ranks fourth in passing offense and 110th in rushing offense. The Cougars allowed 24.0 points, which ranks 88th in the nation. They rank 114th in passing defense and tenth in rushing defense.
Badgers vs. Cougars Betting Prediction
The ranked Wisconsin Badgers will visit the Washington State Cougars in a matchup that could come down to the home team’s ability to stop the run. The Badgers rank eighth in the nation in rushing offense, while the Cougars rank tenth in rushing defense. Look for Washington State’s defense to struggle to contain Braelon Allen, who has been among the best running backs in college football since his true freshman season. Expect Wisconsin to win by at least five points.