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    At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Wisconsin Badgers (4-2) play at the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-4).

    The Badgers are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2.5), against the Fighting Illini. The over/under for this matchup is 42.5 points.

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    Game Info for Wisconsin vs. Illinois

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: Champaign, Illinois
    • Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL)
    Wisconsin vs Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Wisconsin -2.5 -111 -109 42.5 -111 -109 -134 +113

    Wisconsin Pick Insights

    • Wisconsin is 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Wisconsin is 2-4 against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Two of Wisconsin’s six games with a set total have hit the over (33.3%).

    Wisconsin Stats & Insights

    • Wisconsin is averaging 398.7 yards per game on offense this year (64th in the FBS), and are surrendering 335.2 yards per game (37th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Wisconsin ranks 80th in points scored this season (27.2 points per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 17.8 points allowed per game.
    • Wisconsin is putting up 212.8 passing yards per game on offense (88th in the FBS), and ranks 48th on defense with 213 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in the FBS with 185.8 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 39th in rushing yards allowed per contest (122.2).
    • Wisconsin is averaging a 40.4% third-down conversion rate on offense (65th in the FBS), and ranks 38th defensively with a 34.4% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • With 10 forced turnovers (45th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (74th in the FBS), Wisconsin’s even turnover margin ranks 63rd in college football.

    Wisconsin’s Best Players

    • Tanner Mordecai has compiled 1,128 yards (188 ypg) on 114-of-179 passing with three touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 161 rushing yards (26.8 ypg) on 51 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Braelon Allen, has carried the ball 91 times for 559 yards (93.2 per game), scoring seven times.
    • Chez Mellusi has been handed the ball 51 times this year and racked up 306 yards (51 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Will Pauling’s 303 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 42 times and has totaled 30 catches.
    • Chimere Dike has caught 15 passes for 272 yards (45.3 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Bryson Green’s 15 grabs have yielded 204 yards.
    • James Thompson Jr. paces the team with three sacks, and also has three TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Hunter Wohler is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 46 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and two interceptions.
    • Ricardo Hallman has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 11 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois is 1-6-0 against the spread this season.
    • Illinois is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • Out of Illinois’ seven games with a set total, two have hit the over (28.6%).

    Illinois Pick Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Illinois is compiling 371.6 total yards per game (84th-ranked). It ranks 102nd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (398.4 total yards surrendered per game).
    • Illinois has been struggling on offense, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with 20.3 points per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, giving up 28.1 points per contest (86th-ranked).
    • With 247 passing yards per game on offense, Illinois ranks 53rd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 82nd, allowing 234.3 passing yards per contest.
    • Illinois is generating 124.6 rushing yards per game on offense this season (103rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 164.1 rushing yards per contest (101st-ranked) on defense.
    • Illinois has lots of room to get better on third down, as it ranks 25th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (33.7%) and are 25th-worst in third-down rate allowed (44.3%).
    • Illinois has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -5 is 14th-worst in the FBS.

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Luke Altmyer has 1,576 passing yards, or 225.1 per game, so far this season. He has completed 63.3% of his passes and has recorded eight touchdowns with nine interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 28.7 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner three times.
    • The team’s top rusher, Reggie Love III, has carried the ball 51 times for 252 yards (36 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Kaden Feagin has compiled 232 yards on 43 carries with one touchdown.
    • Isaiah Williams’ 546 receiving yards (78 yards per game) are a team high. He has 42 catches on 71 targets with one touchdown.
    • Pat Bryant has 23 receptions (on 35 targets) for a total of 297 yards (42.4 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
    • Casey Washington’s 29 targets have resulted in 21 receptions for 237 yards.
    • Seth Coleman leads the team with three sacks, and also has four TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Illinois’ top-tackler, Dylan Rosiek, has 41 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Xavier Scott leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 38 tackles and three passes defended.
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