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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 the favorites (-3) in their matchup versus the Fighting Illini, with the over/under being 40.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Badgers are -154 and the Fighting Illini are +130.)

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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 -3 -110 -110 40.5 -112 -108 -154 +130

    Wisconsin Pick Insights

    • Wisconsin is 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 3-point favorites this season, Wisconsin is 2-4 against the spread.
    • Out of Wisconsin’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    Wisconsin Stats & Insights

    • Wisconsin is totaling 398.7 yards per game on offense this season (64th in the FBS), and are giving up 335.2 yards per game (39th) on the other side of the ball.
    • Defensively, Wisconsin has been a top-25 unit, ranking 20th-best by giving up only 17.8 points per game. The offense ranks 79th (27.2 points per game).
    • Wisconsin is putting up 212.8 passing yards per game on offense (87th in the FBS), and ranks 47th on defense with 213 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Wisconsin is averaging 185.8 rushing yards per game on offense this year (32nd in the FBS), and is surrendering 122.2 rushing yards per game (40th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Wisconsin is averaging a 40.4% third-down percentage on offense (66th in the FBS), and ranks 38th on defense with a 34.4% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 10 forced turnovers (47th 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 1,128 passing yards for Wisconsin, completing 63.7% of his passes and collecting three touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 161 rushing yards (26.8 ypg) on 51 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Braelon Allen has carried the ball 91 times for a team-high 559 yards on the ground and has found the end zone seven times as a runner.
    • This season, Chez Mellusi has carried the ball 51 times for 306 yards (51 per game) and four touchdowns.
    • Will Pauling’s 303 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 42 times and has collected 30 catches.
    • Chimere Dike has caught 15 passes while averaging 45.3 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Bryson Green has a total of 204 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 15 throws.
    • James Thompson Jr. paces the team with three sacks, and also has three TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Hunter Wohler, Wisconsin’s leading tackler, has 46 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
    • Ricardo Hallman leads the team with four interceptions, while also collecting 11 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois is 1-6-0 against the spread this season.
    • Illinois has a 1-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
    • Two of Illinois’ seven games with a set total have hit the over (28.6%).

    Illinois Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Illinois ranks 84th in the FBS (371.6 total yards per game) and 101st on the other side of the ball (398.4 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Illinois ranks 17th-worst in points per game (20.3), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 89th in the FBS with 28.1 points ceded per contest.
    • Illinois is generating 247 passing yards per game on offense this season (54th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 234.3 passing yards per game (81st-ranked) on defense.
    • Illinois ranks 103rd in the FBS with 124.6 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 100th with 164.1 rushing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been hard for Illinois on both offense and defense, as it is posting a 33.7% third-down conversion percentage (25th-worst) and allowing a 44.3% conversion rate (25th-worst).
    • Illinois has a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, 14th-worst at -5.

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Luke Altmyer leads Illinois with 1,576 yards on 138-of-218 passing with eight touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 201 rushing yards (28.7 ypg) on 67 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Reggie Love III has carried the ball 51 times for 252 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Kaden Feagin has racked up 43 carries and totaled 232 yards with one touchdown.
    • Isaiah Williams leads his squad with 546 receiving yards on 42 catches with one touchdown.
    • Pat Bryant has put together a 297-yard season so far with five touchdowns. He’s caught 23 passes on 35 targets.
    • Casey Washington’s 21 receptions (on 29 targets) have netted him 237 yards (33.9 ypg).
    • Seth Coleman paces the team with three sacks, and also has four TFL and 25 tackles.
    • Dylan Rosiek, Illinois’ leading tackler, 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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