NCAA Matchups  >>  Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview 10/19/2013

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The Wisconsin Badgers and the Illinois Fighting Illini will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Memorial Stadium.
Oddsmakers currently have the Badgers listed as 10-point favorites versus the Fighting Illini, while the game's total is sitting at 57.
Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 35-6 winner as they battled Northwestern at home. Wisconsin covered in the match as a 11-point favorite, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Illinois was a 39-19 loser on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Wisconsin: 4-2 SU, 5-1 ATS
Illinois: 3-2 SU, 3-2 ATS
WISCONSIN MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 6-4

ILLINOIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 0-10


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing on the road against Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
Wisconsin is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Illinois's last 6 games
Illinois is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Illinois is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games

NEXT UP:
Wisconsin at Iowa, Saturday, November 2
Illinois home to Michigan State, Saturday, October 26