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Saturday, October 22, the Wisconsin Badgers (4-2) take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2). The game will be played at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA. Read on for our Wisconsin vs. Iowa prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Wisconsin wins the matchup between the two teams 60.7% of the time. The spread suggests that the Badgers are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Wisconsin -4
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Iowa preview:
Wisconsin started off the season with four straight wins, but many questioned if it was a legitimate team this year. The Badgers silenced critics in their next two games. The Badgers lost a pair of one-touchdown games against Michigan and Ohio State. Although it lost both games, Wisconsin showed it was capable of playing against the best teams in the country.
Iowa has had a season of up and downs. The Hawkeyes started off their season with two straight wins, but then suffered a setback in a 23-21 loss to FCS power North Dakota State. they then rebounded with a win over Rutgers, but suffered their second loss on the season against Northwestern. Now Iowa has won back-to-back games and sit a 5-2 on the season.
Wisconsin and Iowa have played 89 times in history, with the Badgers owning a 44-43-2 advantage.
Wisconsin vs. Iowa prediction:
Iowa is at home, and owns one of the most balanced offenses in the country. But Wisconsin has showed it is for real in its last two contests against the Big Ten's best. The Badgers own one of the best scoring defenses in the country and the Wisconsin D will show up against the Hawkeyes.