If you’re a Wisconsin Badgers fan, I’m sure I can hit the nail on a couple of things you’re thinking. One, a reset is due for your team after losing against Washington State last week. Two, a win against the Georgia Southern Eagles is surely to come on Saturday, but what do the top college football predictions for this game look like?
Overly favorable is the way to go, as Wisconsin is a heavy favorite in all the college football picks lists for this coming week of action. No offense to Georgia Southern, but in all fairness, after beating Citadel and UAB in the first two games of the season, playing Wisconsin could end up being one hell of a wake-up call.
But what do our college football odds say? Let’s break down this upcoming Badgers vs. Eagles matchup and why taking the over is the only viable pick to make money here.
Wisconsin’s Time to Bounce Back Is Now
If you were to ask Wisconsin coach Luke Fikell or any of his players what happened in Week 2’s loss against Washington State, they would probably say the same thing. The vision was there, as well as the game plan, but things just didn’t go their way. And that’s ok, sometimes, going back to the drawing board is exactly what a team needs.
Against Georgia Southern, a sure-fire way to start strong and finish the same way will be for Wisconsin’s running game to run through GS’s shaky run defense. Georgia Southern allows an average of 145 rushing yards per game at 4 yards per carry. That could work out wonderfully for Chez Mellusi and Braelon Allen, Wisconsin’s lead rushers.
What Can Georgia Southern Bring to the Table?
If you’re looking for a free college football pick, it might be best to look away with this being Georgia Southern’s first Power Five matchup. Yes, the Eagles are looking to replicate their success from last season when they beat another Big 10 team, Nebraska, 45-42 in Cornhusker land. But the chances of another win happening on Saturday are slim, very slim.
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Not all is bad for GS though. QB Davis Brin has shown to be a very positive upgrade after transferring from Tulsa. With 562 passing yards, four touchdowns, two INTS, and a rushing TD, the Eagles could be in for something good with Brin, but maybe –just maybe– Saturday might not be the day to expect fireworks or a massive upset.
Georgia Southern vs Wisconsin Game Information
• Game: Wisconsin (1-1) vs Georgia Southern (2-0)
• Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
• Day/Time: Saturday, Sept 16, 12:00 p.m. ET
• Georgia Southern vs Wisconsin Live Stream: ESPN
Georgia Southern vs Wisconsin Betting Lines
Expect Massive Wisconsin Win, Take Total Over
Remember how I mentioned that taking the over in the total was the only valuable betting online pick on this matchup? Here’s why.
All of our college football lines point to Wisconsin being too much of an overwhelming favorite to find any true betting value. It’s in the game’s total where your best betting opportunity might lie. After Wisconsin scored 38 and 31 points in their first two games, and Georgia Southern scored 34 and 49, all signs point towards this game being an offensive shootout of sorts.
Wisconsin will win this game and put plenty of points on the board. If you don’t believe me, just look up any college football score prediction sites and check it out yourselves. With Georgia Southern not staying back and putting on their own offensive push, bet on the total score going over; it’s your best bet.
College Football Pick: Georgia Southern vs Wisconsin Over 64