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Wisconsin Badgers Football
The 2020 season was a down year of sorts for the Badgers, who posted just a 4-3 record. More disappointing was how they got there, briefly cracking the top-10 nationally before three straight losses -- all in games in which they were favored -- in the middle of the season. They finished strong, though, defeating Minnesota and Wake Forest to secure a winning record for the 19th straight season.
Following the strong close, sportsbooks expect another solid season for the Badgers in 2021, giving them the second-best odds to win the Big Ten behind only powerhouse Ohio State.
See all of the Badgers' odds above, as well as their full schedule, depth charts, key injuries, team trends, against-the-spread (ATS) performance and more.
Wisconsin Badgers Point Spreads
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that they didn’t have to play Ohio State, the Badgers were favored in every game on the spread last season. Spread bets are wagers based on how many points a team will win by, and favorites (teams expected to win) have to win by more than the spread to “cover” it. Here’s an example for Wisconsin:
- Wisconsin -7 (-110)
- Minnesota +7 (-110)
With a 20-17 win, the Badgers won the game but failed to cash the tickets of point spread bettors. Minnesota, like all underdogs, only had to lose by less than the spread to win the bet, while winning outright would have also won spread bets.
Wisconsin Badgers Over/Unders
With the conference's ninth-best offense and third-best defense last year, Badgers games weren't exactly shootouts. This means that betting the under on over/unders bets was a winning strategy, with a 4-3 record on the season. Over/unders (also known as totals) are bets on the combined scoring in a game.
For example, if books set the total at 47.5 for the game against Minnesota, and you expect a defensive slugfest, then you’d take the under. The 20-17 final means your bet won, while over bettors needed at least 48 points between both teams. You could also bet on the scoring for one team or the other.
Wisconsin Badgers Moneylines
With the Badgers favored in every game last season, their winning record overall doesn’t necessarily mean that moneyline bettors were profitable. Even though a moneyline is just a bet on who wins the game, not all moneyline bets pay the same.
It’s easiest to think about moneylines with a $100 wager. At -400 against Minnesota, a $100 bet paid out only $125 (for a $25 profit). In a situation where the Badgers are +400 underdogs, that same $100 would return $500 (the $100 bet plus $400 profit).
Wisconsin Badgers Props
Player props are ideal bets for those who love to play fantasy football, since they just rely on the stats of individual players. The bet is simple: Pick a player and a stat category, and bet whether that player will go over or under the line.
Some props you could make on the Badgers in 2021 include QB Graham Mertz's passing completions, RB Jalen Berger's rushing touchdowns, or WR Kendric Pryor's receiving yards, but the options are seemingly endless.
Wisconsin Badgers Futures
At +800, the Badgers have the second-best odds to win the Big Ten this year. This is an example of a futures bet, which is the name for any bet that takes place over the entire season.
Other Badgers futures for 2021 include over/under team wins on the year, Mertz to win the Heisman Trophy, and more.