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College Football Betting Preview: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

September 16, 2023


The 2-0 Georgia Southern Eagles travel to take on the 1-1 Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon in week 3 of the college football season. Georgia Southern enters this game with a record of 2-0 following wins at home against the Citadel Bulldogs in week 1 by a score of 34-0 and against the UAB Blazers by a score of 49-35 in week 2 while the Wisconsin Badgers are 1-1 following a 38-17 win at home against the Buffalo Bulls in week 1 while losing on the road against the Washington State Cougars by a score of 22-31 in week 2. 

Will the Badgers bounce back and win in a rout at home or will the Eagles keep the game closer than Vegas projects? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Georgia Southern Eagles enter this game with a record of 2-0 following a 49-35 win at home against the UAB Blazers while covering the 7-point spread as a home favorite in week 2 of the college football season. Georgia Southern scored 49 points while compiling 462 total yards offensively which included 344 passing yards and 118 rushing yards while allowing 35 points and 484 total yards defensively which included 385 passing yards and 99 rushing yards. 

Davis Brin led the team in passing, completing 38 of 47 attempts for 318 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding 18 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. OJ Arnold led the team in rushing with five carries for 54 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 25 yards. Derwin Burgess Jr. led the team in receiving, catching eight of ten targets for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Wisconsin enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 22-31 loss on the road against the Washington State Cougars while failing to cover as a 5-point road favorite in week 2 of the college football season. The Badgers scored 22 points while compiling 368 total yards offensively which included 278 passing yards and 90 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 332 total yards defensively which included 251 passing yards and 81 rushing yards. 

Tanner Mordecai led the team in passing, completing 25 of 40 attempts for 278 yards and a touchdown while adding 21 rushing yards. Chez Mellusi led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. Will Pauling led the team in receiving, catching five of seven targets for 78 yards.

BookMaker has the Wisconsin Badgers listed as 19-point favorites at home against the Georgia Southern Eagles on Saturday in week 3 of the college football season. This will be the first time in the history of these two programs that they will face each other in college football. Georgia Southern is 2-0 ATS overall this season while the Wisconsin Badgers are 0-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 0-2 ATS as a favorite.

Wisconsin is the more talented team and will come away with the win in this matchup, however, the Georgia Southern Eagles are 2-0 ATS overall this season while the Wisconsin Badgers are 0-2 ATS overall and 0-2 ATS as a favorite this year. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am taking the Georgia Southern Eagles +19 on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers in week 3 of the college football season on BookMaker. 

Spooky Express Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles +19