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Nebraska vs. Wisconsin 2016 odds: Cornhuskers expected to get their 1st loss

The Wisconsin Badgers host the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a showdown game this Saturday night boasting strong ATS trends against Big Ten opponents.

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The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-3 straight up and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games against Big Ten opponents. The Badgers will try to hand the Nebraska Cornhuskers their first loss of the season this Saturday in Madison.

Wisconsin is an 8.5-point home favorite on Saturday night at sportsbooks monitored by In their last five games against Big Ten opponents, the Badgers are 5-0 ATS.

Given that the Badgers have already faced road tests in Michigan State, Michigan, and Iowa, and home games against LSU and Ohio State, Wisconsin's 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS record is quite impressive.

The team's two losses came against Ohio State and Michigan, two teams that most consider to be in the top five in the nation. After going off as an underdog in four of its first seven games, Wisconsin will likely be a favorite in all five of its remaining games.

The Badgers are 13-1 SU and 7-7 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite of a touchdown or more per the OddsShark College Football Database.

Betting Line / Total: Wisconsin -8.5 / 43.5 Points

Trend: Wisconsin is 5-0 ATS in its last five games against its conference.

Trend: Nebraska is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games on the road.

Nebraska has had a much easier schedule through its first seven games than the Badgers had, going off as favorites in every game and taking care of business with a 7-0 SU and 4-2-1 ATS record.

The Cornhuskers have played well enough to play their way into the AP Top 10, but the next two weeks will define Nebraska's season as the team faces both Wisconsin and Ohio State on the road. In their last five games against the Badgers, the Cornhuskers are just 1-4 SU and ATS.

Saturday's total is set at 43.5 points. The OVER is 4-1 in the last five games between Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Coming into the 2016 season, many were expecting the Big Ten to only have two elite teams: Ohio State and Michigan. But as the season has unfolded, the conference has shown a surprising amount of depth, most notably from these two teams.

After getting to this point on the heels of a soft schedule, Nebraska now has the chance to make a legitimate statement with an upset win at Camp Randall Stadium.

Nebraska Cornhuskers at Wisconsin Badgers

When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. ET

Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.

Cornhuskers at Badgers OddsShark Matchup Report