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2015 Wisconsin Badgers Season Preview – Betting Futures Odds and Win Total

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CFB-WISCONSIN-TEAM-PREVIEW
Following Gary Anderson’s departure to take the head coaching job at Oregon State, Wisconsin brought back a former colleague and offensive coordinator at Wisconsin. Paul Chryst is the new head coach, and he was born in Madison and played QB for the Badgers.
Chryst was the head coach at Pittsburgh the past three seasons and inherits a team that is favored to win the Big Ten West division again after going 7-1 in conference play last season. Don’t buy the hype.
2015 SCHEDULE
9/5: vs. Alabama (Arlington)
9/12: vs. Miami, Ohio
9/19: vs. Troy
9/26: vs. Hawaii
10/3: vs. Iowa
10/10: at Nebraska
10/17: vs. Purdue
10/24: at Illinois
10/31 vs. Rutgers
11/7: at Maryland
11/21: vs. Northwestern
11/28: at Minnesota
Wisconsin’s schedule is pretty ordinary again despite opening with Alabama as a 9-point underdog on a neutral field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The Badgers will be huge favorites in their next three home games and play a fourth-straight at home to open Big Ten play against Iowa as a likely inflated double-digit favorite.
The next week it’s to Nebraska in a near pick ‘em and ‘Husker nation will be ready for redemption following a pair of blowout losses to the Badgers the past three seasons.
Five more weeks lie ahead as favorites and some sizeable, but an upset or two wouldn’t surprise before they close at Minnesota over Thanksgiving and the Gophers will get the Axe back.
SEASON WIN TOTAL
Wisconsin’s season over/under win total is 9.5 with -140 juice to the over. The Badgers also opened 65-1 to win the National Title despite being the favorite to win the Big Ten West division.
Don’t buy into this Badgers team as top-tier, as this is an over-rated Wisconsin team and ‘under’ the season win total must be bet. They’re a definite candidate to start the season ranked in the top-15 and be out of the top-25 by mid-October.
OFFENSIVE OUTLOOK
Senior QB Joel Stave returns as the starter, but last year he completed just 53 percent of his passes for 1,350 yards and a 9/10 TD-to-INT ratio. He handed the ball to the Big Ten’s best back often last season and the Badgers had one of the league’s very best offensive lines.
That’s not the case this season, as coach Chryst noted at the start of fall camp, “Right now, today, I couldn’t tell you who the starting five are.” The only sure starters if healthy are senior LT Tyler Marz and center Dan Voltz. So don’t expect the Badgers to come close to last year’s 320 rushing yards per game and note they have their fifth offensive line coach since 2011.
New running backs and a sub-par receiving corps outside of top returning WR senior Alex Erickson makes the Badgers over-valued on offense and perhaps their most inefficient offense in the past seven seasons.
DEFENSIVE OUTLOOK
Wisconsin outgained Big Ten opponents by 215 yards per game last season and the defense allowed less than 300 yards per game but 21 points per game. However, with the offense controlling the ball, clock and chains, the defense was fresher and better than projected with limited starters returning.
This year five starters are back and the Badgers are more experienced overall on this side of the ball. The strength is in the secondary which should be one of the Big Ten’s best. Top tackler and senior strong safety Michael Caputo was second team All-American, but teams are still likely to run the ball better on the Badgers, who allowed 126 rushing yards per game last season.
SEASON PREDICTION
If Wisconsin wins 10 games, which I don’t see, it won’t be because they’re real good. Rather, the schedule isn’t tough, but with the offensive line weakness against Alabama’s strong defensive front seven, I don’t see an upset coming opening week.
Road games at Nebraska and Minnesota could well be losses, so right there the ‘under’ season win total is cashed. But clearly this team could be upset along the way with a stagnant offense and more pressure put on the defense to perform.
Wisconsin might be the favorite to win the Big Ten West, but they’re not nearly as strong nor a worthy wager to make it to the Big Ten title game or attain double-digit victories.
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2015 Ohio State Buckeyes Season Preview – Betting Futures Odds and Win Total

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CFB-OHIO-STATE-TEAM-PREVIEW
The defending national champs are expected to contend for the national title again as Ohio State is a 3-1 choice to repeat. The Buckeyes are supremely talented with balance and strength on offense that can overpower teams and allow the improved defense to deliver stronger stats this season.
2015 SCHEDULE
9/7: at Virginia Tech
9/12: vs. Hawaii
9/19: vs. Northern Illinois
9/26: vs. Western Michigan
10/3: at Indiana
10/10: vs. Maryland (Homecoming)
10/17: vs. Penn State
10/24: at Rutgers
11/7: vs. Minnesota
11/14: at Illinois
11/21: vs. Michigan State
11/27: at Michigan
The Big Ten East division remains the strongest and Ohio State plays their toughest two games at home against Michigan State and Penn State. The Buckeyes do not play three of the strongest teams from the West division in Wisconsin, Nebraska or Iowa.
SEASON WIN TOTAL
The Buckeyes are lined at 11.5 wins with heavy juice on the under at -180. It will take an undefeated regular season to cash an over season win ticket, but the Buckeyes get their two toughest opponents at home.
However, recall their one loss last season was at home to Virginia Tech as a 11-point favorite.
Early lines show Ohio State laying over two TDs to Virginia Tech along with their closest rivals in the Big Ten East division Michigan State, Penn State and Michigan. The Buckeyes are a heavy favorite to make a return trip to the NCAA playoffs and final four, but there is no value betting on or against Ohio State this season.
OFFENSIVE OUTLOOK
The Buckeyes averaged 45 points per game and 512 yards offense each of the past two seasons and did so last season despite losing preseason Big Ten Player of the Year QB Braxton Miller. He returns, but so too does last year’s star starter and third team All American quarterback JT Barrett. Cardale Jones was the third string QB last year and all he did was guide the Buckeyes to three-straight wins to close the season over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon.
Jones has a rocket arm and passed for over 200 yards in playoff victories over Alabama and Oregon, but Barrett will get first crack to remain the starter in a heated battle with three talented quarterbacks.
Ohio State returns more and is stronger this season, and regardless of who is under center, the Buckeyes are loaded at every position and should once again be an elite offensive team that may both run and pass for an average of over 250 yards per game.
DEFENSIVE OUTLOOK
Seven starters return on defense and head coach Urban Meyer’s team is stockpiled with talent. The linebacker unit is elite, and junior All-American DL Joey Bosa is a projected No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft. Senior defensive tackle Adolphus Washington may also be a first round pick and their pressure on opposing QBs will be fierce again after dropping opposing QBs 45 times last season.
That pressure will make an already talented and top-tier secondary even better. Junior safety’s Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell combined for 10 INTs last season.
Still, Ohio State did get gashed on the ground last season by Navy (370) and Indiana (288).
Against quality QBs, they allowed high passing yards and production against Cincinnati (352), Michigan State (358) and Oregon (333). This is a team that allowed at least 24 points in four of their final five games before holding Oregon to 20 in the national title game. The Buckeyes have room to grow and will be better if the run defense improves as expected. There’s too much talent here to not be among the Big Ten’s best.
SEASON PREDICTION
The Buckeyes again face a very modest schedule as the Big Ten has not been strong the past few seasons and their toughest opponents travel to the Horseshoe in Columbus, where Ohio State fans led the nation in attendance last season (105,000/game).
Last year’s projected dominant team Florida State did go undefeated in the regular season but was very fortunate and struggled against a handful of teams. Ohio State will be powerful again and coach Urban Meyer is the best in the business and willing to pound teams and put them away.
He’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so again this season, but there is no value at all betting on Ohio State to win the national title, so I can’t recommend betting on an undefeated season either.
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