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Washington State vs. Wisconsin picks and best bets for Week 2

It’s a Pac-12 vs. Big Ten showdown at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 03 Illinois State at Wisconsin Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We have a Pac-12 vs. Big Ten battle in America’s heartland on Saturday as the Washington State Cougars hit the road to meet the Wisconsin Badgers at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI, and will air on Fox.

Washington State (1-0) had to fight off nearby FCS rival Idaho on Saturday, edging the Vandals for a 24-17 victory. Quarterback Cameron Ward threw for three touchdowns while running back Nakia Watson ran for 117 yards on 6.5 yards per carry.

Wisconsin (1-0) blew right past Illinois State in its opener over the weekend, shutting out the Redbirds in a 38-0 victory. Dark horse Heisman Trophy candidate broke off 148 yards on 10.6 yards per carry and two touchdowns in the victory.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Washington State: 73rd overall, 99th offense, 49th defense
Wisconsin: 9th overall, 50th offense, 5th defense

Injury update

Washington State

WR Zeriah Beason - Questionable (Eligibility)


WR Stephan Bracey - Questionable (Leg)
TE Jack Pugh - Questionable (Leg)
CB Justin Clark - Questionable (Hamstring)


Against The Spread

Washington State: 0-1 ATS
Wisconsin: 1-0 ATS


Washington State: Over 0-1
Wisconsin: Over 0-1

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Washington State: 77th overall, 62nd offense, 106th defense
Wisconsin: 117th overall, 113th offense, 56th defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Wisconsin -17.5
Total: 49
Moneyline: Wisconsin -1150, Washington State +750

Opening line: Wisconsin -17.5
Opening total: 46.5


73 degrees, cloudy with a few showers, 8 MPH winds NNW

The Pick

Wisconsin -17.5

17 and the hook is a pretty big spread and we’ll still go with the Badgers to cover at home here. Allen should have another 120+ rushing yard game while the defense will have little issue handling a Cougar team that struggled to put away an FCS team last Saturday. Roll with UW.

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