We’ve waited long enough, Wisconsin football is finally here! College football fans are excited to have a more normal college football season. Last season, the Badgers played in just seven games, including their Duke’s Mayo Bowl victory over Wake Forest.
The Badgers currently have a 12-game schedule, and like many fans, I’m hoping we get to watch the Badgers play all 12. The 12th-ranked Badgers will host the 19th-ranked Penn St. Nittany Lions on Saturday.
Like the Badgers, Penn St. also endured a frustrating and disappointing 2020 season. They started their season losing their first five games before winning their final four. They did not play in a bowl game.
Wisconsin vs. Penn St. odds for Week 1:
Heading into their season-opening game, the Badgers are 5.5 point favorites over the Nittany Lions according to the latest betting odds from WynnBET.
If you would rather just pick the winner of the game, you can bet the moneyline. WynnBET currently has Wisconsin as favored to win the game with -225 odds. That means if you bet $225 on Wisconsin, you could win $100 if the Badgers win. If you bet Penn St. at +185, you could bet $100 to win $185.
If you like to bet the over/under on points scored, WynnBET has the points set at 51.5 points with -105 (bet $105 to win $100) on the over and -115 (bet $115 to win $100) on the under.
Wisconsin Injury Report vs. Penn St. for Week 1:
There are three players who will be out for the season for the Badgers: CB Al Ashford (arm), TE Cole Dakovich (leg), and LS Duncan McKinley (left leg).
WR Danny Davis was recently on the injury report for a head injury, but it sounds like barring an injury during practice, he will be able to go by game time this weekend.
Wisconsin vs. Penn St. Prediction for Week 1:
There are a few different routes you can go while betting on this game.
If you want to just bet straight-up winners for this game, bet the moneyline. That way, you don’t need to worry about how many points a team wins or loses.
For this matchup, I’m taking the Badgers and the points. I predicted the Badgers would win this game by six in my game-by-game predictions for the 2021 season. I think a home-field advantage will be huge for the Badgers. This is the first time fans will be back at Camp Randall since the 2019 season. I fully expect this to be an electric atmosphere, even for an 11:00 AM kickoff.
Wisconsin’s next game and schedule:
Following their game against Penn St., the Badgers will take on Eastern Michigan at home on September 11 in a night game that kicks off at 7:00 PM.
What channel is the Wisconsin game on this week?:
If you live in the region, you should be able to watch the game on your local FOX channel. For Madison, that will be channel FOX 27 WKOW.
Wisconsin vs. Penn St. live stream:
For those that are looking for streaming options, FuboTV is one option to consider, especially since they are currently offering a seven-day free trial for new users.