College Football Predictions Wisconsin Badgers Big 10 Conference Preview 2008: The Badgers will certainly have one of the toughest schedules in the Big 10, however, not all is bad. The Wisconsin Badgers’ betting odds ML to win the BCS National Championship in 2009 is +4000 at SBGglobal.com.
Here are some notable games to mark on your 2008 calendar: September 27th at Michigan, October 4th vs. Ohio State, October 11th vs. Penn State, October 18th at Iowa, October 25th vs. Illinois, and November 1st at Michigan State. Here is the good news: they will be facing Ohio State, Penn State, and Illinois at home (Camp Randall Stadium), where they are very tough to beat.
In the 2008 NFL Draft, the Badgers lost: 2 defensive players (CB, Ikegwuonu and DT Hayden), WR Hubbard, and PK Mehlhaff. Here are their top-recruits for Wisconsin: (QB) Curt Phillips, (DE) Tyler Westphal, (DT) Daniel Moore, (LB) Leonard Hubbard, (K) Bradley Nortman, and (OL) Peter Konz. The Wisconsin Badgers’ betting odds ML to win the Big 10 Conference in 2008 is second best at +250.
The key to the offense this season will be the return of stellar RB P.J. Hill. In only his sophomore year, Hill rushed for over 1,200 yards for 14 TDs. At 225 lbs, Hill will be the featured back, especially in short yardage situations. Backing Hill at the HB position will be Zach Brown and Lance Smith. The betting odds (ML) that the Wisconsin badgers will win OVER 8½ games in the 2008 regular season are -180.
The defense will also be very strong this season, with 6 returning starter. The Badgers are expecting significant contributions from Matt Shaughnessy and Kirk DeCremer. The betting odds (ML) that the Badgers will win UNDER 8½ games in 2008 are +150.