Badger Bits: Wisconsin favored in every game but one next season, according to oddsmakers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are expected by some to avenge their blowout loss to Wisconsin last season when the Badgers visit Memorial Stadium in late September.

My attention span was shot even before the internet the internet conditioned me to forget what I'm doing every five seconds. My guess is that I'm not the only one. Thankfully, there are still people in this world that can concentrate long enough to do things like project the point spreads for all 798 games in college football next season. Whatever the quality of the predictions, that kind of effort is commendable in today's twitchy age.

Here's what Wisconsin's working with next season:

Northern Iowa at Wisconsin -37
Wisconsin -14 at Oregon State
Utah State at Wisconsin -27.5
UTEP at Wisconsin -32.5
Wisconsin at Nebraska -4
Illinois at Wisconsin -18
Wisconsin -6.5 at Purdue
Minnesota at Wisconsin -23
Michigan State at Wisconsin -7
Wisconsin -21 at Indiana
Ohio State at Wisconsin -4
Wisconsin -5 at Penn State

At Nebraska is the only game where Wisconsin isn't favored, which makes some sense considering how much better the Huskers played at Memorial Stadium last season.

Purdue sticking within a touchdown is a headscratcher, especially considering last year's result. I'm not sure Ohio State deserves a larger benefit of the doubt relative to Michigan State, either. Otherwise, I dig the positive vibes emanating our way in recent weeks.

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