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Wisconsin Football Player Props for Primetime Tilt vs. Ohio State

Here are a few Wisconsin football player props to help make the Badgers game more interesting.



Wisconsin Badgers football quarterback Braedyn Locke hands it off to Braelon Allen
Oct 21, 2023; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Braedyn Locke (18) hands the ball to running back Braelon Allen (0) against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin Badgers football team (5-2, 3-1 B1G) return home to host the undefeated, No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

The Badgers are coming off a remarkable comeback victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini on the road last week. Still, anyone with a working brain knows the Buckeyes are a different beast entirely.

Before the Badgers gear up for a David vs. Goliath showdown against Ohio State this weekend, I’ve prepared some enticing player prop bets for you, courtesy of Sleeper.

Let’s dive in.

Wisconsin Football WR Will Pauling Over 3.5 Catches (1.60x)

As long as Sleeper keeps setting Will Pauling’s over-under on catches at 3.5 passes each week — I’m going to continue selecting it. 

Ohio State’s defense is really good. But Pauling has caught 23 passes over the last three weeks and established himself as the top receiving option in the Wisconsin football offense. 

He and Braedyn Locke showed a strong connection against Illinois, and I anticipate them building on that this week, with Pauling getting ample targets from the slot again.

Until an opposing team figures out how to slow Pauling down or Sleeper puts this total higher than 3.5 catches, I’m taking this prop bet without batting an eyelash. 

Braelon Allen Over 75.5 Rushing Yards (1.78x)

Braelon Allen put together his best performance of the year against Illinois last week. He finished the game with a career-high 29 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown. 

More importantly, he ran violently and was about that action. 

Wisconsin football needs to lean on its best offensive player against OSU, so Allen eclipsing 75.5 yards seems well within the realm of possibility, considering he’s averaging 108.6 yards over the last five games.  

I’m not going to overthink this one. 

Wisconsin Football QB Braedyn Locke Over 156.5 Passing Yards (1.78x)

Lulu-Locke looked terrific in his first college start last weekend, throwing for 240 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. 

I thought Braedyn Locke was patient, showed excellent command of the offense, and showed up routinely when the Badgers needed him most. 

I want to clarify that I’m not expecting Locke to light up the Buckeyes defense by any stretch of the imagination, but going over 156.5 yards seems doable — especially if/when Wisconsin football falls behind and relies on the passing attack.  

Last week, I picked Locke to go over his passing prop against Illinois based on nothing other than fandom — this weekend, I’m at least going off a week’s worth of encouraging film. 

Marvin Harrison Jr. Over 103.5 Receiving Yards (1.77x)

Marvin Harrison Jr. is remarkably good at football. I am also confident in saying that he’s the most talented and dynamic skill-position player in the country right now. 

As good as the Wisconsin Badgers secondary (mostly Ricardo Hallman) has been at times — I don’t think they have a prayer of stopping Harrison Jr. He’s been targeted 13 times or more in each of the last three weeks and comfortably leads the Big Ten with 766 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 42 receptions. 

Ohio State star wideout also has eclipsed 103.5 receiving yards in five of the Buckeyes’ eight games. 

I don’t like rooting for an opposing player to do anything (and I won’t be), but this seems like a player prop worth exploring. 


To get in on the action, join Sleeper by clicking this link and using Promo code RF-DILLONGRAFF to get a $100 deposit match.

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