Two ESPN College Gameday hosts like Illinois’ chances against Wisconsin

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ESPN College Gameday hosts give their ‘super dogs’ every week, picking big-time underdogs to cover the betting spread and maybe win outright.

Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard both selected Illinois as their super dogs today. During their explanations, both said Illinois could win outright.

“I like Illinois outright,” Howard said about Wisconsin being 11-point favorites. “Somebody loves Wisconsin and I don’t get it.”

Wisconsin has been favored in every game thus far. They’ve obviously lost three of those contests, most recently at home against Michigan.

The Badgers still have an outside shot at continuing to be favored by Vegas in every game this season, especially if the team strings a few wins together while Iowa falters before the October 30 matchup between the two schools.

That all needs to start with a win today against Bret Bielema and Illinois.

All Betting Lines are Courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook

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