Wisconsin at Rutgers Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/30/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway
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On Saturday afternoon, the Wisconsin Badgers (5-2) will take their solid defense on the road to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-3). The Badgers are third in the Big Ten West right now while the Scarlet Knights sit in fourth place in the Big Ten East.
Last Saturday, Wisconsin had their most lopsided win of the year when they beat Maryland 52-7 at home. They had 311 rushing yards in that win, and their defense was able to hold Maryland to just 175 total yards.
Through their first seven games, the Badgers are third in the nation in rushing with 338.4 yards per game on the ground. Melvin Gordon has been one of the best running backs in the country this season by rushing for 1,168 yards and 16 touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver Alex Erickson has caught a team-leading 32 passes for 440 yards and two scores.
Rutgers lost their second straight game last Saturday when they were defeated 42-24 by Nebraska on the road. Their defense gave up 455 yards in that loss and their offense was only able to convert four of their 12 third down chances.
The Scarlet Knights have five wins this season despite giving up 28.5 points per game to their opponents. Senior quarterback Gary Nova has thrown for 1,949 yards this season with 14 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Wide receiver Leonte Carroo has 39 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
Wisconsin Badgers are 2-5-0 Against the Spread
Wisconsin Badgers are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/25/14 LB D'cota Dixon Shoulder out for season
09/16/14 Backup RB Caleb Kinlaw Undisclosed expected to redshirt
09/16/14 Backup RB Taiwan Deal Hand out for season
08/29/14 RB Vonte Jackson Knee out for season
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
10/27/14 DB Andre Hunt Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/27/14 OL Betim Bujari Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/27/14 WR Ruhann Peele Upper Body expected to miss Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/27/14 OL Jacquis Webb Lower Body expected to miss Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/27/14 FB Kevin Marquez Upper Body expected to miss Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/27/14 LB Kevin Snyder Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/27/14 TE Logan Lister Lower Body expected to miss Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/26/14 DB Andre Boggs Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/26/14 QB Gary Nova Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/16/14 Backup RB Savon Huggins Shoulder out for season
09/21/14 RB Paul James Knee out for season
09/08/14 DB Kiy Hester Personal out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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