Saturday, October 24, 2015
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The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.
Wisconsin was led in passing last game by Joel Stave, who finished with 322 yards through the air. He went 30 for 39 on the game, good for a 77% completion percentage. Dare Ogunbowale was the rushing leader for the Badgers last game. He carried the ball 18 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 56 yards. Alex Erickson led the team in receiving. He had a total of 86 yards on 9 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Wisconsin got a total of 26 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 17 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 76 total plays for 418 yards for the game. The Badgers ran for 96 yards on 37 attempts.
Illinois was led in passing last game by Wes Lunt, who finished with 317 yards through the air. He went 25 for 42 on the game, good for a 60% completion percentage. Ke'Shawn Vaughn was the rushing leader for the Fighting Illini last game. He carried the ball 19 times for an average of 4 yards per carry and ended with 67 yards. Geronimo Allison led the team in receiving. He had a total of 148 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 19 yards per catch in the game. Illinois got a total of 20 first downs by way of 2 rushing, 14 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 67 total plays for 363 yards for the game. The Fighting Illini ran for 46 yards on 24 attempts.
Wisconsin is averaging a total of 26.3 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 35 passes per game and completing 21.7 of them for a 62 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 251 yards per game through the air as well. The Badgers are averaging 154.6 rushing yards per game on 37.1 attempts per contest for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. They also run 72.1 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 405.6 yards per game. The Badgers are averaging 23.4 first downs per game and they accumulate 61.4 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties.
Wisconsin allows 168.6 passing yards per game and 10.9 points per contest on defense. They give up 15.6 completions on 29.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.7. The Badgers give up 103.7 rushing yards per contest on 31.1 carries for a 3.3 average per carry. Wisconsin gives up 272.3 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties per game that total 80.1 yards as a unit.
Illinois is accumulating 28.5 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 43 passes per game and complete 24.7 of them for a 57.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 256.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Fighting Illini rush for an average of 137.5 yards per contest on 36 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry for the season. They also run 79 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 394 yards per game. The Fighting Illini get an average of 21.7 first downs per game and they average 52.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties.
Illinois allows an average of 180.2 passing yards and 19.7 points per contest. They give up 17.2 completions on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.8 per game. The Fighting Illini give up 152.3 rushing yards per game on 38 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry. Illinois gives up 332.5 total yards per game including an average of 4.7 per play. They create an average of 1.7 turnovers per game and 6.7 penalties for 58.5 yards each game.
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 2-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 2-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/15 RB Corey Clement Hernia "?"
10/18/15 RB Taiwan Deal Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/17/15 OL Dan Voltz Elbow "?"
10/15/15 LB Leon Jacobs Toe out for season
10/07/15 TE Austin Traylor Arm expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/12/15 OG Ray Ball Shoulder out indefinitely
09/10/15 OG Jon Dietzen Ankle out indefinitely
10/18/15 DL Brandon Roberts Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/18/15 DL Jamal Milan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/18/15 RB Josh Ferguson Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/18/15 LB Sean Adesanya Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/09/15 DB Patrick Nelson Undisclosed out for season
09/22/15 TE Tyler White Concussion out indefinitely
09/15/15 OL Zach Heath Leg expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/15/15 TE Tim Clary Hand out indefinitely
08/26/15 DL Teko Powell Foot out for season
08/24/15 RB Dre Brown Knee out for season
08/24/15 WR Justin Hardee Foot out indefinitely
08/24/15 WR Mike Dudek Knee out indefinitely
08/24/15 RB Reggie Corbin Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Illinois
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