Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Michigan Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 10 point favorites. This season the Badgers are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Wolverines have an over/under record of 4-0-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Alex Hornibrook finished with 195 yards through the air for Wisconsin last week. He completed 16 passes out of 26 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Badgers were led in rushing by Dare Ogunbowale, who finished with 55 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jazz Peavy was the team leader in receiving with a total of 96 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wisconsin got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 317 yards for the game. The Badgers ran for 122 yards on 41 attempts.
Wilton Speight finished with 189 yards passing for Michigan last week. He went 21 for 34, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Wolverines were led on the ground by De'Veon Smith, who finished with 107 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Amara Darboh led the team in receiving with 44 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. Michigan had 25 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 84 total plays for 515 yards for the contest. The Wolverines ran for 326 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Wisconsin scores 30.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 64th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.3 passes on 28.5 attempts for a 64 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 226.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 71st in college football. The Badgers run for an average of 184.3 yards per game on 46.8 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 58th in the nation. They also run 75.3 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 410.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 77th overall this season. The Badgers average 23.8 first downs per game which ranks them 40th in the country. They accumulate 40.5 penalty yards per game via 3.8 penalties, which ranks 117th in the nation.
Wisconsin allows 196.5 passing yards per game, ranking 39th in D-1, and they allow 11.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 7th. They give up 16.5 completions on 29.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.5. The Badgers allow 80.5 rushing yards per game on 25.3 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 10th in the country. Wisconsin allows 277 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 50.8 yards per game, ranking them 49th among D-1 teams.
Michigan averages 52 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 4th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.3 passes per game on 31.5 attempts for a 64.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 238 yards through the air per game, ranking them 65th in Division 1. The Wolverines run for an average of 229.8 yards per game on 42.5 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 29th on the ground. They also run 74 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 467.8 yards per game, ranking them 40th in the country on offense. The Wolverines get an average of 25 first downs per game, which ranks 25th in the nation. They average 43.5 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, ranking them 103rd in college football.
Michigan allows an average of 147.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 12th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th in the nation. They give up 13 completions on 26.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.1 per game. The Wolverines allow 124.5 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 39th in the country. Michigan allows 271.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.3 yards per play, which ranks 11th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 48.8 yards in each contest, ranking 44th in the nation.
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Michigan Betting Trends
Michigan is 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 RB Bradrick Shaw Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/25/16 CB Caesar Williams Leg "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/25/16 OG Jon Dietzen Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/25/16 K Rafael Gaglianone Back "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/25/16 WR Reggie Love Infection "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/13/16 CB Natrell Jamerson Leg expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/10/16 OL George Panos Shoulder out for season
09/05/16 LB Chris Orr Leg out for season
08/25/16 OL Dan Voltz Knee out for season
09/25/16 DT Bryan Mone Knee "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
09/25/16 RB Drake Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
09/25/16 CB Jeremy Clark Knee injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Wisconsin
09/25/16 RB Kareem Walker Academics "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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