Michigan at Wisconsin College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Camp Randall Stadium
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The Michigan Wolverines head to Camp Randall Stadium to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 8.5 point favorites. The Wolverines are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-1. The Badgers are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-3-0.
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Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 4-5-1 against the spread
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
11/12/17 RB Karan Higdon Ankle left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/12/17 WR Kekoa Crawford Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/12/17 DB Lavert Hill Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/12/17 DL Luiji Vilain Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/12/17 TE Nick Eubanks Head is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/12/17 WR Nico Collins Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/12/17 WR Oliver Martin Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/12/17 RB Ty Isaac Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/04/17 DB Nate Johnson Dismissed out for season
10/02/17 QB Wilton Speight Back out indefinitely
09/18/17 WR Tarik Black Foot out indefinitely
09/11/17 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
11/12/17 LB Chris Orr Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/12/17 S D'cota Dixon Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/12/17 WR George Rushing Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/12/17 WR Jazz Peavy Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/12/17 TE Luke Benzschawel Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/12/17 OL Tyler Biadasz Leg left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/27/17 S Patrick Johnson Arm is out for season
10/27/17 RB Taiwan Deal Ankle is out for season
10/27/17 CB Titus Booker Personal has left team
08/27/17 LB Mason Stokke Leg out for season
08/27/17 RB Sam Brodner Knee is out for season
08/27/17 LB Zack Baun Foot is out for season
08/10/17 LB Jack Cichy ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan Wolverines are 72nd in the country in points scored with 279. They have run 666 plays this year for 3,730 yards, which ranks them 110th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wolverines average 5.6 yards per play, which is 68th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 181 1st downs this season, ranking them 107th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan has run for 2,078 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in college football. They've run 423 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 70 times for 625 yards so far this year, which has them 30th in the country in penalties. Brandon Peters has passed for 329 yards this year. He's completed 28 throws while attempting 46 passes for a completion percentage of 60.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 149.6. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Michigan is 11th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 164. They have given up a total of 2,548 yards on D, which is 3rd in D-1. The Wolverines are 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 123 throws on 262 attempts against the Michigan Wolverines defense this season, ranking them 4th and 19th in the nation. The Michigan pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,445 yards in the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 337 attempts for 1,103 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the country against the run. The Wolverines have had 52 penalties for 421 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan is 2nd in the country in punt returns with 31. They've totaled 254 punt return yards and average 8.2 yards per return, which is 54th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 450 yards on special teams, which puts them 109th in kick return yardage. The Wolverines average 20 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,434. The Michigan Wolverines have tried 19 field goals this year and made 14, which is 34th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Michigan Wolverines kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 31 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,178 yards on 54 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 95th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Badgers have run for 2,454 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in college football. They've run 471 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wisconsin Badgers have been penalized on offense 59 times for 544 yards so far this season, which has them 73rd in the country in penalties. They are 24th in the nation in points scored with 363. They have run 681 plays this season for 4,335 yards, which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 in total offense. Wisconsin averages 6.4 yards per play, which is 30th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 222 1st downs this year, placing them 35th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Hornibrook averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 132 passes on 206 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 155.6. He has thrown for 1,863 yards this season.
The Wisconsin Badgers rush defense has allowed 289 attempts for 815 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. Wisconsin has committed 62 penalties for 553 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 71st in college football. They are 3rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 134. They have surrendered a total of 2,476 yards on D, which is 1st in the country. The Badgers are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 155 passes on 308 attempts against the Wisconsin defense this season, placing them 23rd and 63rd in Division 1. The Wisconsin Badgers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,661 yards through the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wisconsin Badgers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 79th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Wisconsin kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 47 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,457 yards on 36 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 92nd in Division 1 in punting average. Wisconsin is ranked 37th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 108 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 85th in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 460 yards on special teams, ranking 108th in kick return yardage. The Wisconsin Badgers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 42nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,903.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines +8.5
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