Northwestern at Wisconsin College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Camp Randall Stadium
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Camp Randall Stadium to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 14.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52.5. The Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Badgers are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
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Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
09/24/17 WR Jalen Brown Lower Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
09/24/17 DB Marcus McShepard Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
09/18/17 DB Brian Bullock Leg out for season
09/18/17 DB Roderick Campbell Undisclosed out for season
09/03/17 CB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
08/31/17 DE Xavier Washington Suspension out indefinitely
08/23/17 DT Jake Saunders Undisclosed out for season
08/23/17 WR Solomon Vault Lower Body out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
09/24/17 WR George Rushing Leg "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/24/17 FB Jake Whalen Head "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/24/17 OL Jon Dietzen Leg "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/24/17 P P.J. Rosowski Leg "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/24/17 S Patrick Johnson Arm "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
09/06/17 DE Chikwe Obasih Knee out indefinitely
08/27/17 LB Mason Stokke Leg out for season
08/27/17 RB Sam Brodner Knee out for season
08/27/17 LB Zack Baun Foot out for season
08/16/17 RB Taiwan Deal Ankle out indefinitely
08/10/17 LB Jack Cichy ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Northwestern Wildcats are 90th in the country in points scored with 97. They have run 216 plays this year for 1,377 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. The Wildcats average 6.4 yards per play, which is 34th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 71 1st downs this season, ranking them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northwestern has run for 481 yards as a unit, which ranks 97th in college football. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Wildcats have been penalized on offense 15 times for 139 yards so far this year, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. Clayton Thorson has passed for 842 yards this year. He's completed 62 throws while attempting 97 passes for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 144.3. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt.
Northwestern is 27th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 68. They have given up a total of 1,231 yards on D, which is 43rd in D-1. The Wildcats are 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 72 throws on 126 attempts against the Northwestern Wildcats defense this season, ranking them 63rd and 72nd in the nation. The Northwestern pass defense has also surrendered a total of 760 yards in the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 115 attempts for 471 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 17 penalties for 135 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Northwestern is 116th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 2 punt return yards and average 0.7 yards per return, which is 122nd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 166 yards on special teams, which puts them 85th in kick return yardage. The Wildcats average 17 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,545. The Northwestern Wildcats have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 98th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Northwestern Wildcats kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 639 yards on 13 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That ranks them 2nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Badgers have run for 826 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in college football. They've run 148 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wisconsin Badgers have been penalized on offense 16 times for 139 yards so far this season, which has them 116th in the country in penalties. They are 39th in the nation in points scored with 130. They have run 220 plays this season for 1,533 yards, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 in total offense. Wisconsin averages 7 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 82 1st downs this year, placing them 58th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Hornibrook averages 10 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 49 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 70%. His quarterback rating this year is 189. He has thrown for 701 yards this season.
The Wisconsin Badgers rush defense has allowed 88 attempts for 272 yards this year, putting them in 5th place in D-1 against the run. Wisconsin has committed 22 penalties for 199 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 66th in college football. They are 3rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 30. They have surrendered a total of 744 yards on D, which is 6th in the country. The Badgers are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 45 passes on 80 attempts against the Wisconsin defense this season, placing them 13th and 10th in Division 1. The Wisconsin Badgers pass defense has also given up a total of 472 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wisconsin Badgers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 94th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Wisconsin kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 413 yards on 10 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 79th in Division 1 in punting average. Wisconsin is ranked 53rd in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 28 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 96th in college football. They have returned 5 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, ranking 104th in kick return yardage. The Wisconsin Badgers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,693.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +14.5
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