Wisconsin at Illinois College Football Picks & Predictions 10/31/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Wisconsin Badgers head to Memorial Stadium to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 23.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Badgers are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Fighting Illini are 2-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0.
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Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-5-0 against the spread
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
10/22/17 RB Chris James Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/22/17 WR Danny Davis Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/22/17 S Patrick Johnson Arm is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/22/17 RB Taiwan Deal Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/22/17 WR George Rushing Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/22/17 DE Isaiahh Loudermilk Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/22/17 OL Micah Kapoi Arm is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/22/17 P P.J. Rosowski Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
09/06/17 DE Chikwe Obasih Knee out indefinitely
08/27/17 RB Sam Brodner Knee out for season
08/27/17 LB Zack Baun Foot out for season
08/27/17 LB Mason Stokke Leg out for season
08/10/17 LB Jack Cichy ACL out for season
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
10/23/17 DB Ra'Von Bonner Head left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/22/17 LB Del'Shawn Phillips Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/22/17 LB Dele Harding Head is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/22/17 WR Mike Dudek Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/22/17 TE Nathan Echard Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/22/17 DB Patrick Nelson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/18/17 DB Tony Adams Shoulder is out for season
10/18/17 LB Tre Watson Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 RB Mike Epstein Foot out for season
08/23/17 LB Jake Hansen Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wisconsin Badgers are 33rd in the country in points scored with 256. They have run 476 plays this year for 3,243 yards, which ranks them 86th in Division 1 in total offense. The Badgers average 6.8 yards per play, which is 13th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 161 1st downs this season, ranking them 40th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wisconsin has run for 1,802 yards as a unit, which ranks 20th in college football. They've run 325 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Badgers have been penalized on offense 43 times for 378 yards so far this year, which has them 72nd in the country in penalties. Alex Hornibrook has passed for 1,435 yards this year. He's completed 98 throws while attempting 149 passes for a completion percentage of 65.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 166.1. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 9.6 yards per pass attempt.
Wisconsin is 6th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 93. They have given up a total of 1,858 yards on D, which is 6th in D-1. The Badgers are 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 118 throws on 219 attempts against the Wisconsin Badgers defense this season, ranking them 38th and 60th in the nation. The Wisconsin pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,242 yards in the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 209 attempts for 616 yards this season, putting them in 5th place in the country against the run. The Badgers have had 42 penalties for 383 yards on defense this year. That places them 63rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Wisconsin is 51st in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 85 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 287 yards on special teams, which puts them 106th in kick return yardage. The Badgers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 55th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,615. The Wisconsin Badgers have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 83rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Wisconsin Badgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 897 yards on 22 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 85th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Illini have run for 833 yards as a team, which ranks 118th in college football. They've run 226 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Illinois Fighting Illini have been penalized on offense 50 times for 475 yards so far this season, which has them 40th in the country in penalties. They are 119th in the nation in points scored with 130. They have run 436 plays this season for 2,193 yards, which ranks them 99th in Division 1 in total offense. Illinois averages 5 yards per play, which is 111th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this year, placing them 116th overall as an offensive unit. Jeff George Jr. averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 72 passes on 128 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.2. He has thrown for 893 yards this season.
The Illinois Fighting Illini rush defense has allowed 311 attempts for 1,475 yards this year, putting them in 102nd place in D-1 against the run. Illinois has committed 48 penalties for 440 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 88th in college football. They are 79th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 207. They have surrendered a total of 2,866 yards on D, which is 72nd in the country. The Fighting Illini are ranked 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 112 passes on 194 attempts against the Illinois defense this season, placing them 28th and 22nd in Division 1. The Illinois Fighting Illini pass defense has also given up a total of 1,391 yards through the air, which is 38th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Illinois Fighting Illini have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 10, which is 45th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Illinois kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,543 yards on 37 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 72nd in Division 1 in punting average. Illinois is ranked 109th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 61 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 330 yards on special teams, ranking 94th in kick return yardage. The Illinois Fighting Illini average 19 yards per kick return and they are 117th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,584.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Fighting Illini college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini +23.5
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