Wisconsin at Miami Orange Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Miami Hurricanes host the Wisconsin Badgers at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 5.5 point favorites. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 2-10-0 and they are 5-7-0 against the spread. The Badgers have an ATS record of 8-5-0 while their over/under record is 7-6-0.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-5-0 against the spread
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 2-10-0 against the over/under
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-7-0 against the spread
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/03/17 WR George Rushing Leg is "?" Saturday vs Miami Florida
12/03/17 DB Lubern Figaro Leg is "?" Saturday vs Miami Florida
12/03/17 LB Noah Burks Leg is "?" Saturday vs Miami Florida
12/01/17 RB Bradrick Shaw Leg is out for season
12/01/17 TE Zander Neuville Leg is out for season
11/13/17 WR Quintez Cephus Leg is out for season
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 LB Zack Baun Foot is out for season
08/27/17 RB Sam Brodner Knee is out for season
08/10/17 LB Jack Cichy ACL out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/03/17 DB Trajan Bandy Leg is "?" Saturday vs Wisconsin
11/29/17 WR Ahmmon Richards Knee is out for season
11/27/17 TE Christopher Herndon IV Knee is out for season
11/12/17 LB Charles Perry Leg is out for season
11/06/17 DL Demetrius Jackson Lower Body is out for season
11/06/17 WR Dionte Mullins Undisclosed is out for season
10/18/17 WR Evidence Njoku Knee is out for season
10/08/17 RB Mark Walton Ankle out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wisconsin Badgers have run for 2,984 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in college football. They've run 582 times, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Badgers have been penalized on offense 72 times for 668 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 22nd in the nation in points scored with 439. They have run 874 plays this season for 5,415 yards, which ranks them 87th in Division 1 in total offense. The Badgers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 272 1st downs this year, placing them 35th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Hornibrook averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 156 passes on 244 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 155.9. He has thrown for 2,157 yards this season.
The Badgers rush defense has allowed 407 attempts for 1,204 yards this year, putting them in 3rd place in D-1 against the run. Wisconsin has committed 72 penalties for 640 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 70th in college football. They are 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 172. They have surrendered a total of 3,292 yards on D, which is 4th in the country. The Badgers are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opposing offenses have completed 181 passes on 369 attempts against the Wisconsin Badgers defense this season, placing them 15th and 61st in Division 1. The Wisconsin pass defense has also given up a total of 2,088 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wisconsin Badgers have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 14, which is 66th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Wisconsin Badgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 55 for 55 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,217 yards on 55 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 93rd in Division 1 in punting average. Wisconsin is ranked 29th in the nation in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 186 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 50th in college football. They have returned 31 kicks for 644 yards on special teams, ranking 81st in kick return yardage. The Badgers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,244.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hurricanes are 56th in the country in points scored with 354. They have run 785 plays this year for 4,871 yards, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Miami Hurricanes average 6.2 yards per play, which is 33rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 234 1st downs this season, ranking them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 1,930 yards as a unit, which ranks 73rd in college football. They've run 386 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. Miami has been penalized on offense 64 times for 622 yards so far this year, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. Malik Rosier has passed for 2,798 yards this year. He's completed 198 throws while attempting 359 passes for a completion percentage of 55.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.6. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
Miami is 22nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 239. They have given up a total of 4,334 yards on D, which is 42nd in D-1. The Hurricanes are 14th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 233 throws on 414 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 83rd and 104th in the nation. The Miami Hurricanes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,564 yards in the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 496 attempts for 1,770 yards this season, putting them in 49th place in the country against the run. The Hurricanes have had 71 penalties for 620 yards on defense this year. That places them 60th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is 100th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 208 punt return yards and average 15.9 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 698 yards on special teams, which puts them 63rd in kick return yardage. The Miami Hurricanes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,777. The Hurricanes have tried 20 field goals this year and made 16, which is 45th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Miami kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,716 yards on 71 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 120th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Hurricanes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hurricanes +5.5
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