Illinois at Wisconsin College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Camp Randall Stadium
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Camp Randall Stadium is the venue for the game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 26 point favorites. The Badgers are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-2-0. The Fighting Illini are 3-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-4-0.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 1-5-0 against the spread
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
10/11/18 DB Bennett Williams Dismissed is out for season
09/27/18 DL Jamal Woods Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/11/18 WR Edwin Carter Knee is out for season
09/07/18 QB Cam Thomas Personal has left team
09/03/18 WR Mike Dudek Knee is out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
10/14/18 RB Bradrick Shaw Leg is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
10/14/18 S D'cota Dixon Leg is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
10/14/18 LB Griffin Grady Leg is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
10/14/18 DE Isaiahh Loudermilk Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
10/14/18 CB Travian Blaylock Leg is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
10/04/18 TE Zander Neuville Leg is out for season
09/29/18 DE Keldric Preston Undisclosed has left team
09/06/18 S Patrick Johnson Personal has left team
09/03/18 OL Blake Smithback Leg is out for season
09/03/18 LB Mason Platter Leg is out for season
08/31/18 CB Dontye Carriere-Williams Personal has left team
08/19/18 WR Quintez Cephus Legal problems is out indefinitely
07/04/18 DE Garrett Rand ACL is out for season
06/26/18 LB Zack Baun Foot is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Illinois Fighting Illini have run for 1,384 yards as a unit, which ranks 31st in the nation. They've run 262 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Fighting Illini have been penalized on offense 44 times for 453 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. They are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 153. They have run 418 plays this year for 2,316 yards, which ranks them 121st in the nation in total offense. The Fighting Illini average 5.5 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 120 1st downs this season, ranking them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. A.J. Bush has completed 40 throws while attempting 73 passes for a completion percentage of 54.8%. He has passed for 482 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 114.8.
The Fighting Illini rush defense has given up 233 attempts for 1,206 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. They have had 48 penalties for 441 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in Division 1. Illinois is 88th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 189. They have given up a total of 3,037 yards on D, which is 115th in the nation. The Fighting Illini are 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 145 throws on 226 attempts against the Illinois Fighting Illini defense this season, ranking them 117th and 103rd in the country. The Illinois pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,831 yards in the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Illinois Fighting Illini have tried 14 field goals this year and made 9, which is 34th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Illinois Fighting Illini kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,654 yards on 37 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NCAA in punting average. Illinois is 63rd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 95 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 59th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 172 yards on special teams, which puts them 106th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Illini average 13 yards per kick return and they are 99th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,583.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Badgers are 68th in Division 1 in points scored with 182. They have run 400 plays this season for 2,684 yards, which ranks them 110th in the nation in total offense. The Wisconsin Badgers average 6.7 yards per play, which is 17th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 77th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wisconsin has run for 1,618 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the country. They've run 262 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Badgers have been penalized on offense 34 times for 290 yards so far this season, which has them 98th in the nation in penalties. Alex Hornibrook has thrown for 1,063 yards this season. He has completed 80 passes on 134 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.1. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Wisconsin is 25th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 120. They have surrendered a total of 2,193 yards on D, which is 40th in Division 1. The Badgers are ranked 102nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 98 passes on 165 attempts against the Wisconsin defense this season, placing them 27th and 15th in the country. The Wisconsin Badgers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,222 yards through the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 195 attempts for 971 yards this year, putting them in 62nd place in D-1 against the run. The Badgers have committed 23 penalties for 231 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Wisconsin is ranked 119th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 46 punt return yards and average 9.2 yards per return, which is 65th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 340 yards on special teams, ranking 47th in kick return yardage. The Wisconsin Badgers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,070. The Badgers have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Wisconsin kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,047 yards on 26 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 90th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Illini/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Badgers -26
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