Wisconsin at Northwestern College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Northwestern Wildcats host the Wisconsin Badgers at Ryan Field on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 6 point favorites. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 3-3-1 against the spread. The Badgers have an ATS record of 2-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-2-0.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-3-1 against the spread
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
10/21/18 RB Bradrick Shaw Knee is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/21/18 S D'cota Dixon Leg is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/21/18 CB Falon Hicks Thumb is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/21/18 S Scott Nelson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/21/18 CB Travian Blaylock Leg is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/21/18 DE Isaiahh Loudermilk Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
10/21/18 S Reggie Pearson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
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
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
10/21/18 K Charlie Kuhbander Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/21/18 DB Greg Newsome II Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/21/18 RB John Moten IV Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/21/18 LB Nate Hall Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/21/18 LB Nathan Fox Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/21/18 RB Solomon Vault Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
09/24/18 RB Jeremy Larkin Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wisconsin Badgers have run for 1,975 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in college football. They've run 316 times, averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Badgers have been penalized on offense 39 times for 340 yards so far this season, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. They are 45th in the nation in points scored with 231. They have run 476 plays this season for 3,229 yards, which ranks them 108th in Division 1 in total offense. The Badgers average 6.8 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 165 1st downs this year, placing them 37th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Hornibrook averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 93 passes on 156 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 142.6. He has thrown for 1,251 yards this season.
The Badgers rush defense has allowed 231 attempts for 1,181 yards this year, putting them in 76th place in D-1 against the run. Wisconsin has committed 26 penalties for 256 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in college football. They are 28th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 140. They have surrendered a total of 2,493 yards on D, which is 41st in the country. The Badgers are ranked 104th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 107 passes on 186 attempts against the Wisconsin Badgers defense this season, placing them 16th and 13th in Division 1. The Wisconsin pass defense has also given up a total of 1,312 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wisconsin Badgers have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 102nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Wisconsin Badgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,182 yards on 30 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 99th in Division 1 in punting average. Wisconsin is ranked 117th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 61 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 50th in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, ranking 58th in kick return yardage. The Badgers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,644.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 104th in the country in points scored with 170. They have run 559 plays this year for 2,621 yards, which ranks them 20th in Division 1 in total offense. The Northwestern Wildcats average 4.7 yards per play, which is 121st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 161 1st downs this season, ranking them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Northwestern has run for 547 yards as a unit, which ranks 127th in college football. They've run 234 times, averaging 2.3 yards per rush as a unit. Northwestern has been penalized on offense 23 times for 225 yards so far this year, which has them 129th in the country in penalties. Clayton Thorson has passed for 1,905 yards this year. He's completed 176 throws while attempting 288 passes for a completion percentage of 61.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 122.1. He averages 6.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt.
Northwestern is 56th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 172. They have given up a total of 2,611 yards on D, which is 52nd in D-1. The Wildcats are 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 151 throws on 239 attempts against the Northwestern defense this season, ranking them 101st and 84th in the nation. The Northwestern Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,608 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 239 attempts for 1,003 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 60 penalties for 575 yards on defense this year. That places them 119th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Northwestern is 36th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 81 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 100th in D-1. They have returned 12 kicks for 260 yards on special teams, which puts them 88th in kick return yardage. The Northwestern Wildcats average 22 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,962. The Wildcats have tried 9 field goals this year and made 5, which is 97th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. Northwestern kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,568 yards on 40 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 104th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Badgers -6 and under 62 total points
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