Wisconsin at Purdue College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers host the Wisconsin Badgers at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 4.5 point favorites. The Boilermakers have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread. The Badgers have an ATS record of 2-8-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-8-0 against the spread
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
11/11/18 QB Alex Hornibrook Concussion is doubtful Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 RB Bradrick Shaw Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 LB Mason Stokke Leg is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 S Reggie Pearson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 S Scott Nelson Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 RB Taiwan Deal Hamstring left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 CB Travian Blaylock Leg is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/05/18 NT Olive Sagapolu Arm is out for season
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 Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/18 TE Cole Herdman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
11/06/18 OL Grant Hermanns MCL is out indefinitely
07/28/18 RB Richie Worship ACL is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wisconsin Badgers have run for 2,666 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in college football. They've run 431 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Badgers have been penalized on offense 54 times for 463 yards so far this season, which has them 92nd in the country in penalties. They are 66th in the nation in points scored with 289. They have run 667 plays this season for 4,294 yards, which ranks them 112th in Division 1 in total offense. The Badgers average 6.4 yards per play, which is 25th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 218 1st downs this year, placing them 45th overall as an offensive unit. Jack Coan averages 4.9 yards per pass attempt and 4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 34 passes on 58 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 103.9. He has thrown for 282 yards this season.
The Badgers rush defense has allowed 353 attempts for 1,618 yards this year, putting them in 68th place in D-1 against the run. Wisconsin has committed 36 penalties for 348 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in college football. They are 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 210. They have surrendered a total of 3,518 yards on D, which is 37th in the country. The Badgers are ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 163 passes on 280 attempts against the Wisconsin Badgers defense this season, placing them 28th and 37th in Division 1. The Wisconsin pass defense has also given up a total of 1,900 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wisconsin Badgers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 8, which is 101st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Wisconsin Badgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,585 yards on 41 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 108th in Division 1 in punting average. Wisconsin is ranked 106th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 85 punt return yards and average 8.5 yards per return, which is 71st in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 498 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The Badgers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,877.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boilermakers are 49th in the country in points scored with 311. They have run 634 plays this year for 4,373 yards, which ranks them 15th in Division 1 in total offense. The Purdue Boilermakers average 6.9 yards per play, which is 13th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 199 1st downs this season, ranking them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Purdue has run for 1,400 yards as a unit, which ranks 95th in college football. They've run 278 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. Purdue has been penalized on offense 57 times for 575 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. David Blough has passed for 2,825 yards this year. He's completed 225 throws while attempting 342 passes for a completion percentage of 65.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 148.5. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.3 yards per pass attempt.
Purdue is 60th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 259. They have given up a total of 3,851 yards on D, which is 64th in D-1. The Boilermakers are 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 222 throws on 365 attempts against the Purdue defense this season, ranking them 122nd and 120th in the nation. The Purdue Boilermakers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,668 yards in the air, which is 112th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 325 attempts for 1,183 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the country against the run. The Boilermakers have had 69 penalties for 629 yards on defense this year. That places them 98th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Purdue is 95th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 80 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 94th in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 501 yards on special teams, which puts them 55th in kick return yardage. The Purdue Boilermakers average 17 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,954. The Boilermakers have tried 21 field goals this year and made 15, which is 18th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Purdue kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 32 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,631 yards on 37 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 23rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Badgers +4.5
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