Iowa vs Wisconsin NCAA Football Game Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Camp Randall Stadium
Nathan Stanley and the Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Wisconsin Badgers. The odds on this matchup have Wisconsin as 5.5-point favorites. The Hawkeyes are 3-5-0 ATS and 1-6-1 when betting on the total. The Badgers are 2-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes played the Northwestern Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 20-0. Tyler Goodson paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 58 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 5.3 yards per run. Tyrone Tracy Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 88 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 44.0 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Hawkeyes was Nate Stanley who went 12/26 with 179 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Hawkeyes ended up running the ball 40 times and earned a total of 123 yards giving them an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Hawkeyes earned 12 first downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 50 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 302 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Iowa gave up 18 catches on 32 attempts for a total of 138 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. Overall, they gave up a total of 202 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Hawkeyes gave up 64 yards on 35 runs which gave them an average of 1.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Hawkeyes come into this game with a record of 6-2 for this season. For total yardage, they sit in 10th in the Big Ten and 93rd in D-1 with 3,141 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 24.4 points per contest, which has them at 97th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 145.8 yards on the ground per game which is 9th in the Big Ten Conference. The Hawkeyes have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 10.1 points per contest putting them 3rd in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Hawkeyes have allowed 1,975 yards. Opponents are completing 57.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Iowa is allowing 89 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 8th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.1 yards per rush putting them 5th in the Big Ten and 15th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 712 rushing yards through 8 contests.
In their last outing, the Wisconsin Badgers faced the Ohio State Buckeyes and were defeated 38-7. Jonathan Taylor led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 52 yards by way of 20 carries which gave him an average of 2.6 yards per run. Quintez Cephus led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 57 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 19.0 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Badgers was Jack Coan who went 10/17 with 108 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Badgers ended up running the ball 34 times and totaled 83 yards which had them averaging 2.4 yards per rush. In all, they ran 51 plays for 191 yards. In the game, the Badgers racked up 9 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. When it comes to their defensive performance, Wisconsin gave up 12 completions on 22 tries for a total of 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.5%. On the ground, the Badgers gave up 264 yards on 50 carries which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 431 yards but didn't get any takeaways.
The Badgers come into this matchup with a record of 6-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Badgers have one of the best offenses in college football. Wisconsin has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 217 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 25th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,736 yards rushing through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Badgers average 412.5 yards per game overall ranking them 57th in college football and 5th in the conference. The Badgers are conceding 11.4 points per game which puts them at 4th in the conference and 4th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in the country. They are allowing 139.4 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Badgers are currently ranked 2nd in the Big Ten. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 91 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 86.3 yards per game ranking them 7th in Division 1 and 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. In 2019, they have given up 690 yards on the ground and 4.8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Badgers -5.5
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