Michigan State vs Wisconsin Picks, Line and Odds
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Camp Randall Stadium
Camp Randall Stadium is the venue where Jack Coan and the Wisconsin Badgers will play the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. Wisconsin opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The Spartans are 2-4-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Badgers are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-1-0 against the spread.
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
10/06/19 T AJ Arcuri Foot is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/06/19 OL Blake Bueter Leg is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/06/19 CB Shakur Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Wisconsin
10/01/19 WR Jayden Reed Eligibility is out for season
09/19/19 G Kevin Jarvis Knee is out indefinitely
09/10/19 T Cole Chewins Back is out indefinitely
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
10/06/19 NT Bryson Williams Leg is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
10/06/19 DB Madison Cone Leg is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
10/06/19 LB Leo Chenal Head is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/30/19 TE Luke Benzschawel Knee is out for season
09/09/19 S Scott Nelson Leg is out for season
08/30/19 TE Zander Neuville Knee is out for season
08/29/19 WR Cade Green Leg is out for season
08/29/19 TE Gabe Lloyd Leg is out for season
08/29/19 LS Josh Bernhagen Leg is out for season
08/15/19 NT Gunnar Roberge Arm is out indefinitely
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans faced the Ohio State Buckeyes and took the loss by a score of 34-10. Running the show from under center for the Spartans was Brian Lewerke who went 20/38 with 218 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Elijah Collins paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 63 yards via 12 carries which had him averaging 5.3 yards per tote. Darrell Stewart Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 68 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 11.3 yards per catch for the game. The Spartans ran the ball 26 times and earned 69 yards earning them an average of 2.7 yards per run. For the game, the Spartans got 18 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 64 plays for 287 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Michigan State gave up 17 completions on 25 throws totaling 206 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. In the running game, the Spartans gave up 323 yards on 49 tries which means they allowed 6.6 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 529 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Spartans head into this matchup 4-2 this season. For total yards, they rank 4th in the conference and 36th in D-1 with 2,361 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 27.8 points per contest, putting them 75th in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 133 rushing yards per contest which is 10th in the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 18.2 points per contest ranking them 6th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Spartans have allowed 1,563 yards. Opponents are completing 64.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.0 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Michigan State is allowing 100.8 yards per contest putting them 5th in the conference and 22nd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.1 yards per carry ranking them 5th in the Big Ten Conference and 26th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 605 yards rushing through 6 games.
The last time they took the field, the Wisconsin Badgers went up against the Kent State Golden Flashes and earned the victory by a score of 48-0. Leading the way at QB for the Badgers was Jack Coan who went 12/15 with 134 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Jonathan Taylor paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 48 yards and he added 4 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 186 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 9.8 yards per carry. Kendric Pryor was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 33 yards on 1 catch. He had an average of 33.0 yards per catch for the game. The Badgers ended up rushing 55 times and added 348 yards which gave them an average of 6.3 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 75 plays for 520 yards. For the game, the Badgers earned a total of 29 first downs and they had 3 infractions for 31 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. When discussing the defense, Wisconsin allowed 10 catches on 17 attempts totaling 64 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.8%. In the running game, the Badgers allowed 60 yards on 28 attempts which gave them an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 124 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Badgers head into this game 5-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Badgers have one of the best offenses in the nation. Wisconsin has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 254.6 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 10th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,273 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Badgers average 457 yards per game overall ranking them 32nd in Division 1 and 3rd in the Big Ten. The Badgers are giving up 5.8 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the conference and 1st in the country. In discussing points given up, they have given up 29 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 51 yards per game which puts them at 3rd in college football and 2nd in the Big Ten. For the 2019 season, they have given up 255 yards on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in college football. They are conceding 131 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Badgers currently sit at 1st in the Big Ten Conference.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Badgers -10.5
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