Wisconsin vs Nebraska Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Memorial Stadium is the site where Adrian Martinez and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. Nebraska opens this game as 12-point dogs. The Badgers are 5-4-0 ATS and 3-6-0 when betting on the total. The Cornhuskers are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-8-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Wisconsin Badgers went up against the Iowa Hawkeyes and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-22. Jonathan Taylor paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 42 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 250 yards via 31 carries which meant he averaged 8.1 yards per carry. Quintez Cephus was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 94 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 18.8 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Badgers was Jack Coan who went 16/25 with 173 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception in the game. The Badgers ended up running the ball 44 times and added 302 yards earning them an average of 6.9 yards per attempt. On the day, the Badgers had a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 63 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. For the game, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 475 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Wisconsin conceded 17 catches on 28 throws totaling 208 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.7%. On the day, they conceded 296 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Badgers conceded 88 yards on 22 tries which is an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed.
The Badgers head into this matchup 7-2 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 34.3 points per game, which has them at 30th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 226.4 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the Big Ten and 63rd in college football with 3,775 yards. The Badgers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 12.6 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Badgers have allowed 1,737 yards. Teams are completing 46.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.1 yards per attempt. In regard to rushing yards, Wisconsin is giving up 86.4 yards per contest which has them at 2nd in the Big Ten and 7th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per carry putting them 4th in the Big Ten and 12th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 778 yards rushing through 9 contests.
In their last game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went up against the Purdue Boilermakers and were defeated 31-27. Adrian Martinez led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 21 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for a total of 58 yards on 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. JD Spielman was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 123 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 20.5 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Cornhuskers was Adrian Martinez who went 22/39 with 247 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 pick on the day. The Cornhuskers ended up rushing 35 times and totaled 128 yards which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Cornhuskers earned 21 first downs and they had 3 penalties for 30 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. On the day, they ran 74 plays which added up to 375 yards. In terms of defense, Nebraska gave up 31 catches on 41 attempts for a total of 304 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.6%. On the ground, the Cornhuskers gave up 145 yards on 36 tries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 449 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Cornhuskers head into this game 4-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cornhuskers have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. Nebraska is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 188.2 rushing yards per game, putting them 42nd in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,694 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Cornhuskers average 410.9 yards per game overall putting them 63rd in the nation and 6th in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers are allowing 29.1 points per contest ranking them 12th in the Big Ten Conference and 79th in the country. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 262 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 174 yards per game which puts them at 83rd in Division 1 and 11th in the Big Ten. This year, they have given up a total of 1,566 rushing yards and 19.8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are giving up 232.3 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cornhuskers are ranked 11th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Badgers -12
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