Wisconsin vs Ohio State College Football Betting Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Jack Coan and the Wisconsin Badgers go to Ohio Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. Wisconsin opens this contest as 9-point underdogs. The Badgers are 5-2-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Buckeyes are 3-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 6-1-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Wisconsin Badgers played the Illinois Fighting Illini and took the defeat by a score of 24-23. Jonathan Taylor paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 22 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 132 yards on 28 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Jake Ferguson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 77 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 15.4 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Badgers was Jack Coan who went 24/32 with 264 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Badgers ended up rushing 42 times and earned 158 yards which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Badgers got 22 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they ran 74 plays for a total of 422 yards. When discussing the defense, Wisconsin gave up 9 catches on 21 throws totaling 174 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.9%. In the running game, the Badgers gave up 141 yards on 35 runs which means they had an average of 4.0 yards per run allowed. In the game, they gave up 315 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Badgers come into this matchup with a record of 6-1 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they sit in 3rd in the conference and 36th in Division 1 with 3,109 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 39.7 points per game, putting them 12th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 236.1 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 7.6 points per game putting them 1st in the Big Ten. When it comes to yards through the air, the Badgers have allowed 1,456 yards. Opponents are completing 43.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.6 yards per try. In discussing rushing yards, Wisconsin is allowing 60.9 yards per game putting them 1st in the Big Ten Conference and 1st in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.3 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the Big Ten and 2nd in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 426 yards rushing through 7 games.
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes went up against the Northwestern Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 52-3. J.K. Dobbins paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 68 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He racked up a total of 121 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.7 yards per run. Chris Olave was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 60 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 12.0 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 18/23 with 194 yards passing and completed 4 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Buckeyes ran the football 37 times and added 279 yards which earned them an average of 7.5 yards per carry. For the game, the Buckeyes got 23 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 58 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they totaled 63 plays which gave them a total of 480 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Ohio State conceded 6 catches on 21 throws totaling 42 yards, and a completion percentage of 28.6%. On the day, they allowed 199 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Buckeyes conceded 157 yards on 47 attempts which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed.
The Buckeyes come into this matchup with a record of 7-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Buckeyes have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Ohio State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 287.6 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 2nd in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,013 yards rushing through 7 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Buckeyes average 527.1 yards per game overall putting them 5th in the nation and 1st in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are allowing 8 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 2nd in Division 1. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 56 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 93.3 yards per contest ranking them 10th in D-1 and 4th in the Big Ten. This season, they have allowed 653 yards rushing and 2.1 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in the country. They are conceding 136.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Buckeyes are ranked 2nd in the Big Ten.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -9
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