Wisconsin vs USF NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
Raymond James Stadium
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The Wisconsin Badgers head to Raymond James Stadium to play the USF Bulls on Friday, August 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 9.5 point favorites. The Badgers were 4-9-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 6-7-0. The Bulls were 4-9-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 6-7-0.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Wisconsin Badgers were 4-9-0 against the spread last year
Important USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The USF Bulls were 4-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
08/15/19 NT Gunnar Roberge Arm is out indefinitely
08/13/19 TE Luke Benzschawel Knee is questionable Friday vs South Florida
08/13/19 WR Quintez Cephus Legal problems is out indefinitely
Key USF Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wisconsin Badgers were 57th in the country in points scored with 386 last season. They ran 875 plays last year for 5,650 yards, which ranked them 116th in Division 1 in total offense. The Badgers averaged 6.5 yards per play, which was 15th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 283 1st downs last season, ranking them 44th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wisconsin ran for 3,554 yards, which ranked 6th in college football. They ran 571 times, averaging 6.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Badgers were penalized on offense 74 times for 703 yards last year, which had them 74th in the country in penalties.
Wisconsin was 34th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 294 last year. They gave up a total of 4,475 yards on D, which was 31st in D-1. The Badgers were 51st in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses completed 209 throws on 361 attempts against the Wisconsin Badgers defense last season, ranking them 28th and 34th in the nation. The Wisconsin pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,458 yards in the air, which was 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 454 attempts for 2,016 yards last season, putting them in 61st place in the country against the run. The Badgers had 44 penalties for 421 yards on defense last year. That placed them 2nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Wisconsin was 62nd in the country in punt returns with 20 last season. They totaled 91 punt return yards and averaged 4.8 yards per return, which was 116th in D-1. They returned 31 kicks for 579 yards on special teams, which put them 73rd in kick return yardage. The Badgers averaged 19 yards per kick return and they were 44th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,319. The Wisconsin Badgers tried 18 field goals last year and made 10, which was 102nd in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 56%. Wisconsin Badgers kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 48 for 48 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,058 yards on 55 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranked them 120th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls ran for 2,547 yards as a team last year, which ranked 39th in college football. They ran 516 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The USF Bulls were penalized on offense 99 times for 878 yards last season, which had them 14th in the country in penalties. They were 66th in the nation in points scored with 371. They ran 948 plays last season for 5,699 yards, which ranked them 49th in Division 1 in total offense. USF averaged 6 yards per play, which was 51st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 283 1st downs last year, placing them 43rd overall as an offensive unit.
The USF Bulls rush defense allowed 628 attempts for 3,227 yards last year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. USF committed 81 penalties for 675 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 55th in college football. They were 100th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 416. They surrendered a total of 5,815 yards on D, which was 114th in the country. The Bulls were ranked 84th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses completed 202 passes on 365 attempts against the USF defense last season, placing them 21st and 38th in Division 1. The USF Bulls pass defense also gave up a total of 2,588 yards through the air, which was 40th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USF Bulls attempted 20 field goals last season and made 17, which was 31st in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85%. Bulls kickers made 91% of their extra points, going 39 for 43 last year. Their punters totaled 3,341 yards on 78 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That placed them 38th in Division 1 in punting average. USF was ranked 52nd in the nation in punt returns with 21 last year. They accumulated 82 punt return yards and averaged 3.9 yards per return, which was 122nd in college football. They returned 49 kicks for 1,157 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The USF Bulls averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 16th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,938.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Badgers -9.5
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