Indiana Hoosiers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Camp Randall Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+12.5)
Jack Tuttle and the Indiana Hoosiers (5-1) travel to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Wisconsin Badgers (2-1). The odds on this contest have Wisconsin as 12.5-point favorites. The total is set at 50.5.
In their last contest, the Indiana Hoosiers went up against the Maryland Terrapins and left there with a win by a score of 27-11. Tim Baldwin Jr. paced the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 26 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 106 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 6.6 yards per run. Miles Marshall led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 39 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 19.5 yards per reception in this game. Michael Penix Jr. went 6/19 with 84 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game without an interception. Penix was later ruled out for the season by the team.
The Hoosiers have racked up 2,315 yards in total for this campaign. As a team they average 106.5 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 115th in D-1. With reference to getting in the endzone, Indiana has earned 14 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of putting points on the board, the Indiana Hoosiers hold an average of 32.8 PPG. When it comes to passing yardage, the Hoosiers are allowing 1,380 yds which ranks them 68th in Division 1. During this campaign, they are conceding 365.0 yards/contest which puts them 51st in college football. The Hoosiers rank 34th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 21.7 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 135.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of their 6 games played, they have conceded 230.0 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 57.0%. In total, they have conceded 810 running yards through 6 games.
In their last outing, the Wisconsin Badgers played the Northwestern Wildcats and left there with a loss by a score of 17-7. Jalen Berger paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 93 yards via 15 carries which gave him an average of 6.2 yards per run. Jake Ferguson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 58 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 8.3 yards per reception in this contest. Graham Mertz went 23/41 with 230 yards by way of passing and completed 1 TD. He gave away 3 interceptions for the contest.
For the season to this point, the Badgers have racked up 605 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 201.7 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 90th in D-1. The Wisconsin Badgers have an average of 421.3 yards per contest which has them sitting 45th in Division 1. They have an average of 219.7 run yards per game and have run for 659 yards for the season. Regarding putting points on the board, the Badgers are ranking 31st in D-1 with an average of 33.7 points per outing. Wisconsin has yielded a total of 202 yards via the ground game (67.3 yards/game) in addition to 0 touchdown by way of the ground game on the campaign. The Badgers are giving up 11.7 points per game, which has them 15th in the nation. This year, they have surrendered 35 total points. They have conceded 3 touchdowns via the pass and 166.0 yards per game, which has them in 17th in D-1.
Mertz has thrown 8 touchdowns compared to 3 picks in his career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 8.5% and his interception percentage is 3.2%. He has scampered for 25 yards on 17 tries. He averages 135.6 passing yards per game with a 150.4 quarterback rating. In the 5 contests in his career, Graham Mertz has completed 64 of 94 tries for 678 yds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +12.5 and under 50.5 total points
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