Wisconsin Badgers vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Ryan Field
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin (-7)
Graham Mertz and the Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) head to Ryan Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Northwestern Wildcats (4-0). Wisconsin opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The over/under opens at 45.5.
In their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers faced the Michigan Wolverines and left there with a win by a score of 49-11. Graham Mertz went 12/22 with 127 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jalen Berger paced the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this contest. He rushed for a total of 87 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 5.8 yards per run. Jake Ferguson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 51 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 12.8 yards per catch in this game.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Wisconsin Badgers hold an average of 47.0 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 261.5 yards via the ground game which is 8th in D-1. The Badgers have tallied 898 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Wisconsin has compiled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns via the ground. The Badgers rank 14th in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 9.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 89.0 rushing yards per contest on the year. In total, they have given up 178 rushing yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Badgers are conceding 259 yards which puts them in 16th in D-1. In their 2 games played this year, they have conceded 129.5 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 43.8%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 218.5 yards per outing which ranks them 14th in college football.
Graham Mertz has connected on 41 of his career 53 passes for a completion percentage of 77.4%. He is averaging 112.0 yards per game. For his college career, Mertz has thrown for 448 yds with 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 191.9 with a touchdown percentage of 13.2%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 10 different times totaling 12 rushing yards.
In the last game they played, the Northwestern Wildcats played the Purdue Boilermakers and earned the win by a score of 27-20. Isaiah Bowser led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 27 yards via 13 carries which meant he was running for 2.1 yards per tote. Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 86 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 10.8 yards per reception in this contest. Peyton Ramsey went 23/36 with 212 yards by way of the pass and completed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick for the game.
Concerning their ability to score points, the Wildcats are sitting 66th in college football scoring 28.0 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Wildcats have compiled 723 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 180.8 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 102nd in Division 1. They hold an average of 174.0 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 696 yards in total. The Northwestern Wildcats maintain an average of 354.8 yards per contest which is good for 96th in Division 1. Northwestern has surrendered a total of 367 rushing yards (91.8 yards per contest) and 2 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. The Wildcats are giving up 14.0 points per game, which has them sitting 20th in Division 1. This season, they have given up 56 total points. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 210.0 yards/game, which puts them in 54th in the nation.
Ramsey has thrown 48 touchdowns while tossing 27 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 4.5% and his interception percentage is 2.5%. He has rushed for 954 yds on 334 attempts. He averages 208.7 yards per game through the air with a 134.0 quarterback rating. During the 35 contests in his college career, Peyton Ramsey has completed 706 of his 1,063 tries for a total of 7,304 yds.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Badgers -7
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