Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Badgers (-2.5)
The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1) are en route to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Wisconsin Badgers (4-3). Iowa opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 35.5.
The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this matchup with a record of 6-1 for this year. In their last matchup, the Hawkeyes faced off with the Purdue Boilermakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 24-7. Tyler Goodson was the rushing leader for the Hawkeyes with 12 carries for 68 yds (5.7 yds per carry). Spencer Petras connected on 17/32 with 195 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 79.3 and walked away from the contest with 4 picks. When it came to stopping the run, the Hawkeyes gave up 86 yards on 33 tries, which is 2.6 yards per run surrendered. Iowa surrendered 31 pass completions on 43 tries for a total of 378 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.1%. At the end of the game, they ran 61 plays which gave them 273 yds. The Iowa Hawkeyes ended up rushing 29 different times and compiled 78 yards, earning them an average of 2.7 yards per attempt.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Iowa Hawkeyes have an average of 28.0 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 116.9 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 103rd in the country. The Hawkeyes currently have 2,178 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Iowa has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns on the ground. Iowa has tallied 121 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 33 infractions for 296 yds. They have surrendered the football 9 different times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Hawkeyes are giving up 1,480 yds which puts them in 51st in the country. They are giving up 211.4 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 56.6%. For the year, they have given up 301.1 yards per contest which ranks them 24th in college football. They have given up 7 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per rush on the ground and 89.7 rushing yards per game on the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 628 rushing yards through 7 games. The Hawkeyes sit in 17th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 14.6 PPG.
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The Badgers come into this game with a record of 4-3 this season. For their last game, the Badgers walked away with a victory by a final of 30-13 when they faced the Purdue Boilermakers. Graham Mertz finished the game with 52 yds on 5/8 passing while his QB rating was 117.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.5. Chez Mellusi ran the ball 27 times for 149 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.5 yds per attempt for Wisconsin. Wisconsin ran the football for 6.2 yards per attempt, finishing with 297 yds on 48 attempts. The Badgers finished the contest with a total of 349 yards on 56 plays (6.2 yds per play). The Badgers pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 71.1%, surrendering 219 yds on 27 for 38 passing. Wisconsin conceded 24 attempts on the ground for -13 yds (-0.5 yards per rush).
When it comes to how much they score, the Badgers rank 111th in the country averaging 21.1 points per game. During this campaign thus far, the Badgers have racked up 1,022 passing yards as well as an average of 146.0 throwing yards per outing, which has them sitting 123rd in college football. The Wisconsin Badgers hold an average of 364.4 yards per contest, ranking them 91st in Division 1. The Wisconsin offense has 340 yards of penalties on 41 violations, ranking them 89th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Badgers are relinquishing 18.4 points per game, which puts them 29th in D-1. Wisconsin has given up a total of 373 yards on the ground (53.3 yards/game) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. This year, they have allowed 129 total points. They have allowed 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 169.7 yards per game, which puts them in 21st in D-1. The Badgers defense has participated in 397 plays, which ranks 14th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Badgers -2.5
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