Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Badgers (-23.5)
The Northwestern Wildcats (3-6) are headed to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Wisconsin Badgers (6-3). Wisconsin opens this matchup as 23.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 40.
The Northwestern Wildcats head into this game 3-6 for this year. In their last matchup, the Wildcats went up against the Iowa Hawkeyes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 17-12. Andrew Marty connected on 25/44 with 270 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 102.2 and finished the contest with 3 picks. Andrew Marty was the best rusher for the Wildcats with 13 carries for 14 yards (1.1 yards per carry). The Northwestern Wildcats rushed the ball a total of 31 times and tallied 93 yards, which is an average of 3.0 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they tallied 75 plays which gave them a total of 363 yards. Northwestern surrendered 20 completions on 32 tries for 176 yds, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. In the running game, the Wildcats gave up 185 yards on 38 tries, which is an average of 4.9 yards per rush allowed.
In terms of scoring points, the Northwestern Wildcats hold an average of 18.2 PPG. As a unit they have an average of 151.7 yards rushing ranking them 77th in college football. The Wildcats have earned 3,086 yards in total for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Northwestern has compiled 12 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. Northwestern has 163 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 44 infractions for 393 yds. They have surrendered the ball 15 different times.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Wildcats are allowing 1,704 yards which puts them in 33rd in D-1. They have surrendered 189.3 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 65.9%. For the season, they are allowing 415.6 yards/contest ranking them 106th in the country. They have allowed 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 24 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for 5.5 yards per rush on the ground and 226.2 yards on the ground per game for the year. For the season, they have allowed 2,036 yards on the ground through 9 outings. The Wildcats sit in 80th in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 26.0 points per contest.
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The Badgers head into this game 6-3 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Badgers went home victorious with a score of 52-3 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Braelon Allen carried the ball 15 times for 129 yards, ending the contest with 8.6 yards per attempt for Wisconsin. Graham Mertz (3 TDs) ended the contest with 240 yds on 11/16 passing while his quarterback rating was 244.1. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 15.0. Wisconsin relinquished 30 attempts on the ground for 95 yds (3.2 yds per carry). The Badgers secondary conceded a completion rate of 48.1%, relinquishing 112 yards on 13 out of 27 passing. The Badgers finished the game with 579 yards on 70 plays (8.3 yds per play). Wisconsin ran the ball for 6.0 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 305 yards on 51 attempts.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Badgers rank 88th in Division 1 with an average of 25.2 PPG. For the season so far, the Badgers have a total of 1,400 passing yards as well as holding an average of 155.6 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 121st in the nation. The Wisconsin Badgers have an average of 377.8 yards per outing, which is good for 86th in D-1. The Wisconsin offense has racked up 403 yds of penalties on 49 infractions, which ranks 96th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Badgers are giving up 15.4 points per game, which has them 16th in D-1. Wisconsin has yielded a total of 492 yards via the ground game (54.7 yards/game) as well as 5 touchdowns via the rush for the year. This year, they have given up 139 points in total. They have allowed the opposition 7 touchdowns through the air and 159.1 yards per game, which has them ranked 17th in college football. The Badgers defense has been on the field for 509 plays, which ranks 16th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +23.5
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