Wisconsin Badgers vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 12/30/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Sun Devils (+7)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (8-4) host the Wisconsin Badgers (8-4) at Allegiant Stadium on Thursday in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl. Arizona State opens this game as 7-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 43.5.
The Wisconsin Badgers head into this game 8-4 for this year. In their last matchup, the Badgers stepped onto the field against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took a loss by a final of 23-13. Braelon Allen was the best rusher for the Badgers with 17 attempts for 47 yds (2.8 yds per carry). Graham Mertz went 21/38 with 171 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 87.8 and ended the contest with 1 pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Badgers conceded 83 yds on 35 tries, which averages out to 2.4 yds per rush allowed. Wisconsin gave up 11 completions on 16 tries for a total of 199 yards, and a completion rate of 68.8%. Overall, they tallied 60 plays which gave them a total of 233 yds. The Wisconsin Badgers ended up rushing 22 times and totaled 62 yds, which had them averaging 2.8 yds per attempt.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Wisconsin Badgers have an average of 25.8 points per outing. As a unit they have an average of 215.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 15th in college football. The Badgers have attained 4,528 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Wisconsin has compiled 10 touchdowns through the air and 25 touchdowns via the ground. Wisconsin has accounted for 244 1st downs, and they have committed 68 infractions for 557 yards. They have surrendered the ball 22 times.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Badgers are giving up 2,107 yds which has them sitting in 5th in college football. They have given up 175.6 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 55.7%. In total, they have yielded 241.4 yards/outing which has them sitting 1st in D-1. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 2.2 yards per rush and 65.8 yards on the ground per game on the year. In total, they have given up 790 running yards through 12 games. The Badgers are ranked 6th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 16.4 PPG.
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The Sun Devils come into this matchup with a record of 8-4 this year. When they last played, the Sun Devils walked away with a victory by a final of 38-15 against the Arizona Wildcats. Jayden Daniels (2 TDs) ended the game with 86 yds on 10/14 through the air while his QB rating was 170.2. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.1. Rachaad White carried the football 21 times for 98 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.7 yards per attempt for Arizona State. Arizona State rushed for 6.2 yards per attempt, finishing with 228 yards on 37 attempts. The Sun Devils finished the game with a total of 314 yards on 51 plays (6.2 yards per play). The Sun Devils secondary conceded a completion percentage of 71.8%, surrendering 346 yds on 28 for 39 through the air. Arizona State allowed 34 rushing attempts for 50 yards (1.5 yards per rush).
The Arizona State Sun Devils average 403.4 yards/outing, which is good for 66th in D-1. The Arizona State offense has totaled 988 penalty yards on 107 infractions, which ranks them 4th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. For the year thus far, the Sun Devils have compiled 2,371 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 197.6 passing yards per game, ranking them 96th in D-1. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Sun Devils rank 55th in D-1 by tallying 29.7 points per contest.
The Sun Devils are relinquishing 20.9 points per game, ranking them 25th in the nation. Arizona State has conceded a total of 1,572 rushing yards (131.0 yards/game) as well as 17 touchdowns rushing for the season. This year, they have given up 251 points. They have given up 12 touchdowns via the pass and 199.7 yards per outing, which has them ranked 27th in Division 1. The Sun Devils defense has been on the field for 794 plays, which ranks 33rd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Sun Devils +7
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