Wisconsin Badgers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Scarlet Knights (+11)
SHI Stadium is the location where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-4) will play the Wisconsin Badgers (5-3) on Saturday. Wisconsin opens this game as 11-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 36.5.
The Wisconsin Badgers head into this game 5-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Badgers played the Iowa Hawkeyes and notched a win by a score of 27-7. Graham Mertz finished 11/22 with 104 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 104.7 and finished the game with no picks. Braelon Allen was the best rusher for the Badgers with 20 attempts for 104 yards (5.2 yds per carry). The Wisconsin Badgers ended up running the ball 46 times and accumulated 169 yards, which had them averaging 3.7 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 68 plays which totaled 273 yards. Wisconsin relinquished 12 completions on 25 tries for 132 yds, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. Against the rush, the Badgers conceded 24 yds on 30 tries, which is 0.8 yards per run allowed.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 21.9 points per contest. As a unit they maintain an average of 212.3 yards via the ground game which ranks them 20th in Division 1. The Badgers have attained 2,824 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Wisconsin has compiled 4 passing touchdowns and 16 touchdowns on the ground. Wisconsin has earned 161 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 44 penalties for 363 yards. They have turned the ball over 17 different times.
The Badgers are sitting in 21st in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 17.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.7 yards per run and 49.6 rushing yards per game so far this year. In total, they have allowed 397 running yards through 8 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Badgers have given up 1,320 yds which puts them in 18th in D-1. They have allowed 165.0 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.8%. For the season, they have yielded 214.6 yards per contest which ranks them 13th in Division 1. They have yielded 7 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Scarlet Knights head into this game 4-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Scarlet Knights went home victorious with a score of 20-14 when they played the Illinois Fighting Illini. Noah Vedral ended the game with 138 yards on 10/21 through the air while his quarterback rate was 102.8. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.6. Isaih Pacheco carried the rock 21 times for 91 yds, finishing the game with 4.3 yards per attempt for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights finished with a total of 388 yds while running 78 plays (5.0 yds per play). Rutgers ran for 4.5 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 230 yards on 51 attempts. Rutgers surrendered 30 attempts on the ground for 107 yds (3.6 yards per carry). The Scarlet Knights secondary allowed a completion rate of 73.7%, surrendering 190 yds on 14 for 19 passing.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 342.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 104th in the nation. The Rutgers offense has compiled 322 yds of penalties on 38 violations, which is good for 111th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. For the year thus far, the Scarlet Knights have compiled 1,594 yards through the air together with holding an average of 199.3 throwing yards per game, ranking them 97th in D-1. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Scarlet Knights are sitting 100th in Division 1 scoring 23.6 points per outing.
Rutgers has given up a total of 1,171 rushing yards (146.4 yards per game) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 216.1 yards per game, which has them sitting 66th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights defense has been on the field for 494 plays, which is 27th in the country. The Scarlet Knights are allowing 21.5 PPG, which puts them 51st in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 172 points.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Badgers -11
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