Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Hawkeyes (+1.5)
The Wisconsin Badgers (5-4) are on their way to Kinnick Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-4). Iowa is 1.5-point underdogs. The total is 36.
The Wisconsin Badgers head into this matchup 5-4 this season. In their last matchup, the Badgers took the field against the Maryland Terrapins and took home the win by a score of 23-10. Braelon Allen was the leader on the ground for the Badgers with 23 carries for 119 yards (5.2 yds per carry). Graham Mertz went 5/18 with 77 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 63.7 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Badgers conceded 112 yds on 41 attempts, which is 2.7 yds per run surrendered. Wisconsin surrendered 10 pass completions on 23 attempts for a total of 77 yards, and a completion percentage of 43.5%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 64 plays which converted into 355 yards. The Wisconsin Badgers ran the ball 46 times and had 278 yards, earning them an average of 6.0 yds per attempt.
Concerning scoring, the Wisconsin Badgers are sitting at 30.8 points per contest. Offensively they hold an average of 183.3 yards on the ground which is 43rd in D-1. The Badgers have earned 3,474 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Wisconsin has compiled 18 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. Wisconsin has accrued 163 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 63 infractions for 586 yards. They have surrendered the ball 11 different times.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Badgers have allowed 1,908 yds which ranks them 43rd in the country. They have conceded 212.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.7%. Overall, they are allowing 325.7 yards per game putting them at 23rd in college football. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 12 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.3 yards per running attempt and 113.7 yards on the ground per game for the season. For the season, they have given up 1,023 yards on the ground through 9 games. The Badgers rank 24th in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 20.6 points per contest.
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The Hawkeyes come into this matchup with a record of 5-4 this year. In their last game, the Hawkeyes took home the win by a final score of 24-3 against the Purdue Boilermakers. Kaleb Johnson carried the rock 22 times for 200 yds, finishing the game with 9.1 yds per carry for Iowa. Spencer Petras (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 192 yds on 13/23 passing while his quarterback rating was 155.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 8.3. Iowa allowed 31 attempts on the ground for 87 yards (2.8 yards per carry). The Hawkeyes secondary allowed a completion percentage of 46.5%, surrendering 168 yards on 20 out of 43 passing. The Hawkeyes finished with a total of 376 yards while they ran 58 plays (6.5 yards per play). Iowa ran the football for 5.3 yards per carry, totaling 184 yds on 35 attempts.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Hawkeyes are ranked 125th in D-1 with 17.2 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Hawkeyes have compiled 1,433 yards through the air along with holding an average of 159.2 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 120th in D-1. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 262.8 yards/outing, ranking them 129th in the nation. The Iowa offense has totaled 330 yds of penalties on 41 infractions, which is 117th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
The Hawkeyes are surrendering 14.3 points per game, which has them 5th in the nation. Iowa has surrendered a total of 835 yards via the ground game (92.8 yards per contest) as well as 3 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 129 total points. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns via the pass and 171.7 yards per outing, ranking them 10th in the country. The Hawkeyes defense has been on the field for 618 plays, which ranks 63rd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes +1.5
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