Wisconsin Badgers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Cornhuskers (+12.5)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-7) host the Wisconsin Badgers (5-5) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Nebraska opens this contest as 12.5-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 42.
The Wisconsin Badgers step onto the field holding a record of 5-5 for this season. In their last matchup, the Badgers faced the Iowa Hawkeyes and went home with a loss by a final score of 24-10. Graham Mertz went 16/35 with 176 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 86 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. Braelon Allen was the leader on the ground for the Badgers with 17 attempts for 40 yards (2.4 yds per carry). The Wisconsin Badgers rushed the ball a total of 31 different times and tallied 51 yds, which had them averaging 1.6 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they had 66 plays which gave them a total of 227 yards. Wisconsin gave up 14 completions on 23 attempts for 94 yards, and a completion rate of 60.9%. On the ground, the Badgers gave up 52 yards on 45 tries, which is an average of 1.2 yards per run allowed.
Regarding scoring, the Wisconsin Badgers are sitting at 28.7 points per contest. As a team they hold an average of 170.1 yards in the run game ranking this team at 54th in D-1. The Badgers have racked up 3,701 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Wisconsin has earned 19 touchdowns through the air and 17 rushing touchdowns. Wisconsin has earned 174 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 68 infractions for 626 yards. They have turned the football over 14 different times.
Concerning passing yards, the Badgers have given up 2,002 yds which has them ranked 33rd in college football. They have conceded 200.2 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 59.8%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 307.7 yards per contest which has them ranked 14th in D-1. They have granted 12 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing an average of 3.1 yards per tote and 107.5 rushing yards per contest this season. For the season, they have given up 1,075 running yards through 10 games. The Badgers are ranked 27th in the country regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 20.9 PPG.
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The Cornhuskers come into this matchup with a record of 3-7 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cornhuskers took a loss by a score of 34-3 when they faced the Michigan Wolverines. Chubba Purdy ended the contest with 56 yds on 6/12 through the air while his QB rating was 89.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.7. Chubba Purdy carried the rock 5 times for 39 yards, walking away from the game with 7.8 yds per carry for Nebraska. Nebraska rushed for 2.6 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 75 yds on 29 attempts. The Cornhuskers finished with a total of 146 yds and they ran 49 plays (3.0 yds per play). The Cornhuskers secondary gave up a completion rate of 50.0%, surrendering 148 yards on 10 for 20 passing. Nebraska allowed 49 rushing attempts for 264 yds (5.4 yds per rush).
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Cornhuskers are sitting 95th in Division 1 averaging 23.3 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Cornhuskers have a total of 2,266 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 226.6 passing yards per outing, putting them at 74th in college football. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 363.0 yards per game, which is good for 87th in college football. The Nebraska offense has racked up 455 yds of penalties on 57 infractions, which is 87th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
Nebraska has surrendered a total of 1,910 yards on the ground (191.0 yards per game) and 20 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. They have conceded 16 touchdowns via the pass and 247.1 yards/game, which puts them in 92nd in the country. The Cornhuskers defense has taken part in 765 plays, which has them ranked 122nd in college football. The Cornhuskers are surrendering 29.9 points per game, which has them ranked 99th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 299 total points.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Cornhuskers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers +12.5
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