Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 10/14/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Badgers (-4)
The Wisconsin Badgers (4-1) will try to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-1) at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Iowa opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 37.
The Iowa Hawkeyes come into this game with a record of 5-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Hawkeyes stepped onto the field against the Purdue Boilermakers and walked away with a win by a score of 20-14. Deacon Hill finished 6/21 with 110 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 78.8 and ended the game with 1 pick. Kaleb Johnson was the rushing leader for the Hawkeyes with 17 carries for 134 yds (7.9 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they ran 56 plays which gave them a total of 291 yards. The Iowa Hawkeyes ended up running the ball 35 times and accounted for 181 yds, which earned them an average of 5.2 yds per attempt. In the running game, the Hawkeyes conceded 96 yds on 40 attempts, which averages out to 2.4 yards per run allowed. Iowa allowed 25 pass completions on 40 tries for a total of 247 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%.
Regarding scoring, the Iowa Hawkeyes hold an average of 21.8 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 119.3 yards in the run game which is 108th in the country. The Hawkeyes have earned 1,495 yards in total this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Iowa has totaled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. Iowa has earned 78 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 17 penalties for 128 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 10 times.
The Hawkeyes are sitting in 16th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 16.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per running attempt and 131.2 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have given up 787 yards via the running game in 6 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Hawkeyes have given up 1,160 yards which has them sitting in 48th in the country. They are conceding 193.3 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 59.0%. Overall, they have allowed 324.5 yards/game which puts them 29th in Division 1. They have granted 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 1 touchdown running the ball.
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The Badgers come into this game with a record of 4-1 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Badgers walked away with a victory by a final of 24-13 when they faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Braelon Allen carried the rock 21 times for 101 yards, ending the contest with 4.8 yards per carry for Wisconsin. Tanner Mordecai (1 TD) walked away from the game with 145 yds on 17/31 passing while his QB rating was 104.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.7. Wisconsin surrendered 22 attempts on the ground for 64 yards (2.9 yards per carry). The Badgers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 47.4%, surrendering 211 yards on 18 for 38 through the air. The Badgers ended up finishing with 357 yds while they ran 77 plays (4.6 yds per play). Wisconsin ran the ball for 4.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 212 yds on 46 attempts.
Regarding how much they score, the Badgers currently rank 52nd in the nation with an average of 31.4 points per contest. The Wisconsin Badgers average 413.4 yards per contest, which ranks them 55th in college football. The Wisconsin offense has racked up 243 yds of penalties on 28 violations, which ranks 101st in college football in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 3 picks while conceding 5 fumbles and they have obtained 108 first downs. During this campaign thus far, the Badgers currently have a total of 1,049 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 209.8 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 91st in the nation. They average 203.6 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,018 yards for the season.
Wisconsin has allowed a total of 537 yards rushing (107.4 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have conceded 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 247.2 yards/contest, which has them sitting 99th in college football. Their defense has earned 2 fumbles recovered and 8 picks this year. The Badgers defense has been on the field for 348 plays, which is good for 45th in D-1. The Badgers are conceding 18.4 points per game, which has them 29th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 92 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes +4
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