Wisconsin Badgers at Iowa Hawkeyes - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (4-2) at Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Kinnick Stadium)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes +4 -- Over/Under: 41.5 See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten College Football Battle on Saturday afternoon.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-2 (3-1) this season after beating Purdue by a score of 49-35 in their last games. Iowa finally showed some offensive outburst in this game, totaling 520 total yards. The Iowa offense is averaging 30.9 points per game with 180 rushing yards and 184.1 passing yards per game. C.J. Beathard is completing 60.1% of his passes for 1227 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Iowa. LeShun Daniels Jr. has rushed for 589 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Akrum Wadley has rushed for 592 yards and 8 scores for the Hawkeyes. Riley McCarron has caught 24 passes for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns, while George Kittle has caught 17 passes for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns for Iowa. The Iowa defense is giving up 19.1 points per game with 151.9 rushing yards and 219 passing yards per game. Josey Jewell has led the Iowa defense with 61 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and .5 sacks, while Brandon Snyder has added 43 tackles and 2 interceptions. Keith Duncan has gone 4-4 on field goals, with a long of 28 yards.
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The Wisconsin Badgers are 4-2 (1-2) this season after losing to Ohio State by a score of 30-23 in overtime in their last game. Wisconsin gave Ohio State all they could handle in this game, as it was one of the most thrilling games this season. The Wisconsin offense is averaging 25.5 points per game with 174 rushing yards and 201.2 passing yards per game. Alex Hornibrook is completing 56.3% of his passes for 680 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for Wisconsin. Corey Clement has rushed for 483 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Dare Ogunbowale has rushed for 208 yards and 1 score for the Badgers. Jazz Peavy has caught 21 passes for 357 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Robert Wheelwright has caught 20 passes for 310 yards for Wisconsin. The Wisconsin defense is giving up 15.2 points per game with 106.2 rushing yards and 205.2 passing yards per game. Jack Cichy has led the Badgers defense with 50 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks, while T.J. Edwards has added 37 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 interception. Andrew Endicott has gone 4-4 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards.
Wisconsin is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 5-2 in Wisconsin’s last 7 games. Iowa is 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The over is 11-5-1 in Iowa’s last 17 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Wisconsin comes into this game with 2 losses to Ohio State and Michigan, while Iowa has lost to North Dakota State and Northwestern. Wisconsin has played very well this season behind their outstanding defense. Iowa has struggled on offense throughout this season, but will be at home for this game. I don’t see how Iowa will be able to stay in this game against a very talented Wisconsin team.