Penn State vs. Wisconsin - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (10-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2)
College Football: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Penn State Nittany Lions square off Saturday night in the Big Ten college football championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on FOX.
The Wisconsin Badgers have a chance to win the Big Ten title and remain in the college football playoff conversation. The Wisconsin Badgers look for their fourth conference title since the 2010 CFB season. Alex Hornibrook is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,243 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hornibrook has one or less touchdown pass in every game this season. Jazz Peavy and Troy Fumagalli have combined for 1,049 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Robert Wheelwright has 33 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 201.5 yards per contest, and Corey Clement leads the way with 1,140 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 13.7 points and 292 yards per game. T.J. Edwards leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 75 tackles, T.J. Watt has 9.5 sacks and Leo Musso has five interceptions.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions have a chance to win the Big Ten title and remain in the college football playoff conversation. The Penn State Nittany Lions look for their first conference title since the 2008 CFB season. Trace McSorley is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,976 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. McSorley has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Chris Godwin and Mike Gesicki have combined for 1,173 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while DeAndre Thompkins has 25 receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 178.6 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 1,219 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 22.8 points and 346.8 yards per game. Marcus Allen leads the Penn State Nittany Lions with 90 tackles, Garrett Sickels has six sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.
The Nittany Lions are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Badgers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Penn State is the hottest team in the Big Ten and will enter this game with a ton of confidence. However, the Wisconsin Badgers have been the more consistent team overall and have a fast defense that's going to make life difficult for a Nittany Lions offense that can struggle with balance. Penn State is going to have a hard time in this game moving the ball. I'm going to side with the Wisconsin Badgers to win another Big Ten title.