Wisconsin vs. Iowa - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a monster road win that will improve them to 5-0 on the season. C.J. Beathard is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 962 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Beathard has a touchdown pass in six of his last seven games. Matt VandeBerg and Tevaun Smith have combined for 477 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jordan Canzeri has 13 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 196.2 yards per contest, and Canzeri leads the way with 316 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 17.8 points and 294.8 yards per game. Cole Fisher leads the Hawkeyes with 33 tackles, Nate Meier has five sacks and Desmond King has three interceptions. Jake Duzey is questionable.
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The Wisconsin Badgers look to put together with a four-game winning streak with a win here. Joel Stave is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 830 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Stave has thrown a touchdown pass in five straight games. Alex Erickson and Robert Wheelwright have combined for 467 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Austin Traylor has eight receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 188.2 yards per contest, and Taiwan Deal leads the way with 290 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 9.5 points and 292.3 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Badgers with 28 tackles, Vince Biegel has 2.5 sacks and Leo Musso has two interceptions. Beau Benzschawel and Troy Fumagalli are questionable.
The Hawkeyes are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Badgers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Hawkeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Wisconsin and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings overall.
While Wisconsin has beaten Iowa in five of the last seven meetings, six of the last eight games overall between these two have been decided by 10 or less points. This Hawkeyes team is also better than years past. I really like the points here and give Iowa a punchers chance to win outright. This will be a close game.