Wisconsin vs. Nebraska - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Wisconsin Badgers square off Saturday night in a crucial Big Ten college football matchup at Camp Randall Stadium on ESPN.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers hope to win their ninth straight game and remain in the college football playoff conversation. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have two wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 55.4 percent of his passes for 1,611 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Armstrong has one touchdown pass in each of his last four games. Alonzo Moore and Stanley Morgan Jr. have combined for 595 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Brandon Reilly has 10 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 211.4 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 511 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 17.7 points and 342.9 yards per game. Kieron Williams leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 47 tackles, Ross Dzuris has 4.5 sacks and Chris Jones has three interceptions.
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The Wisconsin Badgers look for another big victory to remain in the Big Ten West conversation. The Wisconsin Badgers have six wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Alex Hornibrook is completing 56.5 percent of his passes for 877 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Hornibrook has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Jazz Peavy and Robert Wheelwright have combined for 693 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Troy Fumagalli has 25 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 173 yards per contest, and Corey Clement leads the way with 617 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 14.3 points and 300.6 yards per game. Jack Cichy leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 60 tackles, T.J. Watt has seven sacks and Derrick Tindal has three interceptions.
The Cornhuskers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I've been heavy on the Wisconsin Badgers this season and they've covered nearly every game along the way. However, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are undefeated for a reason and have two true road victories under their belt already. Also, Wisconsin has had trouble on the offensive end with poor quarterback play. If Nebraska builds a lead, it's going to be tough for Wisconsin to get back on track. This line is just disrespectful to an undefeated team and playoff contender in Nebraska.
Give me the points and the Cornhuskers.