Nebraska vs. Wisconsin - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lincoln)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for another victory to start 5-0 for the first time since 2011. The Wisconsin Badgers have won four straight road games. Alex Hornibrook is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 898 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Hornibrook has at least one touchdown pass in seven of his last nine games. Troy Fumagalli and Quintez Cephus have combined for 469 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Danny Davis III has six receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 233.7 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 518 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 13.5 points and 247 yards per game. D'Cota Dixon leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 27 tackles, Garret Dooley has four sacks and T.J. Edwards has two interceptions.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for their third straight victory to build on their 3-2 start. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won nine of their last 10 home games. Tanner Lee is completing 54.7 percent of his passes for 1,144 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Lee has five touchdown passes in his last two games. Stanley Morgan Jr. and De'Mornay Pierson-El have combined for 699 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while JD Spielman has 14 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 156.2 yards per contest, and Tre Bryant leads the way with 299 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 24.4 points and 333.8 yards per game. Luke Gifford leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 33 tackles, Carlos Davis has 1.5 sacks and Tyrin Ferguson has one interception.
The Badgers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I've been tough on the Nebraska Cornhuskers recently due to the amount of turnovers they have, but the bottom line is they continue to find ways to win games and would probably be undefeated it if it weren't for those turnovers, as their two losses have come by a combined 11 points. The Wisconsin Badgers are unbeaten, but they don't have that one marquee victory quite yet to prove their ranking and are fresh off a nine-point victory over a subpar Northwestern team. This feels like too many points to pass up with a Nebraska team that finds ways to hang around. Also, the last two games between Nebraska and Wisconsin have been decided by a combined eight points. I'll take the home underdog here.