Wisconsin vs. Iowa - 11/11/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wisconsin vs. Iowa - 11/11/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Hawkeyes (6-3) at Wisconsin Badgers (9-0)

College Football: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)

The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -13.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Iowa Hawkeyes and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.

The Iowa Hawkeyes look for back-to-back victories over top-10 teams and their third straight win overall. The Iowa Hawkeyes have won five of their last eight road games. Nate Stanley is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 1,929 yards, 22 touchdowns and four interceptions. Stanley has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Nick Easley and Noah Fant have combined for 755 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Matt VandeBerg has 21 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 143.2 yards per contest, and Akrum Wadley leads the way with 761 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 18.1 points and 369 yards per game. Josey Jewell leads the Iowa Hawkeyes with 90 tackles, Anthony Nelson has six sacks and Josh Jackson has five interceptions. 

The Wisconsin Badgers look to improve to 10-0 on the season to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Wisconsin Badgers have won eight straight home games. Alex Hornibrook is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 1,728 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Hornibrook has four touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last three games. Quintez Cephus and Troy Fumagalli have combined for 902 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while A.J. Taylor has 14 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 244.7 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 1,368 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 13.3 points and 267.8 yards per game. D'Cota Dixon leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 46 tackles, Garret Dooley has 6.5 sacks and Joe Ferguson has four interceptions.

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The Hawkeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November. The Badgers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November. The Hawkeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Wisconsin, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings and the under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.

This is a letdown game for the Iowa Hawkeyes after beating Ohio State in a blowout despite being three-touchdown underdogs. However, I'm not that concerned with that considering Iowa is such a well coached team and usually plays the same way despite previous results. Five of the last six meetings between Iowa and Wisconsin have been decided by 10 or less points. Also, all three of Iowa's losses have been decided by seven or less points. While Wisconsin is the better team and does nothing but win, the Badgers lack the quality offense to blowout such a sound and solid team in its ownright in Iowa. I'm not sure why Iowa continues to get crapped on by oddmakers, but we'll take it. Give me my points.

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Randy’s Pick Iowa Hawkeyes +13.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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