Wisconsin vs. Michigan - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (8-2) at Wisconsin Badgers (10-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Michigan Wolverines look for a fourth straight victory to give themselves a shot at the Big Ten Championship. The Michigan Wolverines have won five of their last eight road games. Brandon Peters is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 329 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Peters enters this game with 46 career pass attempts under his belt. Grant Perry and Sean McKeon have combined for 541 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Zach Gentry has 12 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 207.8 yards per contest, and Karan Higdon leads the way with 854 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 16.4 points and 254.8 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Michigan Wolverines with 81 tackles, Chase Winovich has seven sacks and Lavert Hill has two interceptions.
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The Wisconsin Badgers look to improve to 11-0 on the season to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Wisconsin Badgers have won nine straight home games. Alex Hornibrook is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,863 yards, 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Hornibrook has four touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last three games. Quintez Cephus and Troy Fumagalli have combined for 923 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Danny Davis III has 12 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 245 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 13.4 points and 247.6 yards per game. Ryan Connelly leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 55 tackles, Garret Dooley has 6.5 sacks and Joe Ferguson has four interceptions.
The Wolverines are 1-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Badgers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 conference games and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Wolverines are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Wisconsin, 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the underdog is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Seems like some folks are back on the Michigan bandwagon after three straight wins, but Rutgers, Minnesota and Maryland have a combined record of 13-17 and two of those three games were at home. Peters has brought life to the Wolverines offense and the defense is still one of the best in the country, but the bottom line is Michigan hasn't beaten a team with a record above .500 yet this season. Wisconsin seems to be getting better every week and blew out a good Iowa team despite turning the ball over four times. This is also a lookahead game for Michigan with Ohio State on deck, there's still that chip on Wisconsin's shoulder due to being robbed by the CFB playoff voters, and it's the last home game for the Badgers. I'll take Wisky by double digits.