Wisconsin vs. Nebraska - 10/6/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-4) at Wisconsin Badgers (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -21 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are getting desperate for a victory, as they haven’t won a game since October 28 of last year. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last eight road games. Adrian Martinez is completing 61 percent of his passes for 532 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Martinez and Andrew Bunch have combined for five touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Stanley Morgan Jr. and JD Spielman have combined for 521 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jack Stoll has six receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 203.5 yards per contest, and Devine Ozigbo leads the way with 260 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 38.8 points and 413.8 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 37 tackles, Luke Gifford has 2.5 sacks and Lamar Jackson has one interception.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for their fourth win of the season to keep pace in the Big Ten West. The Wisconsin Badgers have won 12 of their last 13 home games. Alex Hornibrook is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 800 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Hornibrook has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. A.J. Taylor and Jake Ferguson have combined for 460 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Garrett Groshek has nine receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 266.2 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 628 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 14.5 points and 307.8 yards per game. D'Cota Dixon leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 24 tackles, Ryan Connelly has one sack and Faion Hicks has one interception.
The Cornhuskers are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Badgers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Cornhuskers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have shown us absolutely nothing so far this season, as the defense is just as bad as a year ago and the offense can't stop turning the ball over. The Wisconsin Badgers have had an extra week to prepare for this game and have shown over the years that they will overwhelm a lesser opponent that isn't ready to match their physicality. Nebraska has gotten beaten up in every game this season and the play doesn't seem to be getting any better. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have also failed to cover eight of their last 12 games when a double-digit underdog. You can't even begin to make a case for the Cornhuskers here based on what we've seen a month into the season. I'll lay the three touchdowns with Wisconsin.