Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) at Michigan Wolverines (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Michigan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines +1.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers get back on the field as they visit the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday in week 11 Big Ten college football action at Michigan Stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers haven’t played in three weeks but still have a chance to start 2-0 for the fifth straight season. The Wisconsin Badgers have split their last four road games. Graham Mertz is completing 95.2 percent of his passes for 248 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mertz enters this game with 31 career pass attempts under his belt. Jake Ferguson and Danny Davis III have combined for 144 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kendric Pryor has three receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 182 yards per contest, and Garrett Groshek leads the way with 70 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing seven points and 218 yards per game. Collin Wilder leads the Wisconsin Badgers with four tackles, Nick Herbig has one sack and Titus Toler has one interception.
The Michigan Wolverines look for their first home win to get back to a .500 record. The Michigan Wolverines have won six of their last eight home games. Joe Milton is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 869 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Milton has five touchdown passes on his last 114 pass attempts. Ronnie Bell and Cornelius Johnson have combined for 403 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Roman Wilson has eight receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 140.3 yards per contest, and Hassan Haskins leads the way with 157 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 29.7 points and 411.7 yards per game. Brad Hawkins leads the Michigan Wolverines with 27 tackles, Kwity Paye has two sacks and Josh Ross has one interception.
The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games and 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Wolverines are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Badgers last 7 games overall. The over is 43-19-1 in Wolverines last 63 games overall. The Badgers are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 meetings.
The Wisconsin Badgers looked great in their season opener and have had several weeks off to prepare for this contest. The Michigan Wolverines have been badly upset in their last two contests and just don't seem to have much life on the defensive side. It also doesn't help anybody with talk of Jim Harbaugh needing to be fired getting louder and louder. We know what Wisconsin brings to the table, and that's impressive play in the trenches and a physical run game. Wisconsin ran all over Michigan last year and going to Michigan Stadium this year isn't that scary with limited or no fans.
I want no parts of Michigan. I'll lay the small chalk with the Badgers.