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Wisconsin vs. Michigan - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin vs. Michigan
Date & Time Saturday September 21, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Camp Randall Stadium
Madison, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Wisconsin +5.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FOX
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The Michigan Wolverines and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.

The Michigan Wolverines look for a statement win when they take to the road for the first time. The Michigan Wolverines have won three of their last four road games. Shea Patterson is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 410 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Patterson has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Tarik Black and Ronnie Bell have combined for 203 receiving yards and one touchdown while Nico Collins has five receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 170.5 yards per contest, and Zach Charbonnet leads the way with 190 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 21 points and 272 yards per game. Khaleke Hudson leads the Michigan Wolverines with 20 tackles, Jordan Glasgow has two sacks and Ambry Thomas has one interception.

The Wisconsin Badgers look for another home victory to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Wisconsin Badgers have won six of their last eight home games. Jack Coan is completing 76.3 percent of his passes for 564 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Coan has eight touchdown passes in his last four games. Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor have combined for 256 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kendric Pryor has six receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 216.5 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 237 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing zero points and 107.5 yards per game. Mike Maskalunas leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 10 tackles, Zack Baun has two sacks and Jack Sanborn has one interception.

The Wolverines are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Badgers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a bye week, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolverines are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Wisconsin and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Badgers last 8 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Wolverines last 7 games overall.

The Michigan Wolverines have failed to cover each of their last six games as a favorite of at least three points. The Wisconsin Badgers have covered seven of their last 11 games as an underdog of at least three points. Michigan simply hasn't been impressive through two games, and while I'd usually give them a pass and say small sample size, this is becoming the norm under coach Jim Harbaugh. The Wisconsin Badgers have been arguably the best defensive team in the country through two games and are having a bunch of success on the ground as they ease Coan into the QB role. I don't trust Michigan in big games and Wisconsin seems to play up to its competition. I'm kind of expecting the Badgers to win this game outright, so give me the points.

Pick:
Wisconsin +5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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