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Wisconsin vs. Rutgers - 10/31/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-4) at Wisconsin Badgers (6-2)
Date & Time Saturday October 31, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -19 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Big Ten Network
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CFB | Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-4) at Wisconsin Badgers (6-2)
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights could use a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. Chris Laviano is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,505 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Laviano has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Leonte Carroo and Andre Patton have combined for 834 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Carlton Agudosi has 14 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 185.5 yards per contest, and Robert Martin leads the way with 480 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 32 points and 458.9 yards per game. Steve Longa leads the Scarlet Knights with 85 tackles, Anthony Cioffi has three interceptions and Kemoko Turay has two sacks. John Tsimis, Davon Jacobs and Desmon Peoples are questionable.

The Wisconsin Badgers look for another home win to string together a four-game winning streak. Joel Stave is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 1,757 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Stave is questionable with a concussion. Alex Erickson and Robert Wheelwright have combined for 1,014 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Dare Ogunbowale has 25 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 152.5 yards per contest, and Ogunbowale leads the way with 524 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Wisky is allowing 11.1 points and 279.9 yards per game. T.J. Edwards leads the Badgers with 58 tackles, Michael Caputo has two interceptions and Joe Schobert has 9.5 sacks. Corey Clement, Dan Voltz and Arthur Goldberg are questionable.

The Scarlet Knights are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Badgers are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games. 

Wisconsin is not a team that's going to blow many teams out, as the Badgers rely on milking the clock and defense. While Rutgers isn't winning a ton of games, the Scarlet Knights have beaten Indiana on the road and competed with Michigan State. If forced to pick, I'm taking the points and the Scarlet Knights.

Pick:
Rutgers Scarlet Knights +19

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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