Wisconsin vs. Michigan State - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Michigan State Spartans (4-2) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -10 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Michigan State Spartans need a statement victory to rebound from a shaky 4-2 start to the season. The Michigan State Spartans have won four of their last six road games. Brian Lewerke is completing 58.5 percent of his passes for 1,543 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. Lewerke has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Darrell Stewart Jr. and Cody White have combined for 923 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Matt Seybert has 13 receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 131.6 yards per contest, and Elijah Collins leads the way with 476 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 18.2 points and 299.7 yards per game. Joe Bachie leads the Michigan State Spartans with 57 tackles, Kenny Willekes has four sacks and Josiah Scott has two interceptions.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for another win to improve to 6-0 and remain in the college football playoff hunt. The Wisconsin Badgers have won seven of their last eight home games. Jack Coan is completing 74.6 percent of his passes for 939 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Coan has nine touchdown passes in his last seven games. Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor have combined for 401 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jonathan Taylor has 12 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 254 yards per contest, and Taylor leads the way with 745 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 5.8 points and 178.6 yards per game. Jack Sanborn leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 28 tackles, Zack Baun has six sacks and Eric Burrell has two interceptions.
The Spartans are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 8-3 in Badgers last 11 games overall. The under is 11-3 in Spartans last 14 games overall.
The Michigan State Spartans have covered nine of their last 15 games as a double-digit underdog. The Wisconsin Badgers have split their last eight games ATS as a double-digit favorite. Michigan State continues to be a tough team to figure out, as one week the Spartans look like the Spartans of old, the next week they can't do anything offensively and struggle with turnovers. Wisconsin has done nothing but beat the snot out of teams this season and what's the best defense in the country has pitched three shutouts this season. The Michigan State Spartans are going to have a hard time scoring and it's just that simple. I'll lay the chalk with the Badgers at home.