Nebraska vs. Wisconsin - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wisconsin Badgers (7-2) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +13.5 -- Over/Under:
The Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for a victory after splitting their last four games. The Wisconsin Badgers have lost two of their three road games this season. Jack Coan is completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 1,664 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Coan has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Quintez Cephus and Jake Ferguson have combined for 770 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Danny Davis III has 25 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 225.6 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 1,259 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 12.6 points and 231.4 yards per game. Jack Sanborn leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 51 tackles, Chris Orr has nine sacks and Eric Burrell has two interceptions.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won three of their last five home games. Adrian Martinez is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,492 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Martinez has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 16 games. JD Spielman and Wan'Dale Robinson have combined for 1,142 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jack Stoll has 19 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 186.3 yards per contest, and Martinez leads the way with 399 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 29.1 points and 406 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 69 tackles, Khalil Davis has 5.5 sacks and Lamar Jackson has three interceptions.
The Badgers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 5-17-2 ATS in their last 24 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Cornhuskers last 6 home games. The under is 5-1 in Badgers last 6 games overall.
The Wisconsin Badgers are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. Wisconsin survived last week against Iowa, but the Badgers could easily be riding a three-game losing streak and the defense that once looked like the best in the country has struggled a bit. The Nebraska Cornhuskers just can't get out of their own way, but three of their five losses have been decided by single digits and they've had an extra week to prepare for this game. This is also pretty much a must-win game if Nebraska wants to make a bowl game. I'm taking the points with the Nebraska Cornhuskers at home, a place where they've had success under coach Frost.