Northwestern at Wisconsin - 11/13/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Wisconsin Badgers (6-3) vs Northwestern Wildcats (3-6)
Game Info: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
Betting Odds: Wisconsin Badgers -23.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Northwestern Wildcats will face The Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in a Big Ten Conference showdown. Last week’s loss to Iowa marked the third in a rowf ro the 3-6 Wildcats. Wisconsin enters this game with a 6-3 record after beating Rutgers on the road by 49 points in its last game.
Northwestern is giving up an average of 224.9 rushing yards per game with a 5.4 yard-per-carry average. Offensively, they only average 18.2 points per game.
Leading the Wildcatson the ground is sophomore running back Evan Hull who looked great so far this season as he has recorded 791 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns as he also has recorded 205 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
QB Andrew Marty took all of the snaps against Iowa and threw for 270 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
The Badgers are averaging 222.6 rushing yards per game, and they’ll be going head-to-head with a team that hasn’t been able to stop the run all season. Defensively, the Badgers are allowing just 15.4 points per game.
Leading the Badgers offensively is sophomore quarterback Graham Mertz who has just 1,289 passing yards and just six passing touchdowns to eight interceptions.
Against Rutgers, I thought the spread was too big but got burned with the astounding Badger defense as they held Rutgers to only three points.
The under is 9-2 in Wildcats last 11 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
The Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games. Wisconsin should be able to cover this spread even if it’s this large. This Northwestern team has virtually nothing to play for and can’t keep up with the better program in Wisconsin. I like Wisconsin a ton here against the weaker squad.