Free NCAA Football Prediction: Wildcats vs. Badgers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 11
Northwestern Wildcats (3-6) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (6-3)
Date: Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Northwestern +24.5 / Wisconsin -24.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Wildcats +1200 / Badgers -2800
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 41
The Northwestern Wildcats come face-to-face with a defensive juggernaut in Saturday’s Big Ten Conference showdown with the Wisconsin Badgers from Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin is currently in the drivers seat of the B10 West while Northwestern is right above Illinois for the bottom of the B10 West.
Northwestern dropped their third straight game last week to drop to 1-5 in conference. The Wildcats hung tough with the ranked Iowa Hawkeyes but ultimately fell 17-12 at home. Andrew Marty got the first start of the season at QB and finished 25/44 for 270 yards passing with a touchdown but also threw 3 interceptions.
Opposing teams are chewing up more grass than lawn mowers in the summer against Northwestern’s defense. The team is allowing an average of 224.9 rushing yards per game with a 5.4 yard-per-carry average.
Northwestern has to find a way to get off the field on defense. That might come with the expectation of pulling a rabbit out of their hat and suddenly stopping the run. It would help if they were some high-powered offensive team capable of scoring on the other end, but the team is averaging just 18.2 points per game.
Wisconsin picked up their 5th straight win in dominating fashion on the road in New Jersey. The Badgers routed Rutgers 52-3 through three quarters and that remained the final score as both teams chewed the clock out.
Graham Mertz had a solid day passing and finished 11/16 for 240 yards and 3 touchdowns and an interception. Braelon Allen had a great day on the ground, finishing with a team high 129 yards on 15 carries and a score.
This Northwestern team was made to get bullied by this Wisconsin team. 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.
Of course, there is some concern with running back Chez Mellusi done for the season. Sure, the team has complete confidence in Braelon Allen to carry the load, but Mellusi was still the leading rusher this season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Northwestern is 4-5 ATS
- Northwestern UNDERS are 5-4
- Wisconsin is 5-4 ATS
- Wisconsin UNDERS are 5-4
4* Free Week 11 NCAA Betting Pick:
Even without Chez Mellusi in the offensive backfield, the Badgers are going to run all over Northwestern’s porous defensive front with Braelon Allen on Saturday. No team is giving up more yards on the ground than the Wildcats, and Allen has mostly served as a tag team partner for Mellusi with 661 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns on the season.
Wisconsin’s offensive front isn’t letting anything through, and that’ll continue to be the case at home against a Northwestern team that isn’t generating any sort of pressure along the defensive line.
Northwestern’s defense won’t be able to get off the field as they’re pounded to oblivion by a rushing offense averaging 4.69 yards per carry on the ground. And whether it’s Andrew Marty or Ryan Hilinski at quarterback, turnovers are going to continue to be a major problem for Northwestern.
I’m taking the points and the Badgers at home.
4* Free Week 11 NCAA Betting Pick: Wisconsin -24.5
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