Set your schedule for this week’s 12 CFB matchup between the Cornhuskers and Badgers, which you can watch on NBC at 7:30 (11/18/23). The game will be hosted at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison (WI). The Badgers are favored by 4.5 points at home in this Big Ten contest. Can they secure a home victory and cover the spread?
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS VS WISCONSIN BADGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers +4.5
This game will be played at Camp Randall Stadium at 7:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 22-18 in favor of Wisconsin.
- Even though we have Wisconsin winning straight-up, we like Nebraska at +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 37 points, and we like the over with a projected 40 points.
Will the Cornhuskers Make it Happen in Madison?
The Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Wisconsin with a 5-5 record, including 1-3 on the road and 4-2 at home.
Nebraska’s average scoring differential for the season is +0.7 leading to an ATS mark of 4-6. The Cornhuskers have been favored four times and the underdog in five games
Heading into this week’s game, Nebraska’s over/under record is 4-6. Their average margin against their over/under lines is currently -5.4 with their games averaging 37.1 points per game.
Nebraska’s rushing attack is ranked 18th in college football with 403 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 187.6 rushing yards per game, placing them 29th nationally. On average, they are attempting 20.9 passes per game leading to 127.3 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 95th position, averaging 18.9 points per game.
Nebraska’s defense is ranked 109th in passing yards allowed per game as they prepare for this matchup. Opponents have attempted an average of 35.6 passing attempts against the Cornhuskers. They have given up 18.2 points per game so far, placing them 61st in college football. In the NCAA’s rush defense category, they are 8th.
Can Wisconsin Deliver Being Favored at Home?
This season, the Wisconsin Badgers are currently 5-5. So far this season, they have played four road games and five at home.
Heading into this week’s matchup with Nebraska, the Badgers have been favored in eight games and the underdog in one. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 3-5-1.
Over 10 games, the average over/under line for Wisconsin’s games has been 48.6 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 41.8 points, resulting in an OU record of 3-6.
The Badgers’ heads into the game, averaging 154.6 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 72nd in rushing yards and 72nd in passing yards at 217.9 yards per contest. Wisconsin is averaging 22.2 points per game, which is 83rd in the nation.
Wisconsin’s defense enters the game ranked 155th in passing yards allowed per game. Opponents throw the ball an average of 32.1 times against the Badgers. They have given up 19.6 PPG, which ranks 68th in college football. In terms of rushing yards allowed, they stand at 59th in the NCAA.