The Nebraska Cornhuskers and No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers are set to collide on the turf at Camp Randall Stadium. Fans can catch the action live on BTN and kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Betting Preview: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Cornhuskers enter into this Saturday Big 10 game as a big underdog and are currently getting 20 points. If they want to play the moneyline, gamblers would currently have to wager $1,800 in order to win $100 back on the Badgers (-1800). The Cornhuskers are getting +900 moneyline odds. This Big 10 matchup should provide several decent live betting possibilities, and Vegas has determined the over/under (O/U) to be 55.5 points.
The early action has moved toward the Cornhuskers, as the opening line was -22. The game’s O/U has not changed after being initially set at 55.5.
The disappointing Cornhuskers have lost 7.8 units so far and are 0-4 against the spread (ATS). The team’s recorded an O/U mark of 2-2.
The Badgers have gained 1.0 unit for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 1-3 ATS and also have an even O/U record of 2-2.
The Cornhuskers have gone 0-4 straight up (SU), including 0-2 SU against Big 10 opponents. The Badgers are 3-1 SU overall and 1-0 SU in conference play.
The Cornhuskers lost to Purdue 42-28 in a contest where their defense allowed the Boilermakers to pass for 328 yards while rushing for 188 yards and four scores. Offensively, Adrian Martinez completed 25-of-42 passes for 323 yards, two scores and one interception. Martinez (91 yards on 18 rush attempts) also led the ground attack and was complemented by Devine Ozigbo (170 yards on 17 carries, two TDs). JD Spielman (10 receptions, 135 yards, two TDs) and Jack Stoll (four catches, 51 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.
Wisconsin just picked up a 28-17 win over Iowa back in Week 4. Alex Hornibrook completed 17-of-22 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns. Jonathan Taylor (113 yards on 25 rush attempts) handled the running game while Jake Ferguson (four receptions, 58 yards, one TD) and Taylor (three catches, 44 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching attack in the win.
Nebraska has run the ball on 58.4 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Wisconsin has a rush percentage of 66.3 percent. The Cornhuskers have produced 203.5 rush yards/game (including 149.0 per game versus Big Ten opponents) and have six touchdowns on the ground this year. The Badgers are logging 266.3 rushing yards per game and have 10 total rush TDs.
The Cornhuskers offense has averaged 207.3 yards in the air overall (208.0 per game against conference opposition) and has five passing scores so far. The Badgers have recorded 200.8 pass yards per game and have seven total pass TDs.
Nebraska has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 165.0 yards and throw for 248.8 yards per game. The Wisconsin defense has allowed 172.8 yards per game to opposing passers and 135.0 yards per game on the ground. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Cornhuskers have given up an ANY/A of 6.10 to opposing QBs, while the Badgers are yielding an ANY/A of 5.81.
Hornibrook has been more efficient than Martinez lately. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 9.66 for the season and 7.26 across his last two games while Martinez’s ANY/A is 6.92 and 3.89 over his last two.
These two squads met last year with the final outcome being a 38-17 victory for Wisconsin.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Free Pick
SU Winner: Wisconsin, ATS Winner: Nebraska, O/U: Over
Team Betting Trends
- Nebraska was getting 4 points in its last game and the O/U was set at 58. The over cashed and Nebraska failed to cover in the 42-28 defeat to Purdue.
- Nebraska has produced 4.14529914529915 yards per carry over its past three games and 4.3 over its last two.
- Wisconsin has averaged 5.7 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.8 over its last two.
- Wisconsin has lost two fumbles this season while Nebraska has let four get away.
- In its last three matches, Nebraska is 0-3 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
- Wisconsin was the underdog by 3 points in its last outing and the O/U was set at 44. The over cashed and Wisconsin covered in the team’s 28-17 triumph over Iowa.
- In its last three contests, Wisconsin is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
- The Cornhuskers offense has tallied one pass play of 40 or more yards, while the Badgers have accounted for two such plays.
- The Nebraska defense has allowed five pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Wisconsin has given up three such plays.
- The Nebraska offense has created 11 rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Wisconsin has created seven such runs.
- The Cornhuskers defense has allowed seven rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Badgers have given up three such runs.
- The Nebraska D has 12 sacks on the year while Wisconsin has just three.