Wisconsin vs. Nebraska NCAAF Betting Odds and Picks
College Football betting websites favor the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers by 14.5 points over the Nebraska Cornhuskers on their NCAA football game on November 16 at 11:00 AM CT at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds by MyBookie Sportsbook
|Wisconsin||-14½ (-115)||51 (-110)||-650|
|Nebraska||+14½ (-105)||51 (-110)||+475|
Betting Wisconsin Badgers
The Badgers snapped a two-game losing streak last week. However, they extended their ATS losing streak to three games. Wisconsin beat Iowa 24-22 as, according to the best online sportsbooks, 7.5-point home favorites. Starting QB Jack ‘Ice Cream’ Coan went 16 of 25 for 173 yards with two TDs and one pick. The awesomely named Quintez Cephus had 94 yards on five receptions with one TD.
However, the day belonged to Jonathan ‘I’m not the guy from Home Improvement’ Taylor. He rushed for 250 yards on 31 carries. The Badgers ranked 16th in the country in rushing yards per game (225.7). Think about that for a second. Taylor rushed for more yards on a single day than the entire team’s average. On defense, UW allowed 208 passing yards but held Iowa to just 87 yards on the ground. Wisconsin has the fifth-best rushing defense, allowing just 84.4 yards per game.
Per college football betting websites, the Badgers are 23-10-1 ATS in their last 34 games after gaining more than 450 total yards in their previous game. 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games after a straight-up win. And 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out Taylor will be a key player against UNL. And here’s proof of that. “Each and every time JT has taken a carry against Nebraska it has usually been for huge amounts of yardage.
Taylor is coming off … 250 yards against one of the nations [sic] top defenses. The defensive prowess isn’t anywhere close to the same at Nebraska, as they rank No. 83 in rushing defense. However, that number is a little skewed as the Huskers have faced two pass-happy attacks in Purdue and Indiana over the last two weeks.
The last time they faced a run-heavy attack, Minnesota ran for 329 yards on the ground and averaged 6.6 yards per carry. With JT averaging 6.1 YPC himself, it’s apparent that the mismatch in this game will be Wisconsin’s run offense getting downhill against a struggling Nebraska defensive line.”
Betting Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Huskers have their own losing streak going on. They are 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS in their last five games. That includes a 27-31 loss to Purdue as, according to college football betting sites, four-point road faves. Starting QB Adrian Martinez went 22 of 39 for 247 yards with one pick. He added 58 rushing yards with two TDs on 12 attempts. Wide receiver JD Spielman had 123 yards on six catches. Nonetheless, Nebraska was outgained 449 total yards to 375.
And it could have been worse, had Purdue not lost 89 yards on 10 penalties. The Huskers allow 406.0 total yards (74th) and 173.7 rushing yards (83rd) per game.
The Cornhuskers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. 0-5 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. And 0-6 ATS in their last six conference games.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Game Pick
There is almost no doubt that Wisconsin will win this game. However, these two schools are very unreliable against the spread. Fifteen points may be too much to ask of even Jonathan Taylor. So let’s just play it safe and take Nebraska to remain within the point spread.