Two teams looking to turn around their early season misfortune meet in Lincoln, NB on Saturday when Wisconsin battles Nebraska.
After losing to Alabama in Week 1, Wisconsin looked to get back into the College Football Playoff hunt. They had won 3 straight games by a combined score of 114 to 3. But last Saturday, the Badgers ran into a very good team in Iowa. Iowa upset Wisconsin 10 to 6. Wisconsin will be looking to get back on track versus Nebraska, a team that has lost 2 out of its last 3.
A Closer Look At How To Bet the Wisconsin Badgers Vs Nebraska Cornhuskers College Football Week 6 Line
What: Wisconsin Badgers (3-2) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-3)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Lincoln, NE
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Weather: 76° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Nebraska -2.5
Moneyline: Wisconsin +115 vs Nebraska -135
Game Total: 47.5
Watch: ABC/ESPN 2
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Why Bet On Wisconsin to Beat Nebraska (-1.5)
You almost have to feel bad for Wisconsin’s fans. The game versus Iowa was a mess. Wisconsin had every chance to win that game. Joel Stave, Wisconsin’s starting quarterback, threw two interceptions and no touchdowns. Wisconsin also lost 2 out of 3 fumbles. After so many turnovers, the 6 to 10 loss makes sense. In their first game of the year versus Alabama, a 35 to 17 loss, Stave threw an interception.
Wisconsin’s defense is one of the top units in the country. Any defense that’s put into the position that Wisconsin’s offense puts its defense into is going crumble at one point during a game.
Nebraska has a decent offense. The Cornhuskers’ offense is averaging 474 yards and 31.6 points per game. Illinois shut down Nebraska’s offense last Saturday when holding it to less than 300 yards and less than 14 points. Wisconsin’s D should be able to do the same.
Why Bet On Nebraska (-1.5) to Beat Wisconsin
With Joel Stave’s penchant for always making the wrong decision, Wisconsin’s only hope of putting points on the board is to run the football. Wisconsin’s inability to run the football due to Corey Clement’s injury is what has hurt them this season.
Taiwan Deal had a decent game versus Hawaii. He had a great game versus Troy when rushing for 147 yards. He was held to 3.9 yards per carry against Iowa’s defense. Iowa’s D allows around 84.4 yards per game on the ground. The Cornhuskers are allowing around 85 yards per game on defense.
Nebraska’s D was stout versus Illinois. While usually allowing 24 points per game, Nebraska’s defense gave up only 14 points. If the Cornhuskers are able to move the ball against Wisconsin, they might be able to pull off the upset.
This Wisconsin team isn’t the same one that ended up in a New Year’s Day Bowl game last season. Nebraska isn’t a great team, but their defense is designed to stop the only good thing, rushing the football, the Wisconsin’s offense is capable of doing. Expect Nebraska to win this one straight up. My final score prediction is Nebraska 17, Wisconsin 16.