Northwestern vs Wisconsin Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
This Big-10 West tilt will feature a pair of game-changing running backs when tenth-ranked Wisconsin hosts Northwestern. The Week 5 college football spread favors Wisconsin by 14.5-points over Northwestern.
While both teams won games leading up to byes last weekend, the Wildcats are 2-1 and the Badgers are 3-0. Kick-off is this Saturday, September 30th at 12:00 PM ET on ABC from the Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.
Northwestern Wildcats Vs Wisconsin Badgers College Football Week 5 Spread & ATS Pick
What: Northwestern Wildcats (2-1) at No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0)
When: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Madison, WI
Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium
Spread: Wisconsin -14.5
Moneyline: Northwestern +475 vs Wisconsin -650
Game Total: 50.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Northwestern vs Wisconsin
Why Bet The Northwestern Wildcats To Beat The Badgers
Northwestern has an offense that can compete with the best. They average 32.3 points per game and recently scored 49 points in the 49-7 victory over Bowling Green. In that game, senior running back Justin Jackson went off for 18 carries for 121 yards and three touchdowns.
Jackson has a total of 4,437 career rushing yards and is 108 shy of the program record set by Damien Anderson, who had 4,485 from 1997 to 2000. Against the Badgers, Jackson has had decent results except for last season when the Wisconsin D held Jackson to 13 rushes and 42 yards in a 21-7 win.
Northwestern averages 459.0 total yards per game in their balanced offense. They average 298.7 passing yards led by Junior QB Clayton Thorson. He has thrown 842 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. They average 160.3 rushing yards per game.
Why Bet The Wisconsin Badgers To Beat The Wildcats
The Badgers are not afraid to run the ball. You wouldn’t be either if you were averaging 275.3 rushing yards per game (12th). Last week they unloaded 235 rushing yards on BYU in a 40-6 win.
Freshman RB Jonathan Taylor is the key piece to the Badger offense. Taylor leads the Big Ten in rushing and ranks fifth in the nation, averaging 146.0 yards per game. He had a three-touchdown, 233-yard performance in his first start during the Badgers’ 31-14 victory over Florida Atlantic on Sept. 9. He has 53 carries for 438 yards and five touchdowns.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
- Wildcats are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- Badgers are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 conference games.
- Badgers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
Northwestern Vs. Wisconsin Week 5 Betting Analysis
Wisconsin ranks seventh nationally in total defense, allowing 248.0 yards per game, but Northwestern has more firepower than any of the Badgers’ previous foes.
I am picking Wisconsin to win without covering the 14.5-point spread.