Wisconsin Vs Penn State Line & TV InfoJosh Bailey
The sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and red-hot eighth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions will both be looking to win the Big Ten Championship while boosting their chances of reaching the four-team College Football Playoff when they ‘brawl for it all’ on Saturday night.
Ohio State & Michigan EACH have 3 wins vs teams in this wk's College Football Playoff Rankings, 1 more than Penn State + Wisconsin combined
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 30, 2016
The two playoff hopefuls will take to the gridiron at Lucas Oil Stadium at 8:00 PM ET with the game airing live on FOX television. Now, let’s find out which teams is offering the best value in this highly-anticipated affair.
Wisconsin Badgers Vs Penn State Nittany Lions Line & TV Info
What: Wisconsin Badgers (10-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2)
When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET
Spread: Wisconsin -2
Moneyline: Penn State +110 at Wisconsin -130
Game Total: 46.5
Why Bet The Penn State Nittany Lions to Beat The Badgers
The Nittany Lions (10-2 SU, 8-3-1 ATS) are on fire, having won eight straight games coming into this contest including their 45-12 smackdown of Michigan State this past weekend as 11-point home favorites.
Quarterback Trace McSorley completed an efficient 17 of 23 passes for 376 yards with four touchdowns and no picks to lead the Nittany Lions to the easy win on a day when gifted running back Saquon Barkley missed the vast majority of the game after injuring his ankle.
Penn State is averaging a healthy 36.6 points per game to rank 25th in scoring as McSorley has completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,976 yards with 21 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Defensively, Penn State is limiting the opposition to just 22.8 points per game to rank an encouraging 31st nationally in points allowed.
Why Bet the Wisconsin Badgers To Beat The Nittany Lions
The Badgers (0-2 SU, 9-2-1 ATS) have won six straight and come into the Big Ten title game off an emphatic 31-17 smackdown over Minnesota last weekend.
Senior running back Corey Clement led the way to victory by rushing for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Backup quarterback Bart Houston completed 9 of 14 passes while filling in for starter Alex Hornibrook who went 4-for-8 before leaving with an injury.
For the season, Hornibrook is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,243 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions while Clement has rushed for a team-high 1,140 yards and 13 touchdowns to hold the Badgers rank 66th nationally in scoring (28.5 ppg). Defensively, Wisconsin has been phenomenal in limiting the opposition to just 13.7 points per game to rank third nationally in points allowed.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
62 percent of the betting public likes Wisconsin, but right now, I’m going with Penn State to pull off the upset. The Nittany Lions have the far more explosive offense and better quarterback in this affair.
I know Wisconsin has a lockdown defense that is as good as any in the country, but the Badgers aren’t very explosive offensively and they could be in trouble against a Nittany Lions team that just keeps finding ways to exploit their opponents.
The Badgers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games and 6-1-1- ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, but Penn State has gone 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight games and 6-0 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win
The Nittany Lions are also 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings against the Badgers and I believe they’re primed to pull off the stunner in this one against a Wisconsin team that didn’t look very good for a half against Minnesota last weekend.