Nebraska vs Wisconsin Free Pick, 10-29-2016 – KingSportsPicks.com
#7 Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-0, 4-0) vs. #11 Wisconsin Badgers (5-2, 2-2)
Saturday, October 29, 2016, Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin, 7 pm ET
Line: Wisconsin -9, O/U: 43
Nebraska vs Wisconsin Free Pick by Vincent King of KingSportsPicks.com
Two top ranked teams face off Saturday night in Madison, Wisconsin as the #11 Badgers host the undefeated #7 Nebraska Cornhuskers. This is the 11th all-time meeting between the schools on the gridiron. Wisconsin has a 6-4 edge in the series and won the last three.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers hope to win their ninth straight game and remain in the college football playoff conversation. Nebraska is one of the seven unbeaten teams left in the FBS. They need to play better than they did last week if they expect to exit this one unblemished. They battled back from a halftime deficit to the Purdue Boilermakers to win 27-14. Nebraska ranks 40th in the nation scoring 34.1 PPG and their 14th in scoring defense by allowing 17.7 points a game.
Wisconsin has played a tough schedule and they came up just short in tough losses to Michigan and Ohio State in back to back weeks. The Badgers bounced back last week with a big road win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, 17-9. The Badgers relied on their ground game and a tough defense to stifle Iowa and get back in the win column. Wisconsin relies on a hard nosed defense that allows 14.3 points a game, which ranks 4th in the FBS. Only one of the Badgers’ first seven opponents scored more than 17 points.
The Cornhuskers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. Nebraska hasn’t played nearly as tough of a schedule as Wisconsin to date but they are a solid team. I see Wisconsin winning this game at home but +8.5 is too many points to lay and I see the Cornhuskers keeping this game close enough to cover the spread. I’m taking the Cornhuskers and the points on the road.
Nebraska vs Wisconsin Free Pick: Nebraska +9