The Wisconsin Badgers will look to keep their Big Ten title hopes alive when they visit Lincoln for their Week 12 conference clash against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. With Wisconsin looking to boost its conference title hopes and Nebraska desperate for a victory, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their college football odds in this one!
Wisconsin vs Nebraska 2019 College Football Week 12 Lines, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET
- Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
- TV: BTN
- Live Stream: BTN2Go
- College Football Week 12 Odds: Wisconsin -14.5 / Total: 51
Why Bet On Wisconsin?
Wisconsin looks like a good bet in this one because the Badgers are the statistically better team on both sides of the ball and have an elite defense that ranks a stupendous seventh in points allowed nationally (12.6 ppg). Wisconsin is also highly motivated to get the win here after snapping a two-game skid by getting past Iowa 24-22 last weekend after dropping its previous two games against Illinois and Ohio State. Last but not least, Wisconsin looks like they could cover the chalk as a slightly more than two-touchdown road favorite because they have an elite running back in junior Johnathan Taylor (1,259 yards, 15 TDs).
- Average Score For: 34.33
- Total Yards: 418.67
- Pass Yards: 193
- Rush Yards: 225.67
- Average Score Against: 12.56
- Total Yards: 231.44
- Pass Yards: 147
- Rush Yards: 84.44
Why Bet On Nebraska?
The best reasons to back Nebraska in this affair is because the Cornhuskers are playing at home and completely desperate. Nebraska has dropped three straight, although they put up a good effort in their 31-27 road loss at Purdue on Saturday while failing to cover the chalk as a 4-point road favorite. Still, this is a team that managed to beat Illinois 42-38 earlier this season and Wisconsin lost to the Fighting Illini.
- Average Score For: 26.33
- Total Yards: 410.89
- Pass Yards: 222.67
- Rush Yards: 188.22
- Average Score Against: 29.11
- Total Yards: 406
- Pass Yards: 232.33
- Rush Yards: 173.67
College Football Week 12 Betting Trends for Wisconsin vs Nebraska
- Wisconsin is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- Wisconsin is 8-2 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Wisconsin’s last 6 games
- Nebraska is 0-6 ATS in the last 6 games
- Nebraska is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 6 of Nebraska’s last 8 games against Wisconsin
Wisconsin vs Nebraska Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Wisconsin has largely struggled the last three weeks, they did manage to get a big win against a nationally-ranked Iowa team that has a stingier defense than their own stout unit. More importantly, Johnathan Taylor looked like a man among boys as he rushed for a stellar 250 yards last weekend.
I’m expecting another heavy dose of the Heisman Trophy contender in this affair that helps lead Wisconsin to the win and ATS cover despite the fact that the Badgers haven’t compiled a bunch of encouraging ATS trends either this season, or in the last couple of seasons combined. The Badgers have the big edge in coaching and Taylor will be the best player on the field. Wisconsin wins and narrowly covers the spread.
Pick: Wisconsin 34 Nebraska 14