The Wisconsin Badgers’ hopes of making the College Football Playoff may have slipped away due to recent losses, but they will have to play with pride when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes this coming weekend. Read on for more about this game below.
Betting Preview for the Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers Week 11 College Football Game on November 9 2019
Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2 Overall / 3-2 Conference)
After a two-game stumble against ranked opponents Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions, the Hawkeyes have regained their footing with back-to-back wins over the Purdue Boilermakers and the Northwestern Wildcats. The Hawkeyes pitched a 20-0 shutout win over the Wildcats back in Week 9 before having a full rest in Week 10. Quarterback Nate Stanley went 12 for 26 for 179 yards and a touchdown, while the backfield rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 40 total carries. The Hawkeyes are going to need the same balanced attack on offense in their next game against Wisconsin’s stout defense, though, they may be catching the Badgers at the best time. The Badgers’ defense has been dinged badly of late, and the team, as a whole, maybe demoralized after the recent losses. The Hawkeyes are also hopeful that leading wide receiver Brandon Smith could play after missing the Northwestern game due to injury.
The under is 4-0 in the Hawkeyes’ last four games?
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (6-2 Overall / 3-2 Conference)
The Badgers’ spirits are understandably low right now. They were considered as serious CFP contenders until they got ambushed by the unranked Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign. That soul-crushing loss was followed up by a defeat at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the road last Saturday, 38-7. The Badgers just need to regain their mojo and a game at home could be the cure to their malaise. The Badgers need running back Jonathan Taylor will have to bounce back after running into a brick wall in the Ohio State game in which he had 52 rushing yards on 20 carries for a measly 2.6 rushing yards per carry average. Iowa’s offense isn’t also on the same level as that of Ohio State, so containing the Hawkeyes’ attack shouldn’t be much of a problem for the Badgers’ defense that still ranks fifth in the nation with just 11.4 points allowed per game.
The Badgers are 6-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games overall.
Wisconsin wins, 27-20.
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