The Michigan State Spartans need a pick-me-up win after losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes last week. The Wisconsin Badgers want to keep their undefeated streak going. Which team’s list of to-dos will get a check this coming weekend?
Betting Preview for the Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Week 7 College Football Game on October 12 2019
Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Michigan State Spartans (4-2 Overall / 2-1 Conference)
The Spartans were supposed to make the Ohio State Buckeyes sweat, which they did, but for just a short time, before getting blown out in a 34-10 loss in Columbus last Saturday. Quarterback Brian Lewerke passed for 218 yards on 20-of-38 completions and finished also with a touchdown against an interception. It’s not going to get any easier soon for the Spartans, which will challenge the Badgers on the road this coming weekend. Lewerke admitted that his team had a hard time offensively against the Buckeyes, but they also didn’t help themselves by committing three turnovers (1 interception, 2 lost fumbles). Lewerke had to be more careful with the ball, which he and the Spartans usually do so well. The Spartans have a +0.8 turnover margin, which is 25th best nationally. Michigan State’s defense, despite what the score in the Ohio State game tells, is nothing to scoff at. The Spartans, who are allowing just 18.2 points per game, forced the Buckeyes to commit a pair of turnovers.
Michigan State is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven road games.
Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (5-0 Overall / 2-0 Conference)
The Badgers’ record remains spotless through their first five games of the season after pitching a shutout in Week 6’s 48-0 home win over the Kent State Golden Flashes. The win against a minnow was not as impressive as the fact that Jack Coan and the Badgers were able to keep their eyes open until the end of this ho-hummer of a matchup. Coan threw for 134 passing yards and two touchdowns while running back Jonathan Taylor did Jonathan Taylor things and ruptured the Golden Eagles’ defense for 186 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries. Taylor is second nationally and first in the Big Ten with 149.0 rushing yards per game to go with 12 rushing touchdowns. Michigan State can be a tough customer for Taylor, but the Spartans haven’t dealt this season with a running back of Taylor’s quality. Taylor should open up the passing lanes for Coan and the Badgers’ passing attack. But the real asset to watch out for Wisconsin is its defense that ranks No. 1 in the nation with just 5.8 points allowed per game.
The Badgers are 3-1 ATS in their last four home games.
Wisconsin wins, 27-16.
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