SBR contributor Ross Benjamin has gone a superb 25-11 with his college football free picks & focuses now on Saturday’s game between Nebraska and Wisconsin.
A Rematch of the Big 10 Title Game
The Wisconsin Badgers will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium with the opening kickoff slated for 3:30 PM ET. The most recent college football playoff committee poll has Wisconsin rated 25th and Nebraska 13th. According to the College Football Betting Odds at 5Dimes, Wisconsin is a 6.0 point favorite, and none of the major sportsbooks has posted a total at the time of this writing. These teams met twice last season. The Cornhuskers won the regular season meeting 30-27 in Lincoln, Nebraska. However, Wisconsin crushed Nebraska in the Big 10 title game by the score of 70-21. This game will go a long way in determining who wins the West Division of the Big 10. Currently Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Minnesota are all tied at the top of the division with records of 4-1.
Huskers Quietly Go about their Business
You certainly can make the case that Nebraska hasn’t been given its proper due respect. After all, this is a team that enters the week with a stellar 8-1 record, and their only defeat came at Michigan State in a narrow 27-22 loss. Since that loss, Nebraska has won 3 in a row, and has outscored those 3 opponents by a cumulative 115-55 points. They’re averaging 40.4 points and 490.6 yards per game on offense. The Nebraska rushing attack has been extremely potent, averaging 281-yards per game, and 5.9 yards per attempt. Since Nebraska joined the Big 10, they’ve seen all 3 of their games versus Wisconsin go over the total.
Dynamic Rushing Attack
The Wisconsin Badgers have averaged a robust 326 yards per game rushing in 2014, and that includes a terrific 7.0 yards per attempt. As a matter of fact, the Badgers running game has accounted for 68.2% of their offense this season. Since losing their season opener in heart breaking fashion to LSU, the Badgers have rebounded to win 7 of their last 8-games, and their only blemish during that stretch came in a 20-14 upset loss at Northwestern. Despite those terrific rushing numbers, the most underrated aspect of the Badgers resume has been the play of their defense. The Wisconsin stop unit has allowed just an average of 14.3 points and 251-yards per game. Since the start of the 2004 season, the Badgers have gone a superb 65-7 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.
College Football Betting System
Wisconsin is coming off a 34-16 win at Purdue last Saturday. Nebraska comes off conference wins over Rutgers 42-24 and Purdue 35-14 in their previous 2-games. The combination of these 3-results has created a terrific betting system that will be vital in making my College Football Pick in this contest.
Since the start of the 2005 season, any favorite of 3.5 to 10.0, coming off a road win by 10-points or more, versus an opponent coming off conference wins in each of their previous 2-games, has gone 42-10 ATS (80.8%).
Free College Football Pick: Wisconsin -6.0 over Nebraska at 5Dimes