Pick Wisconsin -10.5 Over Maryland in NCAAF Big Ten Play

Jeff Grant

Friday, October 24, 2014 1:18 PM GMT

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 1:18 PM GMT

Wisconsin is a top College Football pick against Maryland as they have truly dominated opponents when coming off a regular-season bye week under Gary Anderson.

Life in the Big Ten
Maryland has won and covered the number in two of its first three games as a member of the Big Ten Conference, including a 38-31 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes as four-point home favorites last Saturday, but losing the statistical battle for the fourth time in five affairs.

The Terrapins are allowing 448.6 yards per game this season, which is important to consider when making your College Football picks, as it’s a surprising number with nine returning starters from 2013.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the squad is 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS when coming off a win against a conference rival, with no clear edge in terms of the betting total (3-3 Over/Under).

 

Strap It On
Wisconsin is 3-0 SUATS when coming off a bye week during the regular season under second-year head coach Gary Anderson—covering those games by an average of 17.8 points.

The Badgers will try to dominate the line of scrimmage, which can’t be ignored when looking over SBR's live College Football odds , as their just the third team from a Power Five conference since 2000 to pile up 2,000-plus rushing yards in their first six games.

Since 2012, the program has compiled a 7-0 SU and 4-3 ATS mark as favorites of 10.5 to 21 points, with the OVER going 4-3 in that situation.

 

Can You Digg(s) It?
The Terrapins have scored 24 or more points in seven consecutive games, but they’ll have a hard time reaching that number at Camp Randall Stadium, as the Badgers have built a reputation on winning the time-of-possession battle on a weekly basis.

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs is one of the more dynamic players in the country, as he’s racked up 3,677 all-purpose yards since arriving in College Park, but his touches will be limited in this matchup.

 

Flash Gordon
The Badgers have a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate in running back Melvin Gordon, as the junior enters leading the nation in averaging 174.2 rushing yards per game—a number that’s higher than 70 of the 125 teams in FBS play.

Gordon should have a field day against Maryland’s leaky defense that surrenders 198.3 yards on the ground per contest, especially since he’s gained an absurd 8.03 yards per carry in his career.

 

Prediction
I’m releasing the Badgers as my top College Football pick of the weekend, as the Terrapins are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games following a win.

Free College Football Picks: Wisconsin Badgers -10.5 at Bet365

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