The Wisconsin Badgers (7-5) face off against the LSU Tigers (9-3) on Monday, January 1st. This game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa and televised on ESPN2. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 12:00 ET.
Wisconsin Badgers vs LSU Tigers
The Wisconsin Badgers Are Coming Off A Win
Wisconsin’s most recent game ended in a 28-14 win over Minnesota. This week, the Badgers will once again look to get off to a strong start, as they took a seven-point leading into halftime vs. Minnesota. In the win against Minnesota, quarterback Tanner Mordecai achieved a QB rating of 93.94, completing 14 of 22 passes for 145 yards. Additionally, he contributed two touchdowns to the game.
With an over/under line of 46 going into the game, the teams fell short of that number with 42 points. Wisconsin covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites.
So far, the Wisconsin Badgers are 7-5, including going 3-2 on the road and 2-3 at home.
Wisconsin has gone into nine games as the favorite this season and one game as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-5-1. Over the course of 12 games, the average over/under line in Wisconsin’s matchups has been 47.3 points. These games have had an average combined score of 41.8 points, leading to an OU record of 3-7.
The LSU Tigers Are Coming Off A Win
LSU is coming off a 42-30 win over Texas A&M. The Tigers set the tone early in the game, leading by a score of 7-0 after the first quarter. In the win against Texas A&M, quarterback Jayden Daniels wrapped up the game with a QB rating of 138.02 after completing 16 of 24 passes for 235 yards. He also added four touchdowns to his performance.
Going into the game, LSU was favored by 11.5 and went on to cover the spread. The team’s combined 72 points surpassed the over/under line of 68.
So far, the LSU Tigers are 9-3, including going 2-3 on the road and 6-0 at home.
LSU’s average scoring differential for the season is +18.7 leading to an ATS mark of 7-4. The Tigers have been favored 10 times and the underdog in one games This season, LSU has posted an over/under record of 10-1 through 12 games. On average their games have combined for 74.2 points.
Wisconsin Offense Breakdown
The Badgers are currently ranked 58th in college football with 419 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 164.1 rushing yards per game, which is 62nd in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 35.6 attempts per game and gain an average of 207 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 80th spot with 22.8 points per game.
Quarterback Tanner Mordecai leads the team with 1688 passing yards while completing 64.6% of his passes. So far, he is averaging 6.2 yards per passing attempt.
LSU Offense Breakdown
The Tigers are currently ranked 68th in college football with 400 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 213.8 rushing yards per game, which is 10th in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 30.5 attempts per game and gain an average of 334.3 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 2nd spot with 46.4 points per game.
This season, Jayden Daniels has thrown for 3813 yards while maintaining an average of 16.2 per completion. His completion percentage stands at 72.2%, and he’s recorded 40 touchdowns.
Wisconsin Team Defense
This season, the Badgers’ defense has allowed 139.6 rushing yards per game, ranking 154th. Opponents average 193.1 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks have put together a passer rating of 81 against Wisconsin. They hold the 90th position in NCAA points allowed.
LSU Team Defense
The Tigers defense will take the field with 26 sacks and are 1st QB hurries. When it comes to points allowed, they’re at 27.8 points per game (112th). Against the pass, the team is 136th in the NCAA, allowing 245.8 passing yards per game. Additionally, LSU’s run defense has 165 rushing yards per contest.
Wisconsin vs LSU Trends
- Wisconsin’s ten most recent games vs. the spread has seen them go 5-5 against the spread.
- LSU is 1-2 ATS in their last home games.
- LSU is 5-4-1 in their last ten games as underdogs.
- Looking back on the last three times Wisconsin was favored, their ATS record was 2-1.
After a good defensive display against Texas A&M, Wisconsin is my top choice to cover the spread this week, especially with the line currently set at +10.
LSU comes into this week’s game with an average margin of -5.1 against their over/under lines. With an over/under of 56, our prediction is that this game will go over, resulting in a combined total of 57 points.
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