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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Point Spread Pick: November 24th 2017

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
College Football Spread Pick: Iowa -3.5 (November 24th 2017)

I’m recommending a play on the Iowa Hawkeyes minus the points over Nebraska. We’re 6-2 ATS playing against Nebraska with either free or premium plays this season, so this one should not come as a shock.  We went against the Huskers last week and watched Penn State shut it down after building a 42-10 halftime lead. If James Franklin allowed his squad to keep their foot on the gas, we have a feeling Nebraska would have suffered one of their worst defeats since Bob Devaney took over the program in the early 1960s.  We don’t think this will be a problem here.  Iowa’s offense is not one to put 50 on the board on a regular basis, but we do expect them to hold a comfortable edge throughout the game and the short number is more than fair in our opinion.

Nebraska can’t run and they can’t stop the run and QB Tanner Lee could provide Iowa with short field opportunities with his propensity for bad, interception-worthy throws. Nebraska’s slide is now 1-5 SU after last week’s loss and they allowed over 40 ppg and 500 yards per game during the skid.  Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium, once a fortress is now just another stop on the Big-10 road for conference opponents.  The Huskers enter on a 1-8-2 ATS slide at home.  Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes have covered four of the last five in the series, including a 40-10 win last year in Iowa City and a 28-20 win in Lincoln two years ago.  The Mike Riley-era likely comes to an end with the Huskers’ fourth straight loss.  I’m recommending a play on Iowa minus the points on Friday.  Thanks & GL!  Scott Spreitzer.

Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers NCAA Football Betting Pick: November 18th 2017

Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers
NCAA Football Pick: WIS -7 (November 18th 2017)

The set-up: Georgia and Notre Dame were the biggest losers from last weekend but along with Miami, Wisconsin was the biggest winner. The Badgers not only beat then-No. 20 Iowa 38-14, a week after the Hawkeyes had scored 55 points while destroying Ohio State but the FBS’s top-defensive team held Iowa without an offensive TD and to just 66 yards of total offense.

The results of the past weekend has Wisconsin at No. 5 in the latest CFP rankings and with a good chance of reaching the “Final 4” if the the Badgers were to win out. Michigan, winners of three straight, are back in the CFP rankings at No. 24. The Wolverines visit Camp Randall in Madison at 8-2 overall, including 5-2 in the Big Ten East.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh’s team has had a QB problem for most of the season but offensively, has begun to rely on junior RB Karan Higdon and sophomore RB Chris Evans to pound the ball. Higdon has 854 yards (6.6 YPC) and 10 TDs but sprained his ankle in the second quarter and didn’t finish the Wolverines’ win over Maryland. Evans, who has 569 RY on 5.5 YPC and 6 TDs, told the Detroit Free Press that Higdon practiced on Tuesday. Michigan had the nation’s top defense last season but lost 10 of 11 starters. However, the Wolverines enter this game allowing just 254.8 YPG (3rd-best), while allowing 16.4 PPG (9th).

Wisconsin: The Badgers top all FBS teams in total defense at 247.6 YPG, as well as in allowing just 81.5 YPG on the ground. The team’s 13.4 PPG allowed ranks 3rd-best. Wisconsin’s ground game (245.4 YPG, which ranks 17th), is the key to the team averaging 36.3 PPG (24th). RB Taylor is terrific, coming in with 1,525 yards (7.0 YPC) with 12 TDs. However, QB Alex Hornibrook is considered a “weak spot.” He’s completing 64.1% but Wisconsin ranks 96th in passing YPG (188.1 per), while Hornibrook has 17 TDs but also 12 INTs. He threw three INTs against Iowa, two of which were returned for TDs.

The pick: I sure don’t trust Hornibrook but his Michigan counterpart is no better. Michigan runs the ball well and plays excellent defense but Wisconsin does both of those things, better! Wisconsin has won at least 10 games for the fourth straight season, which is a program record. The Badgers have a very real chance at making the CFP’s Final 4 but winning out is a must! That starts here vs. Michigan and just like I did last Saturday, will take the Badgers here at home. Lay it!