Braelon Allen will lead the Wisconsin Badgers (3-3) into their game against the Michigan State Spartans (2-4) at Spartan Stadium on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET.
The Spartans are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +7.5) versus the Badgers (with an over/under of 49 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Wisconsin vs. Michigan State
- Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: FOX
- Location: East Lansing, Michigan
- Stadium: Spartan Stadium
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Wisconsin Betting Insights
- Michigan State is 2-4-0 against the spread this season.
- Michigan State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 7.5 points or more this year (0-2).
- Michigan State hase hit the over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).
Wisconsin Stats & Insights
- Wisconsin sports the 68th-ranked offense this year (409.2 yards per game), and has been even more effective on defense, ranking 25th-best with just 320.5 yards allowed per game.
- Wisconsin is averaging 31.8 points per game offensively this year (59th in the FBS), and is surrendering 19.5 points per game (31st) on the other side of the ball.
- Wisconsin ranks 77th in pass offense (235.5 passing yards per game) and 40th in pass defense (203.5 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
- Wisconsin is compiling 173.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 51st in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 34th, surrendering 117.0 rushing yards per game.
- Wisconsin has been a tough matchup for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (25th-best with a 47.9% third-down conversion rate) and third-down defense (21st-best with a 29.7% third-down conversion rate allowed) this season.
- Wisconsin has forced 12 total turnovers (12th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (62nd in the FBS) for +4a turnover margin of +4, 26th-ranked in college football.
Wisconsin’s Best Players
- Graham Mertz has thrown for 1,296 yards (216.0 ypg) to lead Wisconsin, completing 64.3% of his passes and tossing 13 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Allen, has carried the ball 104 times for 634 yards (105.7 per game), scoring six times.
- Chez Mellusi has carried the ball 56 times for 223 yards (37.2 per game) and one touchdown.
- Chimere Dike has hauled in 25 catches for 442 yards (73.7 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
- Skyler Bell has hauled in 15 receptions totaling 256 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Clay Cundiff has a total of 142 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in nine throws and scoring two touchdowns.
- Nick Herbig has collected 5.0 sacks to lead the team, while also recording 6.0 TFL and 24 tackles.
- Maema Njongmeta is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 36 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one interception.
- John Torchio has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 24 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended to his name.
Michigan State Betting Insights
- Michigan State has covered the spread twice in six opportunities this season.
- Michigan State is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or greater this season.
- Two of Michigan State’s six games with a set total have hit the over (33.3%).
Michigan State Stats & Insights
- Michigan State ranks 104th in total yards per game (342.3), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with 445.5 total yards surrendered per contest.
- In terms of points scored Michigan State ranks 90th in the FBS (25.8 points per game), and it is 73rd defensively (27.0 points allowed per game).
- Michigan State has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 10th-worst with 292.0 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, generating 235.0 passing yards per contest (78th-ranked).
- Michigan State’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with 107.3 rushing yards per game. It has been better on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 153.5 rushing yards per contest (83rd-ranked).
- Michigan State’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, surrendering a 44.3% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 56th with a 44.3% third-down rate.
- Michigan State has compiled eight forced turnovers (59th in the FBS) and committed nine turnovers (85th in the FBS) this season for a -1 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.
Michigan State’s Best Players
- Payton Thorne has compiled 1,234 yards on 63.9% passing while collecting nine touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season.
- Jalen Berger is his team’s leading rusher with 64 carries for 308 yards, or 51.3 per game. He’s found paydirt four times on the ground, as well.
- Jarek Broussard has totaled 185 yards on 41 carries with two touchdowns.
- Keon Coleman’s 314 receiving yards (52.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 26 receptions on 46 targets with three touchdowns.
- Jayden Reed has caught 23 passes and compiled 256 receiving yards (42.7 per game) with two touchdowns.
- Tre Mosley’s 26 targets have resulted in 21 catches for 221 yards and three touchdowns.
- Jacoby Windmon paces the team with 5.5 sacks, and also has 2.0 TFL and 25 tackles.
- Kendell Brooks is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 55 tackles.
- Charles Brantley leads the team with one interception, while also recording 28 tackles and one pass defended.