Oregon vs. Wisconsin - 1/1/20 College Football Rose Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oregon Ducks (11-2) at Wisconsin Badgers (10-3)
College Football: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Rose Bowl)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -3 -- Over/Under: 52
The Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers meet Wednesday in the college football Rose Bowl at the Rose Bow on New Years Dayl.
The Oregon Ducks have a chance to win at least 12 games for the fifth time in school history. The Oregon Ducks have won four of their last five non-home games. Justin Herbert is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 3,333 yards, 32 touchdowns and five interceptions. Herbert has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last 11 games. Johnny Johnson III and Jaylon Redd have combined for 1,283 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Jacob Breeland has 26 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 183.2 yards per contest, and CJ Verdell leads the way with 1,171 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 15.7 points and 329.6 yards per game. Troy Dye leads the Oregon Ducks with 75 tackles, Kayvon Thibodeaux has nine sacks and Jevon Holland has four interceptions.
The Wisconsin Badgers have a chance to win at least 11 games for the eighth time in school history. The Wisconsin Badgers have split their last six non-home games. Jack Coan is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 2,541 yards, 17 touchdowns and four interceptions. Coan has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Quintez Cephus and Jake Ferguson have combined for 1,205 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Kendric Pryor has 20 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 240.5 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 1,909 yards and 21 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 16.1 points and 293.5 yards per game. Chris Orr leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 72 tackles, Zack Baun has 12.5 sacks and Eric Burrell has three interceptions.
The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 bowl games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in January. The Ducks are 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog, 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 games overall.
The Wisconsin Badgers are usually one of those teams you don't want to bet against when they have extra time to prepare, as they're well coached and so balanced on both sides of the ball. The Oregon Ducks are coming off their best showing of the season in which they dominated a playoff contender in the Utah Utes, and people seem to forget that Oregon would have been in the playoffs themselves if it weren't for that hiccup against Arizona State. When Herbert is playing like the NFL first round pick, the Ducks are really impressive and capable of beating any team in the country. I'll take the free field goal.