Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin vs Arizona State - 12/30/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

Arizona State Sun Devils (8-4) vs Wisconsin Badgers (8-4)

Game Info: Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Allegiant Stadium)

Betting Odds: Arizona State Sun Devils +6 -- Over/Under: 41 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wisconsin Badgers will play the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Las Vegas Bowl on Thursday night.

The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-4 this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Wisconsin finished 6-3 in conference play and finished their for second in the Big Ten West standings. Wisconsin has wins over Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Army, Purdue, Iowa, Rutgers, Northwestern, and Nebraska. Wisconsin has losses against Penn State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Wisconsin is averaging 25.8 points per game and is giving up 16.4 points per game against, while also averaging 162.1 passing yards per game and 215.4 rushing yards per game. Graham Mertz has completed 58.7% of his passes for 1,821 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for the Badgers. Braelon Allen has rushed for 1,109 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Danny Davis II has caught 32 passes for 478 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Arizona State Sun Devils are 8-4 this season and have won three of their last four games. Arizona State went 6-3 in the PAC-12 South and finished tied for second in the division. Arizona State has wins against Southern Utah, UNLV, Colorado, UCLA, Stanford, USC, Washington, and Arizona. The Sun Devils have losses against BYU, Utah, Washington State, and Oregon State. Arizona State is averaging 33.8 points per game and is giving up 20.9 points per game against, while also averaging 197.6 passing yards per game and 204.5 rushing yards per game. Jayden Daniels has completed 66.4% of his passes for 2,221 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions for the Sun Devils. Daniels has also rushed for 670 yards and 6 touchdowns. Arizona State’s top two running backs are not playing in this game, Rachaad White and DeaMonte Trayanum. Ricky Pearsall has caught 44 passes for 515 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 bowl games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games favored to win. The under is 5-1 in Wisconsin’s last 6 December games. Arizona State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 bowl games. The under is 8-0 un Arizona State’s last 8 non-conference games. 

Wisconsin was on a roll late in the season and only had to beat Minnesota to play in the BIG conference championship game. Unfortunately, they got tripped up and loss 23-13 at Minnesota. Regardless of that outcome, Wisconsin has a very good defense and should be able to run through Arizona State. I like Wisconsin here. 

David’s Pick Wisconsin -6

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