Oregon (11-2) and No. 11 Wisconsin (10-3) meet at the Rose Bowl on January 1. Play time is set for 5pm. ET at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
The Ducks won the Pac-12 Championship after a 37-15 win over Utah. Quarterback Justin Herbert can improve the NFL Draft stock with great performance here and coach Mario Cristobal can continue pushing the ducks back to the college football soccer chair by 2020. This is a growing program.
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Wisconsin remains the stability model in the Big Ten West and won the Rose Bowl after a 34-21 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship. The star running back Jonathan Taylor needs 91 wrecks to complete his second season of 2,000 yards.
“Their Big Father Everything” should be a showcase for both schools. See everything to bet on Oregon vs. Wisconsin, including our updated odds, trends and prediction for the Rose Bowl game.
Oregon vs Wisconsin odds for Rose Bowl 2020
- Hearsay: Wisconsin -3
- Total points: 51
- Monoyline: Wisconsin -145, Oregon +110
Wisconsin is a three-point favorite according to Sports Insider. The line opened at -3 in favor of the Badgers.
Oregon vs Wisconsin of all time
The Ducks and Badgers have met five times since 1977, and Oregon won its last meeting between the teams at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2012. This was a shootout with Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and Montee Ball and LaMichael James and DeAnthony Thomas . The Ducks won 45-38.
Three trends we need to know
– The Badgers are 3-1 against Paul Chryst in bowl games, but are 4-4 against neutral play.
– Wisconsin was 4-1 against the spread this season and 5-0 straight up when favored by 10 points or less.
– The Ducks are 3-4 against spread as an underdog under Cristobal, and that includes a 1-1 record against the spread this season.
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Three things to look out for
The yard of Jonathan Taylor
We mentioned Taylor’s rush for 2,000 yards and will shoot his shot at an Oregon defense that allowed just 3.2 yards per carry this season. The magic number for Taylor is 150 rushing yards: The Badgers are 16-1 when they hit that number, with the only loss coming to Penn State in 2018.
Landing of Justin Herbert
Herbert impressed against Utah in the Pac-12 championship game and will try to do the same with a pass from Wisconsin that allowed just 191.2 passing yards per game this season. The Cubs had a 7-1 record this season when Herbert threw for multiple landing. Herbert had four different receivers with more than 400 yards, led by Johnny Johnson III (55 catches, 818 yards, seven avans).
Both teams have excellent marines that can destroy a game plan. How will Wisconsin deal with Kayvon Thibodeaux, a freshman who had 6.5 tackles in nine of Oregon’s last five games. SN’s second-team All-American Zack Baun led Wisconsin with 12.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. Watch the heads-to match matchups with Penei Sewell of Oregon, a former SN All-American who won the Outland Trophy.
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Stat that matters
Wisconsin’s attack is very different from Oregon’s, but it comes with a similar performance. The Ducks finished at 160.4, and the Badgers finished at 155.3. Jack Coan had 17 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, averaging 8.4 yards per attempt. He’ll take deeper shots than expected against the Ducks, and look for Quintez Cephus (52 catches, 842 yards, six touchdowns) to join.
Oregon vs. United States Wisconsin forecast
The Pac-12 had a 4-3 advantage over the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl since 2010 and this game should play at the same exhilarating pace as the last time they met. Herbert will hit some big passing games in the first half to take on Oregon, but Wisconsin’s offensive line will continue to lose Pope. Taylor goes through two long tries in the second half and the Badgers hold the fourth quarter for a Rose Bowl victory.
Wisconsin 38, Oregon 34