|2013 Rose Bowl Odds & Over/Under Total: Wisconsin vs. Stanford|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 01 January 2013 11:00|
Rose Bowl Odds
Stanford is 11-2 on the season and 8-5 against the spread while Wisconsin is 8-5 overall and 6-7 against the spread. Wisconsin has hit the over 8 times this season while Stanford has hit the under 8 times. These two last met in 2000 and Wisconsin has won the last two meetings with Stanford.
Trends show that Wisconsin is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games following a win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Stanford is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 non-conference games and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games on grass.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is the favorite in this game, as the Cardinal have odds of -6 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total has been set at 47 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Stanford favored by 6.5 points. The spread hit a peak of 7 points before falling back to Stanford -6.
Stanford is coming of a 27-24 win over UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship. The Cardinal actually won their final seven games of the season to get to 11-2 overall. Stanford is averaging 28.5 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing just 17.5 points per game. Stanford is being led this season by running back Stepfan Taylor, who has rushed for 1,442 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Wisconsin is coming off a 70-31 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Badgers went just 4-4 in Big Ten play, but was able to play for the conference title due to bans for Ohio State and Penn State. Still, after the win, head coach Brett Bielema bolted Wisconsin and took the Arkansas head coaching position. Now, AD and former coach, Barry Alvarez will coach the Badgers in today’s game. Wisconsin averaged 30.8 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing just 19.1 points per game. The team is being led by running back Montee Ball, who has rushed for 1,730 yards and 21 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Stanford punter Daniel Zychilinski is questionable with a shoulder injury. Wisconsin defensive back Peniel Jean is questionable with a knee injury while defense back Darius Hillary is questionable with a head injury.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Stanford. The Cardinal are getting 63% of the wagers with odds of -6 points against Wisconsin on Tuesday.