|2014 Capital One Bowl Odds & Point Spread: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:30|
Capital One Bowl Odds
South Carolina went 10-2 this season, 6-6 against the spread and hit the under 7 times. Wisconsin was 9-3 overall, 9-2-1 against the spread and hit the under 8 times.
Trends show that South Carolina is 1-6 against the spread in its last 7 games at a neutral site and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 bowl games. Wisconsin has covered the spread in its last 4 non-conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the slight favorite in the game, as the Badgers have odds of -1.5 points against South Carolina. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Wisconsin favored by 2 points. The spread climbed to 2.5 points before falling back to even. The spread then bumped back up to 1.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 51 points.
South Carolina ended the season with a 31-17 win over Clemson at home. The Gamecocks won five straight to end the season and go 6-2 in the SEC. South Carolina averaged 34.1 points and 453.6 yards per game on offense, while allowing just 20 points per contest. Connor Shaw has thrown for 2,135 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 511 yards and five scores to lead South Carolina. Mike Davis has added 1,134 rushing yards and 11 scores as well.
Wisconsin is coming off a 31-24 loss to Penn State at home to end the season and finish 6-2 in the Big Ten. The Badgers averaged 35.8 points and 486.8 yards per game on offense this season while the defense held opponents to just 14.8 points per game, which ranked fifth in the country. Melvin Gordon and James White have led Wisconsin, as they have combined for 2,803 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. Joel Stave has added 2,414 passing yards and 20 scores.
In terms of Injuries, South Carolina defensive end Gerald Turner (ankle) and linebacker James King (foot) are questionable. Wisconsin receiver Marquis Mason (knee) and defensive lineman Jake Keefer (knee) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing South Carolina, as the Gamecocks are getting 61% of the wagers with odds of +1.5 points against Wisconsin on Wednesday.