Rose Bowl Odds

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PASADENA, CA (The Spread) – The annual classic, the Rose Bowl, features an intriguing matchup on Wednesday as No. 5 Stanford faces No. 4 Michigan State at 5PM ET on ESPN.

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Michigan State is 12-1 overall, 8-4-1 against the spread. Stanford was 11-2 this season and 7-6 against the spread. These two have each hit the under 8 times in their 13 games.

Trends show that Stanford has covered in four straight bowl games and in 11 of its last 15 non-conference games. Michigan State is 0-4 against the spread in its last 4 games against Pac-12 opponents.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Stanford is favored in this game, as the Cardinal have odds of -6.5 points against Michigan State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game has Stanford favored by 3. The spread has slowly climbed to 6.5 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 42.5 points.

Stanford is coming off a 38-14 win at Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship. The Cardinal won their last three games and went 7-2 in conference play. Stanford averaged 33.2 points and 413.1 yards per game this season on offense, while the defense held opponents to just 18.6 points per game. Leading Stanford this season was running back Tyler Gaffney, who rushed for 1,618 yards and 20 touchdowns. Kevin Hogan threw for 2,487 yards and 20 touchdowns as well.

Michigan State ended the season with a 34-24 win over unbeaten Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Spartans won their final nine games of the year and went 8-0 in the Big Ten. MSU averaged 29.8 points and 384.7 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense was one of the best in the country, allowing just 12.7 points per game. The defense will be without its captain, as senior linebacker Max Bullough was suspended for the game just a week ago. MSU was led by Jeremy Langford, who rushed for 1,338 yards and 17 touchdowns this year, while Connor Cook threw for 2,423 yards and 20 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke (foot) is questionable for the game. Stanford defensive tackle Ikenna Nwafor (undisclosed) is out for the game.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Stanford, as the Cardinal are getting 56% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points against Michigan State on Wednesday.

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