Free Pick: Champs
The Wisconsin Badgers look to put their disappointing 2008 season behind them when they take on the Florida State Seminoles in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Our team of writers and handicappers break down the matchup and hand out a Champs Sports Bowl Free Pick, which takes place Saturday December 27 at 4:30PM ET.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Florida State –6 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set 52.5 total points.
Top Public Betting Trend: Florida State is 6-3 straight up in its last nine games while the total has gone over in four of the Seminoles’ last six games.
Key Stat: Florida State is averaging a whopping 32.7 points per game and is allowing just 20.8 PPG compared to the 25.3 PPG that Wisconsin is surrendering. The Seminoles are also limiting opponents to a staggering 164.9 passing yards per game.
Game Outlook: Wisconsin may have ended the regular season on a three game winning streak, but they beat Indiana, Minnesota and Cal Poly in that stretch. And of those teams, only Minnesota was a decent opponent, even though Cal Poly took the Badgers to the brink in a 36-35 final. Florida State, meanwhile, romped Maryland and Clemson over the second half of the year, and hung with a very good Georgia Tech team. Don’t let that 45-15 loss to Florida in the season finale deter you away from making a play on FSU, because the Gators did that kind of destruction to a lot of teams this year. The bottom line in this game is that the Seminole defense is going to befuddled Wisconsin’s offense, assuming of course they can load up against the run and stop P.J. Hill. If FSU can get up early, Wisconsin will have to throw to win, which will be incredibly difficult against a solid Seminole secondary. We recommend laying the six points on FSU and taking the over. For the rest of our College Football Free Pick, see below.
Our Free College Football Bowl Pick for the Champs Sports Bowl matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers and Florida State Seminoles game is
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES -6
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
Florida State 33
We also predict that this game will GO OVER THE TOTAL (52.5 Sports Interaction.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
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Posted: 12/27/08 10:00AM ET