Oregon Ducks vs Wisconsin Badgers Picks, Odds, Rose Bowl Prediction 1/1/2020
Game: Oregon Ducks vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -1.5
Jack Coan and the Wisconsin Badgers host the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Wisconsin opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The Ducks are 7-6-0 ATS and 6-7-0 when betting on the total. The Badgers are 6-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 8-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Oregon Ducks played the Utah Utes and earned the victory by a score of 37-15. CJ Verdell paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 70 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for the contest. He scurried for 208 yards via 18 carries which gave him an average of 11.6 yards per run. Johnny Johnson III was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 87 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 14.5 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ducks was Justin Herbert who went 14/26 with 193 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Ducks ran the ball a total of 41 times and generated 239 yards giving them an average of 5.8 yards per rush. On the day, the Ducks racked up 19 1st downs and they totaled 12 penalties for 95 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In all, they totaled 67 plays which added up to 432 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Oregon gave up 17 completions on 29 tries totaling 193 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.6%. Overall, they allowed 309 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Ducks gave up 116 yards on 35 tries which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed.
The Ducks step onto the field holding a record of 11-2 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 35.9 points per contest, putting them 15th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 185.8 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the conference. For total yards, they rank 2nd in the Pac-12 and 12th in the country with 5,893 yards. The Ducks have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 15.7 points per contest putting them 2nd in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Ducks have conceded 3,478 yards. Teams are completing 58.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.2 yards per try. In regard to yards on the ground, Oregon is allowing 108.3 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the Pac-12 and 13th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the Pac-12 Conference and 14th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,408 rushing yards through 13 contests.
In their last game, the Wisconsin Badgers went up against the Ohio State Buckeyes and were beaten 34-21. Leading the way at QB for the Badgers was Jack Coan who went 17/33 with 232 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jonathan Taylor paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 45 yards and he notched 1 TD during the game. He scurried for 148 yards by way of 20 carries which had him averaging 7.4 yards per run. Quintez Cephus led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 122 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 17.4 yards per catch for the game. The Badgers ran the ball a total of 37 times and totaled 200 yards which gave them an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they totaled 71 plays which gave them a total of 432 yards. For the contest, the Badgers earned a total of 23 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 41 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Wisconsin conceded 20 catches on 32 attempts for a total of 320 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 492 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Badgers conceded 172 yards on 46 carries which is an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Badgers head into this game 10-3. Wisconsin is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 241.2 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 15th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 3,136 yards rushing through 13 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Badgers average 442.3 yards per contest overall putting them 37th in the country and 3rd in the Big Ten. The Badgers are giving up 16.1 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the conference and 10th in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in the nation. They are conceding 191.2 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Badgers currently sit at 5th in the conference. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 209 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 104 yards per contest which puts them at 8th in the nation and 3rd in the Big Ten. For 2019, they have given up 1,352 yards on the ground and 7.8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ducks +1.5
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