Wisconsin Badgers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Prediction, 12/27/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (+2.5)
Chase Field is where the Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-5) will compete against the Wisconsin Badgers (6-6) on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Wisconsin opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5.
The Wisconsin Badgers step onto the field holding a record of 6-6 this year. The last time they took the field, the Badgers faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers and ended up losing by a score of 23-16. Chez Mellusi led the offense in rushing for the Badgers with 19 attempts for 75 yards (3.9 yds per carry). Graham Mertz went 16/27 with 170 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 104.7 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Against the rush, the Badgers gave up 97 yards on 37 attempts, which calculates to 2.6 yds per rush surrendered. Wisconsin conceded 19 pass completions on 29 tries for a total of 319 yds, and a completion rate of 65.5%. In the game, they ran 66 plays which totaled 334 yds. The Wisconsin Badgers ended up running the ball 33 different times and totaled 143 yards, which had them averaging 4.3 yds per attempt.
Concerning scoring, the Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 26.5 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 173.3 yards rushing which is 53rd in the country. The Badgers have tallied 4,354 total yards for the year. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Wisconsin has earned 20 touchdowns through the air and 19 touchdowns on the ground. Wisconsin has earned 214 first downs, and they have been flagged for 79 penalties for 731 yards. They have surrendered the ball 16 times.
The Badgers are ranked 27th in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 20.5 PPG. They are allowing an average of 3.0 yards per rush on the ground and 103.1 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the season, they have conceded 1,237 running yards through 12 contests. Concerning yards via the pass, the Badgers have allowed 2,428 yds which ranks them 29th in Division 1. They have given up 202.3 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 60.1%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 305.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 13th in the nation. They have surrendered 16 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Cowboys head into this matchup 7-5 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Cowboys took a defeat with a final score of 24-19 when they faced the West Virginia Mountaineers. Ollie Gordon carried the rock 17 times for 136 yds, ending the game with 8.0 yds per carry for Oklahoma State. Garret Rangel finished the game with 178 yards on 18/42 through the air while his QB rating was 78.5. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 4.2. Oklahoma State allowed 41 rush attempts for 250 yds (6.1 yds per rush). The Cowboys secondary allowed a completion rate of 43.5%, surrendering 77 yards on 10 out of 23 passing. The Cowboys ended up finishing with 358 yards and they ran 84 plays (4.3 yards per play). Oklahoma State ran for 4.3 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 180 yards on 42 attempts.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 415.4 yards per contest, which is good for 46th in college football. The Oklahoma State offense has racked up 401 penalty yds on 43 infractions, which is good for 130th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Cowboys currently have a total of 3,406 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 283.8 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 20th in college football. Concerning how much they score, the Cowboys are sitting 44th in college football scoring 31.8 PPG.
Oklahoma State has given up a total of 2,056 yards on the ground (171.3 yards/game) as well as 22 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have allowed 23 touchdowns through the air in addition to 269.5 yards per game, which has them in 113th in D-1. The Cowboys defense has been on the field for 919 plays, which ranks 123rd in D-1. The Cowboys are relinquishing 29.3 PPG, ranking them 93rd in college football. This season, they have relinquished 352 total points.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys +2.5
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