New Era Pinstripe Bowl Miami Hurricanes vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Miami and Wisconsin Limp into Betting on College Football Bowl Matchup

At the beginning of the season Wisconsin and Miami were touted as two of the top contenders for the college football playoff.  The Badgers opened the season ranked fourth in the country while the Hurricanes were eighth.  Yet for each team that would turn out to be the height of their seasons.  Wisconsin was touted as one of the most powerful offenses in college football.  Yet they regressed with sloppy play and bad quarterbacking.  Miami’s quarterbacking was a Betting on college football disaster.  As a result, head coach and alum Mark Richt has gone from hero to zero.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Miami Hurricanes vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Date and Time: Thursday, December 27, 2018, 5:15 p.m. ET

Location:  Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Miami Florida-3½ (-110)48 (-110)
Wisconsin+3½ (-110)48 (-110)
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Pinstripe Bowl TV Coverage:  ESPN

Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin has a betting on college football record of 7-5 straight up, 3-9 vs. the odds, and 6-6 on totals.  In the same way it would be hard to find a bigger overlay than the Badgers this season.  Take the case of Wisconsin’s 37-15 season finale home loss to Minnesota. Nothing would be more emblematic of their terrible campaign.  It was the first time UW lost Paul Bunyan’s axe since 2003.  Overall the Badgers ranked 63rd in the nation for scoring offense and 42nd for total defense.  Quarterback Alex Hornibrook’s 13/11 touchdown to interception ratio reflects UW’s lost year.

Miami Hurricanes

Miami has an sports betting record of 7-5 straight up, 5-7 against the line, and 5-6-1 under the total.  Despite the fact it was an ugly campaign The U did finish strong.  To show Miami won at Virginia Tech (38-14) and at home vs, Pitt (24-3).  Still, this was not the year that fans expected.  Starting with their opening night 17-33 loss to LSU the Canes failed to meet expectations.  Miami ranks 51st in the nation for scoring offense and 109th for passing yards.  Contrarily the U ranks second in the country for total defense.

Stats to Consider

Miami has been a subpar wagering value as an away favorite recently.  As an example, the Hurricanes have covered in just two of their last six laying points away from home.  Nine of the U’s last 10 as away chalks have stayed under the number.  Balanced against that is Wisconsin’s strong wagering results as an away dog.  Bucky Badger has paid in nine of their last 12 getting points on the road.  Five of their last seven in that role have tone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Wisconsin and Miami have met twice in previous bowl games.  The Badgers won and covered both times.  Last year at the Orange Bowl in Miami UW paid out in a 34-24 win over the Hurricanes.  Concurrently the game went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

Account of their lackluster seasons and poor quarterbacking does this game look even.  While Miami’s defense looks like a Betting on college football advantage the Badgers offensive line could offset that.  Of great concern to The U is Wisconsin back Jonathan Taylor and his 1989 yards rushing.

Miami vs. Wisconsin Betting on College Football Picks

In sum nobody should be favored in this game.  Take the points with Wisconsin.

Miami vs. Wisconsin Betting on College Football Pick: Wisconsin Badgers

Miami vs. Wisconsin Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Wisconsin 24, Miami 20

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