2020 Rose Bowl Betting Analysis: Wisconsin vs. Oregon
The best gambling sites favor the Wisconsin Badgers by a field goal over the Oregon Ducks, as the spread goes for the 2020 Rose Bowl on January 1, with kickoff scheduled for 5:00 p.m. EST, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Wisconsin vs. Oregon 2020 Rose Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Wisconsin||-3 (-105)||51½ (-110)||-150|
|Oregon||+3 (-115)||51½ (-110)||+130|
Betting Wisconsin Badgers
The Badgers finished the regular season with an overall 10-3 record (7-2 in conference play). Including a loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game. Wisconsin also went 8-5 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. The Badgers received an invitation to the Rose Bowl on December 8, 2019. They are 3-6 in previous Rose Bowl appearances. Wisconsin most recently played in the 2013 edition against the Stanford Cardinal.
Per the best gambling sites, Wisconsin is 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games. 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games on grass. And 4-1 ATS in their last five bowl games.
Running back Jonathan Taylor is just the latest in a long line of outstanding Wisconsin rushers. Taylor is just 91 yards shy of reaching 2,000. That would make him only the second player in college football history to rush for 2,000-plus in consecutive seasons. Starting quarterback Jack Coan has done his homework and thrown just four interceptions all season. Oregon will need a relentless pass rush to contain Wisconsin’s complementary passing game. Coan was sacked a total of nine times in losses.
Betting Oregon Ducks
The Ducks secured a place in the Rose Bowl with a win over the Utah Utes in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Oregon enters the game with an 11-2 record (8-1 in conference play). Additionally, the Ducks finished 7-6 ATS, as recorded by the best gambling sites. This will be Oregon’s eighth appearance in the Rose Bowl. They have a record of 3-4 in previous appearances. They last played in the 2015 edition versus the Florida State Seminoles.
The Ducks are 4-1 ATS playing a team with a winning record. 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games on grass. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after a straight up win.
Starting quarterback Justin Herbert led Oregon back to the top of the Pac-12. Herbert posted a 66.7 completion percentage, and threw 32 touchdown passes against just five interceptions. Oregon’s offense is versatile, relying on an array of ball carriers. CJ Verdell is coming off an outstanding performance in the Pac-12 Championship Game. He gained more than 200 rushing yards and scored three TDs. Oregon can also resort to Travis Dye and Cyrus Habibi-Likio on goal-line and short-yardage situations.
The Ducks are not averse to use Herbert himself as a ball carrier. In fact, it was that very strategy that helped to keep the Utes off-balance. Opening holes for all of them is an O-line with five seasoned players. That line will be key to determining the Rose Bowl. Oregon blockers must contain an excellent Wisconsin defense, which features the likes of Zack Baun and Chris Orr. These two have combined for 24 sacks. Meanwhile, Jack Sanborn added another 5.5. And intercepted two passes.
Wisconsin vs. Oregon 2020 Rose Bowl Pick
Both schools defend as well as almost any other team. However, both have enough offensive playmakers to put points on the board. Verdell’s breakout performance against Utah is a perfect illustration of that point. Or Wisconsin’s games scoring at least 37 points to wrap up the regular season. Taylor is one of the best running backs in college football history. He has a great chance to make his mark on the Rose Bowl. How Oregon deals with him could determine the final outcome. The Ducks need to come out blazing with big plays early and make them pay off. Just like they did in the Pac-12 Championship Game win over Utah.