Wisconsin Vs Oklahoma State Betting Prediction & Analysis - Guaranteed Rate Bowl Odds

Wisconsin Vs Oklahoma State Betting Prediction & Analysis – Guaranteed Rate Bowl Odds

Now that Christmas Day is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming bowl games on the schedule. Yes, the playoffs are what’s on everyone’s mind at the moment, but there are some really good games on the schedule this week before we get to the semi-finals. Let’s start by taking a look at the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, which is set to go on Tuesday, December 27. We have the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys going head-to-head in this one, and it is the Badgers who are in as a 3 ½ point favorite in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. The question here is whether they are worth playing as the NCAA Football Bowl Betting favorite, so let’s take a moment to break it all down.

Guaranteed Rate Bowl Betting Predictions: Wisconsin is Favorite, Can they Win?

The Pros for the Wisconsin Badgers

It was something of a problematic season for the Badgers, who parted company with head coach Paul Chryst midway through the year. They will have Luke Fickell leading from the sidelines next season, and there is a chance that he will play some role ahead of this one, although just how much of a part remains to be seen. While the Badgers offense was essentially middle of the pack, their defense ranked in the top 30 this season in PPG allowed at around 20 points per game. They are probably going to need that D to be at it’s best against a Cowboys team that has some firepower.

In terms of betting, this is still a team that is 13-7 SU over their last 20 games, but they have not been particularly great against the spread, going just 5-10 ATS in their last 15. That said, they are going against an Oklahoma State team that tanked hard coming down the stretch, losing 4 of their last 5 games.

The Cons for the Wisconsin Badgers

The Wisconsin Badgers pretty much stumbled to the finish line this season, losing 2 of their final 3 games. There are bigger issues, though, which includes their starting QB heading to the transfer portal and thus being unavailable for this game. They also probably don’t have a clear vision of what to expect moving forward, with Fickell being announced as the new head coach at the tail end of November. With that in mind, you do have to wonder where the offense is going to come from in this game, which is enough to make me more than a little nervous about playing them to win.

There are some similar issues for Oklahoma State, which all points to the UNDER being the way to play this game, but can the Badgers get the win as the favorite? Let’s make that prediction now.

Will the Wisconsin Badgers Win?

 With the transfers and the whole coaching situation, some of the shine has come off this matchup. In my mind, the majority of the issues are with the Wisconsin Badgers, which makes it tough to put any money on them to win. Playing this game, I would be all about the UNDER, but if I had to place a SU bet, my money would be on the Oklahoma State Cowboys.


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