Two Top-25 teams take the field on Tuesday night in Orlando as 24th-ranked Wisconsin battles 14th-ranked Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl. The home crowd edge definitely figures to be with the Hurricanes as they try and win 10 games for the first time since 2003.
Miami is a 3.5 point favorite at SBG Global with a total of 58.5.
Wisconsin and Miami are both 9-3 but they got their by different routes. The Badgers run the ball with Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, John Clay while the Hurricanes throw the ball with the exciting Jacory Harris. This will be the fourth all-time meeting between Wisconsin and Miami with the Hurricanes winning two of the three. The teams have not met since 1989 when Miami won 51-3.
Miami will be looking to spread the field with Harris who threw for 3,164 yards and 23 touchdowns this season. He did make mistakes though, throwing 17 interceptions. Miami can also run the ball as they averaged 144.4 yards per game on the ground led by Graig Cooper. The Hurricanes on defense are strong as well, particularly against the run as they allowed only 118.3 yards per college football betting game this season.
The Miami defense will be tested by the Wisconsin running game that averaged 206.7 yards per game. John Clay had 1,396 yards and 16 TDs this year. Wisconsin doesn’t throw as much as Miami but quarterback Scott Tolzien was solid, throwing 16 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. Nick Toon had 52 catches for 779 yards. The Wisconsin defense did struggle against the pass this season and that could be a problem against Miami.
Here are the betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Badgers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games as an underdog. The Badgers are 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a college football betting winning record.
The Hurricanes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. The Hurricanes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 bowl games. The Hurricanes are 10-24-1 ATS in their last 35 games as a favorite.
The Over is 4-0 in the Badgers last 4 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Hurricanes last 5 bowl games. The Under is 36-15 in the Hurricanes last 51 non-conference games.