Orange Bowl Betting Preview Wisconsin vs. Miami

Wisconsin vs Miami Betting Preview & Prediction

When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 30, 2017
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
TV: ESPN
Betting Line: Wisconsin -6.5
Total: 45

Wisconsin vs Miami Betting Preview

Both teams ended the year on a down note. No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 11 Miami (Fla.) Both lost their conference championship games and with that a chance to make the playoffs. Both teams feature defense. However, it was the defense that collapsed when they needed it most. Miami gave up 38 points to Clemson and the Badgers gave up 449 total yards to Ohio State in the conference championship game.

The Miami (10-2, 7-1 ACC) quarterback Malik Rosier accounted for 30 total touchdowns in 2017, tying Vinny Testaverde’s single-season school record (1986) but he looked like he was in over his head in back-to-back losses to Pittsburgh and Clemson. The offense ended up averaging only 223 yards in those two losses and just 74.5 on the ground. Still, the Hurricanes feed off their defense and they will need to rely on the run and avoid the turnovers if they are going to win. The Wisconsin Badgers (12-1, 9-0 Big Ten) running back Jonathan Taylor had 1,847 rushing yards and he needs just 79 more to break Adrian Peterson’s single-season FBS freshman record set in 2004. However, he was held to just 41 yards by Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game, The defense ranked third in the nation with just 13.2 points allowed per game and Wisconsin scored six defensive touchdowns.

Wisconsin vs Miami Betting Trends

Wisconsin

Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
Badgers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Badgers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Badgers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Badgers are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
Badgers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.

Miami

Hurricanes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Hurricanes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
Hurricanes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
Hurricanes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points.
Hurricanes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Hurricanes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.
Hurricanes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Hurricanes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Hurricanes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten.
Hurricanes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 bowl games.
Hurricanes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Bowl games.

Wisconsin vs Miami Betting Prediction

Two of the top defenses in the country will play in the Orange Bowl. For Miami, it is a home game and for Wisconsin it is a chance for everyone in Wisconsin to head south for New Years. What to watch for is both offenses have time to look at game films of how to beat these defenses.For Wisconsin it means getting physical and nullify the Miami speed by rushing right at them. For Miami they will need to use their speed to beat the Wisconsin secondary. I have both getting the job done and my bet is on the over.

Betting Pick: Over 45

Score Prediction:

Wisconsin 30 – Miami 27