Wisconsin Vs Miami Orange Bowl Line & Free PickJosh Bailey
The sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and 10th-ranked Miami Hurricanes will both be looking to end their seasons on a positive note when they square off in the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl on Saturday, December 30, 2017. This intriguing affair will go down live from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami at 8:00 PM ET while airing live on ESPN.
Wisconsin Vs Miami Orange Bowl Line & Free Pick
Wisconsin Badgers (12-1) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (10-2)
College Football: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Hard Rock Stadium
NCAAF: Wisconsin -6.5
Bet On Wisconsin To Win The Orange Bowl Becuase
Wisconsin narrowly missed out on earning a berth in the four-team CFP by losing to Ohio State 27-21 in the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 2. The Badgers average a healthy 33.8 points per game (30th) and were one of the best defensive teams in the nation in allowing just 13.2 points per game defensively (third). Quarterback Alex Hornibrook completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,386 yards with 21 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while freshman running back Jonathan Taylor has a phenomenal season by rushing for 1,847 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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Miami lost two straight to close out their season, including their 38-3 smackdown loss against Clemson in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 2.The Hurricanes average 29.5 points per game this season (57th) and limit the opposition to just 19.9 points per game defensively (21st). Quarterback Malik Rosier completed just 54.8 percent of his passes for 2,917 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions while running back Travis Homer rushed for a team-high 902 yards and seven touchdowns.
Orange Bowl Free Pick
Miami really struggled down the stretch and I believe that quarterback Malik Rosier is in for a long afternoon against Wisconsin’s powerful defense, which is why I’m going to encourage you to back the Badgers to win and cash in as a near touchdown favorite.
The Hurricanes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 bowl games and an uninspiring 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Conversely, the Badgers are an unblemished 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on grass and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. While this is essentially a home game for the Hurricanes, I like Wisconsin to finish on a high note!