Western Michigan Broncos vs. Wisconsin Badgers, Cotton Bowl Odds, College Football Betting, Picks and Prediction

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WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS WISCONSIN BADGERS
13-0 January 2, 1:00 PM | Turf of AT&T Stadium 10-3

When: 1:00 PM ET, Monday, January 2, 2017
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TV: 1 p.m. ET, ESPN. OPENING BETTING LINE: Wisconsin -7.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – Monday, January 2nd – COTTON BOWL – ATT Stadium – Arlington, TX

Team Spread Money Line Total
Western Michigan Broncos +8.5 -110 +280 52.5 -110
Wisconsin Badgers -8.5 -110 -340 52.5 -110

The Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at AT&T Stadium.

ABOUT WESTERN MICHIGAN (13-0, 8-0 Mid-American Conference): The Broncos have an impressive set of “triplets” at the offensive skill positions, led by quarterback Zach Terrell (3,376 yards, 70.8 completion percentage, 32 touchdowns), who threw two of his three interceptions in the 29-23 victory over Ohio in the MAC title game. From that point on, Fleck said he believed his team belonged on this stage, telling reporters: “We are 13-0. We’re the best Group of Five team in the country. We didn’t lose a game. Whoever they put on our schedule, we beat. There’s two undefeated teams in the country – us and Alabama. There is no argument (that we belong in the Cotton Bowl).” Fleck and company now must prove they can hang with the big boys as they rely on Terrell, Jarvion Franklin (1,300 rushing yards, 12 TDs) and All-American wideout Corey Davis (91 catches, 1,427 yards, 18 scores).

ABOUT WISCONSIN (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten): The Badgers’ defense could have their hands full with a Broncos’ offense that averages 43.5 points – eighth-best in the country – particularly if their performance against Penn State is any indication. Wisconsin gave up 384 passing yards and four touchdowns through the air against the Nittany Lions as their six-game winning streak came to an end in disappointing fashion. Coach Paul Chryst acknowledged that finals provided a welcome distraction for his players as they try to forget about the Big Ten title game and added that “historically, (the Cotton Bowl) has been a big bowl, and anytime you get a chance to play in a bowl game that’s assigned by the committee, and then when you find out you’re facing one of two undefeated teams, it was exciting to me and I know to our kids, too. … I think they’re excited to play.”

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Badgers listed as 8.5-point favorites versus the Broncos, while the game’s total is sitting at 59 according to Mybookie.agblacklogo-132x42.

1. Wisconsin will never know if it was one win away from earning a spot in the College Football Playoff, but there is no time for the Badgers to dwell on their missed opportunity. After losing the Big Ten title game and finishing eighth in the CFP standings, the Badgers head to Dallas for a Jan. 2 matchup against undefeated Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl. The Broncos are enjoying the best season in school history after going 17-21 during P.J. Fleck’s first three seasons as Western Michigan coach, and attempt to complete their Cinderella run by knocking off a third Big Ten opponent this season (Northwestern, Illinois).

2. The Badgers rank fourth in the country in points allowed (15.5), while the Broncos are 16th nationally (19.5). Wisconsin’s defense features standout linebacker T.J. Watt (10.5 sacks), whose brother J.J. is the former Wisconsin standout and current defensive terror for the Houston Texans. Western Michigan led the Mid-American Conference in scoring defense and ranked second in the country in turnover margin (plus-19) with Keion Adams (7.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss) leading the way.

3. The biggest challenge for the Western Michigan defense will be containing Corey Clement, the senior running back for Wisconsin who has rushed for at least 100 yards in seven of the last eight games. Clement recorded 1,304 rushing yards and 14 scores on the season, helping to take the pressure off the Badgers’ inconsistent quarterbacks. Alex Hornibrook (58.1 percent completions, eight TDs, seven interceptions) missed the Big Ten title game loss to Penn State with a head injury but will be ready to play versus the Broncos, and will look to get the ball to Jazz Peavy (team highs of 43 catches, 635 yards, five TDs).

Last time out for Wisconsin, they were a 38-31 loser as they battled Nittany Lions on the road. Wisconsin failed to cover in the match as a -2.5-point favorite, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Western Michigan was a 29-23 winner in its last match on the road against Bobcats. They failed to cover the -16.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 52 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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Western Michigan:
Team record: 13-0 SU,9-4 ATS
Current Streak: won 13 straight games.
Western Michigan is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan’s last 6 games

Wisconsin:
Team record: 10-3 SU,9-3-1 ATS
Wisconsin is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Wisconsin is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 5 games

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Western Michigan Broncos will cover the spread at -8.5 and the game will stay under 52.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Western Michigan 30, Wisconsin 20 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
W.MICH TEAM WISCSN
43.5 PTS FOR 28.7
19.5 PTS AGNST 15.5
24.1 DIFF. 13.2
259.7 PASS YDS 179.2
237.0 RUSH YDS 204.5
201.8 PASS D 206.1
151.2 RUSH D 96.9
-1.5 TO DIFF -0.9
INJURIES
WESTERN MICHIGAN
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
WISCONSIN
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
WESTERN MICHIGAN
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan’s last 6 games
WISCONSIN
Wisconsin is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Wisconsin is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 5 games
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Western Michigan’s Overall Scoring vs Wisconsin’s Overall Defense 43.5 8 15.5 4
Wisconsin’s Overall Scoring vs Western Michigan’s Overall Defense 28.7 66 19.5 16
POWER STATS
YARDS PER POINT
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
W.MICH 11.4 18.1 -6.7
WISCSN 13.4 19.5 -6.1
YARDS PER PASS
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
W.MICH 9.6 6.9 2.8
WISCSN 7.5 6.6 1.0
YARDS PER RUSH
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
W.MICH 5.1 4.7 0.4
WISCSN 4.3 3.2 1.1

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