Rose Bowl Betting Preview: Oregon Ducks vs. Wisconsin Badgers – Jan. 1, 2020

by Tyler Vaysman | January 1, 2020 |

The Rose Bowl will take place on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, and will feature the Oregon Ducks taking on the Wisconsin Badgers. 

The Rose Bowl is being played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California with the kickoff scheduled to take place at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN.

BetDSI has set the point spread for this game at Wisconsin Badgers -2.5 and have set the total for the over/under plays at 51.5 points.

Rose Bowl History

The oldest and longest tenured bowl game in the College Football Bowl season is the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl.  This year’s Rose Bowl will be the 106th rendition of the bowl game and will feature the Oregon Ducks of the PAC-12 and the Wisconsin Badgers of the BIG Ten.  

The following are the previous Rose Bowl game history:

  • January 1, 1902 Stanford 0 Michigan 49
  • January 1, 1916 Washington State 14 Brown 0
  • January 1, 1917 Oregon 14 Penn 0
  • January 1, 1918 Mare Island – USMC 19 Camp Lewis – US Army 7
  • January 1, 1919 Mare Island – USMC 0 Great Lakes – US Navy 17
  • January 1, 1920 Oregon 6 Harvard 7
  • January 1, 1921 California 28 Ohio State 0
  • January 2, 1922 California 0 Washington & Jefferson 0
  • January 1, 1923 USC 14 Penn State 3
  • January 1, 1924 Washington 14 Navy 14
  • January 1, 1925 Stanford 10 Notre Dame 27
  • January 1, 1926 Washington 19 Alabama 20
  • January 1, 1927 Stanford 7 Alabama 7
  • January 2, 1928 Stanford 7 Pittsburgh 6
  • January 1, 1929 California 7 Georgia Tech 8
  • January 1, 1930 USC 47 Pittsburgh 14
  • January 1, 1931 Washington State 0 Alabama 24
  • January 1, 1932 USC 21 Tulane 12
  • January 2, 1933 USC 35 Pittsburgh 0
  • January 1, 1934 Stanford 0 Columbia 7
  • January 1, 1935 Stanford 13 Alabama 29
  • January 1, 1936 Stanford 7 SMU 0
  • January 1, 1937 #5 Washington 0 #3 Pittsburgh 21
  • January 1, 1938 #2 California 13 #4 Alabama 0
  • January 2, 1939 #7 USC 7 #3 Duke 3
  • January 1, 1940 #3 USC 14 #2 Tennessee 0
  • January 1, 1941 #2 Stanford 21 #7 Nebraska 13
  • January 1, 1942 #12 Oregon State 20 #2 Duke 16
  • January 1, 1943 #13 UCLA 0 #2 Georgia 9
  • January 1, 1944 USC 29 #12 Washington 0
  • January 1, 1945 #7 USC 25 #12 Tennessee 0
  • January 1, 1946 #11 USC 14 #2 Alabama 34
  • January 1, 1947 #4 UCLA 14 #5 Illinois 45
  • January 1, 1948 #8 USC 0 #2 Michigan 49
  • January 1, 1949 #4 California 14 #7 Northwestern 20
  • January 2, 1950 #3 California 14 #6 Ohio State 17
  • January 1, 1951 #5 California 6 #9 Michigan 14
  • January 1, 1952 #7 Stanford 7 #4 Illinois 40
  • January 1, 1953 #5 USC 7 #11 Wisconsin 0
  • January 1, 1954 #5 UCLA 20 #3 Michigan State 28
  • January 1, 1955 #17 USC 7 #1 Ohio State 20
  • January 2, 1956 #4 UCLA 14 #2 Michigan State 17
  • January 1, 1957 #10 Oregon State 19 #3 Iowa 35
  • January 1, 1958 Oregon 7 #2 Ohio State 10
  • January 1, 1959 #16 California 12 #2 Iowa 38
  • January 1, 1960 #8 Washington 44 #6 Wisconsin 8
  • January 2, 1961 #6 Washington 17 #1 Minnesota 7
  • January 1, 1962 #16 UCLA 3 #6 Minnesota 21
  • January 1, 1963 #1 USC 42 #2 Wisconsin 37
  • January 1, 1964 Washington 7 #3 Illinois 17
  • January 1, 1965 #8 Oregon State 7 #4 Michigan 34
  • January 1, 1966 #5 UCLA 14 #1 Michigan State 12
  • January 2, 1967 USC 13 #7 Purdue 14
  • January 1, 1968 #1 USC 14 #4 Indiana 3
  • January 1, 1969 #2 USC 16 #1 Ohio State 27
  • January 1, 1970 #5 USC 10 #7 Michigan 3
  • January 1, 1971 #12 Stanford 27 #2 Ohio State 17
  • January 1, 1972 #16 Stanford 13 #4 Michigan 12
  • January 1, 1973 #1 USC 42 #3 Ohio State 17
  • January 1, 1974 #7 USC 21 #4 Ohio State 42
  • January 1, 1975 #5 USC 18 #3 Ohio State 17
  • January 1, 1976 #11 UCLA 23 #1 Ohio State 10
  • January 1, 1977 #3 USC 14 #2 Michigan 6
  • January 2, 1978 #13 Washington 27 #4 Michigan 20
  • January 1, 1979 #3 USC 17 #5 Michigan 10
  • January 1, 1980 #3 USC 17 #1 Ohio State 16
  • January 1, 1981 #16 Washington 6 #5 Michigan 23
  • January 1, 1982 #12 Washington 28 #13 Iowa 0
  • January 1, 1983 #5 UCLA 24 #19 Michigan 14
  • January 2, 1984 UCLA 45 #4 Illinois 9
  • January 1, 1985 #18 USC 20 #6 Ohio State 17
  • January 1, 1986 #13 UCLA 45 #4 Iowa 28
  • January 1, 1987 #7 Arizona State 22 #4 Michigan 15
  • January 1, 1988 #16 USC 17 #8 Michigan State 20
  • January 2, 1989 #5 USC 14 #11 Michigan 22
  • January 1, 1990 #12 USC 17 #3 Michigan 10
  • January 1, 1991 #8 Washington 46 #17 Iowa 34
  • January 1, 1992 #2 Washington 34 #4 Michigan 14
  • January 1, 1993 #9 Washington 31 #7 Michigan 38
  • January 1, 1994 #14 UCLA 16 #9 Wisconsin 21
  • January 2, 1995 #12 Oregon 20 #2 Penn State 38
  • January 1, 1996 #17 USC 41 #3 Northwestern 32
  • January 1, 1997 #2 Arizona State 17 #4 Ohio State 20
  • January 1, 1998 #8 Washington State 16 #1 Michigan 21
  • January 1, 1999 #6 UCLA 31 #9 Wisconsin 38
  • January 1, 2000 #22 Stanford 9 #4 Wisconsin 17
  • January 1, 2001 #4 Washington 34 #14 Purdue 24
  • January 3, 2002 #4 Nebraska 14 #1 Miami (FL) 37
  • January 1, 2003 #7 Washington State 14 #8 Oklahoma 34
  • January 1, 2004 #1 USC 28 #4 Michigan 14
  • January 1, 2005 #6 Texas 38 #13 Michigan 37
  • January 4, 2006 #1 USC 38 #2 Texas 41
  • January 1, 2007 #8 USC 32 #3 Michigan 18
  • January 1, 2008 #6 USC 49 #13 Illinois 17
  • January 1, 2009 #5 USC 38 #6 Penn State 24
  • January 1, 2010 #7 Oregon 17 #8 Ohio State 26
  • January 1, 2011 #3 TCU 21 #4 Wisconsin 19
  • January 2, 2012 #6 Oregon 45 #9 Wisconsin 38
  • January 1, 2013 #8 Stanford 20 Wisconsin 14
  • January 1, 2014 #5 Stanford 20 #4 Michigan State 24
  • January 1, 2015 #3 Oregon 59 #2 Florida State 20
  • January 1, 2016 #5 Stanford 45 #6 Iowa 16
  • January 2, 2017 #9 USC 52 #5 Penn State 49
  • January 1, 2018 #2 Oklahoma 48 #3 Georgia 54
  • January 1, 2019 #9 Washington 23 #5 Ohio State 28

Previous Matchups

This will be the 6th time that Oregon and Wisconsin have played each other. The Badgers hold a slight edge in the series, winning 3 of 5 games in the series.  The last time these two played each other was in 2012, ironically in the Rose Bowl, where Oregon won 45-38.

Oregon Ducks Preview

The high-powered Ducks attack is led by senior quarterback Justin Herbert.  Herbert has had a tremendous season to this point.  

He has completed 66.7% of his passes for 3,333 yards and 32 touchdowns to go along with just five interceptions.  He has been sacked 22 times.  

Herbert’s yardage is good for 17th in the nation, his touchdown total is tied for 10th, and his interception total is tied for 13th. 

Sophomore CJ Verdell led the Ducks’ rushing attack with 180 carries for 1,171 yards and eight touchdowns.  He averages 6.5 yards per carry. In the Pac-12 championship game, Verdell was just short of amazing, gaining 208 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns.  

Sophomore Cyrus Habibi-Likio doesn’t have the yardage that Verdell has, but he has found the end zone 10 times this season and averages four yards per carry.

Junior wide receiver Johnny Johnson III led the Ducks’ receiving corps with 55 receptions for 818 yards and seven touchdowns. He averages 14.9 yards per catch.  Junior Jaylen Redd also found the end zone seven times this season.  

Tight end Jacob Breeland has caught 26 passes for 405 yards and six touchdowns.  He averages 15.6 yards per catch. Oregon’s offense averages 450.7 yards and 35.9 yards per game. 

Wisconsin Badgers Preview

Wisconsin has a run-first offense, but junior quarterback Jack Coan more than held his own in the passing game.  He completed 70% of his passes for 2,541 yards and 17 touchdowns.  

He was only intercepted four times on the season and sacked 19 times.  Coan averages 8.4 yards per attempt. Coan also added four touchdowns on the ground.

The Wisconsin running game was one where the Badgers gained over 3,000 yards this season.  Over half of the team’s yards were gained by junior running back Jonathan Taylor.  

Taylor was second in the nation with 1,909 yards and tied for third with his 21 touchdowns.  Taylor averages 6.4 yards per carry. Taylor has gone over the 200-yard mark on four different occasions this season, most notably a 250-yard effort in a 24-22 win over Iowa on November 9th.

Seven players contributed at least 200 yards receiving for the Badgers.  Junior wideout Quintez Cephus led the receivers with 52 receptions for 842 yards and six touchdowns.  He averages 16.2 yards per catch.  

Taylor added five touchdown receptions as he became one of the most complete backs in the nation.  Wisconsin averages 441.8 yards and 34.6 points per game.  

Handicapping Breakdown

Both of these schools came into the season with high hopes but fell just short of reaching their goals. This will be the last time we see Oregon QB Justin Herbert on the field in a Oregon uniform, as he is expected to enter and become one of the top QB's taken in the NFL Draft.

Wisconsin on the other hand, may not have much going their way but don't be mistaken, their defense is tough. They will rely heavily on that defense to stop Herbert and this potent Oregon Offense.

We are going to go with Oregon here as a Regular Play. We think they are going to be more motivated for the game, playing in the Rose Bowl and looking to make a statement.

Regular Play: Oregon Ducks +3

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