Wisconsin Badgers versus Stanford Cardinal Rose Bowl College Football Betting Preview

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The Granddaddy of them all is the Rose Bowl and the 2013 version on New Year’s Day January 1st will feature the Wisconsin Badgers and the Stanford Cardinal. Wisconsin and Stanford will begin the Rose Bowl from Pasadena California at 5PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will carry the broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker has the Stanford Cardinal favored by -5 ½ points with the total lined at 47 points. A money line wager on Stanford will return -210 odds. Bettors who believe that the Wisconsin Badgers can earn the straight up win in the Rose Bowl can get back +175 odds for their money line bet.

The Badgers were involved in many close losses this season skewing their 8-5 seasonal record this season. They lose three games in overtime with three point losses on the road to Penn St and home to Michigan St. The Badgers drop a 21-14 decision at home to Ohio St in overtime. Their only other loss came on September 29th in a 30-27 road defeat to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They do earn a Rose Bowl berth based on some misfortune by other schools The Badgers finished in third place in their half of the Big Ten conference behind both Ohio St and Penn St. Because the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes were ineligible for a bowl berth the Badgers slip into the Big Ten championship game where they defeat Nebraska 70-31 to earn the trip to Pasadena for the third straight time.

Stanford had a great year following the departure of Andrew Luck as they finish at 11-2. The offense took a step back but it was the defense that carried this Stanford team in 2012. They finished the year allowing just 339 yards a game good for 21st in college football. The Cardinal was third against the run and gave up just 17 points a game good for 12th in scoring defense. They bench starting quarterback Josh Nunes with an inaccurate 52% completion percentage for Kevin Hogan a freshman and he delivered with a 73% completion percentage with 9 touchdown passes and 3 interceptions.

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