NCAA football wagering excitement is high for the TCU Horned Frogs as they were run away champions of the Mountain West Conference and a popular college football betting choice.
The “Granddaddy of them All” AKA the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO will feature one of the most interesting matchups of the Bowl season as the #3 TCU Horned Frogs will take on the #5 Wisconsin Badgers. ESPN will telecast the matchup with a starting time of 5 PM ET on New Year’s Day. Sports-Gambling opened with Rose Bowl odds of TCU as a 2.5 point favorite and with a total of 58.5.
Wisconsin has a record of 11-1 straight up and 7-5 with the college football odds. The Badgers went under the total in just 3 games this season. Wisconsin simply mauled opponents down the stretch as they beat Indiana 83-20, won at Michigan 48-28, and clobbered Northwestern 70-23 in the season finale.
Wisconsin ranks 5th in the nation for scoring offense and 24th overall for defense. Scott Tolzien passed for 2300 yards and a 16/6 TD/INT ratio while James White rushed for 1029 yards, John Clay ran for 936 yards, and Montee Ball added 864 yards on the ground for a devastating attack.
TCU has a NCAA football betting record of 12-0 straight up and 7-5 against the spread with an even 6-6 split on totals. TCU ranks 4th in the nation for scoring offense and number one in the country for scoring defense. Quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 2638 yards and a 26/6 TD/INT ratio while Ed Wesley rushed for 1065 yards.
This is a golden opportunity for the Frogs to prove that they can play with the best in the nation as they are an at large BCS qualifier for this game and will be moving to the Big East Conference starting next year.
TCU has a NCAA football wagering mark of just 1-4 against the spread in non conference action but is 7-1 against the board as a favorite of a field goal or less. Wisconsin is 2-6 against the spread in non conference action but has gotten the money in 4 of their last 5 as a dog.