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2015 Holiday Bowl Betting Preview - USC Favored Over Wisconsin

The 2015 Holiday Bowl features the USC Trojans taking on the Wisconsin Badgers. The game at Qualcomm Stadium is scheduled to start at 10:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, USC is listed as a slight favorite to win the bowl game.

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The Trojans are 8-5 SU and 6-7 ATS so far this season. Six of their games went OVER the line, with six going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 41-22 loss to Stanford, where they lost against the spread as 4 ½ point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 59 point line set by sport gambling sites in that matchup.

The Badgers are 9-3 SU and 5-7 ATS overall this year. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 31-21 win over Minnesota, where they won against the spread as 2 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 44 ½ point line set by the sportsbook for that tilt.

USC is 9-3 ATS against Big Ten teams, and 28-10 ATS after a SU loss. They are 5-2 ATS in bowl games, and 3-7 ATS in December. They are 1-4 ATS overall recently, and 1-4 ATS at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 non-conference games, and OVER in 8 of their last 11 at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 9 bowl games, and OVER in 3 of their last 5 games after a SU loss. The total has gone OVER in 3 of their last 5 coming off of a spread loss.

Wisconsin is 3-8 ATS after a SU win, and 1-4 ATS after a win spreadwise. They are 1-5 ATS when playing at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 at a neutral site, and UINDER in all 4 of their recent games against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 in December, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 after a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their last 13 after a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 7 of their last 10 games overall.

These teams have never met before. For Wednesday's Holiday Bowl, Southern California is listed as a -3 ½ point favorite in the betting odds. The over/under is set at 50 ½ points. On the moneyline, USC is listed at -160, while Wisconsin is a +140.