Capital One Bowl: South Carolina vs Wisc
With a combined 19 victories on the season Wisconsin will take on South Carolina on New Year's Day in the Capital One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
The Gamecocks are just 1-4 ATS in their past five bowl games, but South Carolina is 4-1 SU in bowls vs Big Ten schools since 1999.
Overall, the SEC is 4-1 ATS in the past five Capital One Bowls vs Big Ten teams. The Badgers remained small chalk last night at Bovada.
Wisconsin was profitable in the regular season, running up a 9-3 ATS streak in 12 games in 2013. Wisconsin comes in off a loss to Penn State while the Gamecocks handled Clemson in their season finale in the SEC.
They will face the 9-3 Badgers, who own a 9-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 5-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Badgers are 4-8 favoring the OVER.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Gamecocks and the No. 9-ranked Badgers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 34-27 result in favor of the Badgers.
Wisconsin lost its last outing, a 31-24 result against Penn State on November 30. Wisconsin failed to cover in that game as a 25-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Gamecocks grabbed a Week 14 victory over the Tigers in their last game, winning 31-17 at Williams-Brice Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up South Carolina's No. 34-ranked offense (34.08 PPG) against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 6 at 14.83 PPG. The Gamecocks passing attack has averaged 248.25 yards per game, more than the Badgers give up through the air (192.67 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Badgers own the league's No. 17-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.4 yards per game when on the road. South Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 43 this week in generating rushing yards at home.