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Rose Bowl Odds

Both Stanford and Michigan State ended up in the top five of the final BCS rankings, but it's the Cardinal who opened as the favorite on the Rose Bowl betting lines for their matchup against the Spartans on January 1.

Here's a complete breakdown of the BCS matchup between the Cardinal and the Spartans for New Year's Day.

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Rose Bowl
Wednesday, January 1 @ 5:00pm ET
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Conference: Pacific 12
Records: 11-2 SU, 7-6 ATS, 5-8 OU

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 12-1 SU, 8-4-1 ATS, 5-8 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Stanford -3.5 / ??? Points

[Rose Bowl Matchup Stats | Stanford vs. Michigan State Betting Preview]

Rose Bowl Betting Trends: Stanford is 4-0 ATS past four bowl games . . . Michigan State is 14-1 SU past 15 games overall . . . Michigan State is 9-1-1 ATS past 11 games as underdogs.

Stanford punched their ticket to the Rose Bowl with a 38-14 win over Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship Game, which boosted them from No. 7 to No. 5 in the final BCS rankings of the season. The Cardinal's two losses this season came at Utah on October 12 and at USC on November 16, and they picked up a signature win over Oregon on November 7 along with beating Arizona State twice.

Michigan State won the Big Ten Championship Game by a 34-24 score over Ohio State, which allowed the Spartans to jump from No. 10 to No. 4 in the final BCS rankings of the season. The Spartans ride a nine-game winning streak into the Rose Bowl, with the lone blemish on their record a 17-13 loss at Notre Dame back on September 21. Along with topping Ohio State the Spartans also beat Michigan 29-6 this season.

Rose Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

1995 Rose Bowl Southern Cal 41 Northwestern 32 3 USC USC
1996 Rose Bowl Ohio State 20 Arizona State 17 2 OHIOST OHIOST
1997 Rose Bowl Washington State 16 Michigan 21 -7 WSHST MICH
1998 Rose Bowl Wisconsin 38 UCLA 31 -9 WISCSN WISCSN
1999 Rose Bowl Stanford 9 Wisconsin 17 11 WISCSN WISCSN
2000 Rose Bowl Purdue 24 Washington 34 1 WASH WASH
2001 Rose Bowl Nebraska 14 Miami 37 -8.5 MIAMI MIAMI
2002 Rose Bowl Washington State 14 Oklahoma 34 5 OKLA OKLA
2003 Rose Bowl Michigan 14 Southern Cal 28 -7 USC USC
2004 Rose Bowl Michigan 37 Texas 38 -7 MICH TEXAS
2005 Rose Bowl Texas 41 Southern Cal 38 -7 TEXAS TEXAS
2006 Rose Bowl Michigan 18 Southern Cal 32 2 USC USC
2007 Rose Bowl Illinois 17 Southern Cal 49 -13.5 USC USC
2008 Rose Bowl Penn State 24 Southern Cal 38 -10 USC USC
2009 Rose Bowl Ohio State 26 Oregon 17 -4.5 OHIOST OHIOST
2010 Rose Bowl TCU 21 Wisconsin 19 3 WISCSN TCU
2011 Rose Bowl Wisconsin 38 Oregon 45 -4.5 OREG OREG
2012 Rose Bowl Stanford 20 Wisconsin 14 4 STAN STAN
2013 Rose Bowl              

 

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Having won the Pac-12 Championship Game this season the Stanford Cardinal will be looking to cap off their campaign in the Rose Bowl on January 1 as the college football betting favorite against the Big Ten's Wisconsin Badgers.

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Rose Bowl
Tuesday, January 1 @ 5:00pm ET
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 8-5 SU, 6-7 ATS, 7-4-1 OU

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Conference: Pacific-12
Records: 11-2 SU, 8-5 ATS, 5-8 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Stanford -6.5 / 48.5 Points

[Rose Bowl Matchup Stats]

Rose Bowl Betting Trends: Stanford is 3-0 ATS in past three bowl games . . . Wisconsin is 1-4 SU in past five bowl games.

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Oregon is just 2-6 in its last eight bowl appearances since 2002, including two straight losses in BCS bowl games, but the No. 6-ranked Ducks are favored by 6 points to win the 2011 edition of the Rose Bowl.

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Rose Bowl
Monday, January 2 @ 5:00pm ET
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Team: Oregon Ducks
Conference: Pacific 12
Records: 11-2 SU, 6-6-1 ATS, 9-4 OU

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 11-2 SU, 7-6 ATS, 9-4 OU

Spread / Total (from Bovada)
Oregon -6.0 / 71.5 Points

[Rose Bowl Matchup Stats]

The Oregon Ducks lost to Ohio State in the Rose Bowl in 2009 and the Wisconsin Badgers lost to TCU in the Rose Bowl last year; one of these teams will get their redemption in this year’s “Granddaddy of Them All”. Oregon has won the Pac-12 (previously the Pac-10) three straight years.

Wisconsin started the year off 6-0 SU (5-1 ATS), lost two games back-to-back at Michigan State and Ohio State (0-2 ATS), and then won its last five games (2-3 ATS) including a rematch against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship. Oregon started the season off with a loss to LSU and then went 11-1 over its last 12 games (6-5-1 ATS).

Both teams finished in the top four in the nation in scoring and 9-4 on the OVER in totals betting. Of note, Oregon backers should be wary of the fact the underdog is 5-2 ATS past 7 Rose Bowls.

Wisconsin’s Montee Ball was one of college football’s biggest stars this season, leading the nation with 1,759 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns. Along with his six receiving touchdowns, Ball is just one touchdown away from tying Barry Sanders’ all-time NCAA single season record of 39 touchdowns.

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Undefeated and third-ranked TCU has the best defense in the nation, and the Rose Bowl odds reflect this as the Horned Frogs are 3-point favorites against the powerful running game of the fourth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers.

Rose Bowl
Saturday, January 1 @ 5:00pm ET
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California

Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Conference: Mountain West Conference
Records: 12-0 SU, 6-5 ATS, 5-6 OU

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Conference: Big Ten Conference
Records: 11-1 SU, 6-5 ATS, 8-3 OU

Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
TCU -3 / 58.5 Points

[Rose Bowl Matchup Stats]

TCU surprised many with its perfect season, but a bowl win won’t come easy against a school that has won three straight Rose Bowl titles.

This is the second straight appearance in a BCS game for the Horned Frogs and any doubt they can compete with the tougher conferences will certainly be put to bed if they can beat mighty Wisconsin as 3-point favorites on the posted NCAAF odds.

The Horned Frogs' defense will need to keep up its fierce play to shut down the running game of the Badgers. TCU was tops in the FBS – allowing 11.4 points, 126.4 passing yards, and just 215.4 total yards per game.

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Against the running attack of the Badgers, TCU should feel good about their chances, as they give up the third-fewest rushing yards at 89.2 a game. This will be their biggest test of the year, but college football betting faithful will put a lot of trust in the defense and that could make the Horned Frogs popular on the betting lines.

Wisconsin doesn’t rank high in its rushing game, but the 17th best has many options – and this can keep opponents guessing. The Badgers wear down teams with the running game, and have scored over 80 points once and 70 twice this season.

James White, John Clay, and Montee Ball are good options for QB Scott Tolzien, while Wisconsin boasts six players that are All-Big Ten offensive lineman who can protect the trio and give them the room they need.

Wisconsin finished tied for the Big Ten conference title, but was given the Rose Bowl berth ahead of Ohio State and Michigan State. Tolzien passed for 2,300 yards and 16 touchdowns with six interceptions – and he completed 74.3 percent of his passing, which is tops in the country.

Totals bettors know it’s possible for a breakout game by the Badgers, and an OVER bet could be a good option with them making winners of OVER bettors eight times during the year.

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