NCAAF

Wisconsin Badgers vs Arizona State Sun Devils

Wisconsin
Badgers
8 - 4
Arizona State
Sun Devils
8 - 4
December 30, 2021, 10:30 PM EST
 | Allegiant Stadium

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Wisconsin
Badgers
8 - 4
Arizona State
Sun Devils
8 - 4
December 30, 2021, 10:30 PM EST
 | Allegiant Stadium
  • The Wisconsin Badgers (8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS) are 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven bowl games. The Badgers will try to earn another bowl win in the Las Vegas Bowl when they take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (8-4, 5-7).

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    Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin vs Arizona State
    • Date/Time: December 30, 10:30 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Allegiant Stadium
    • TV Coverage: ESPN
    • Sportsbook Odds: Wisconsin -7 | O/U 43 (Line History)
    • Wisconsin vs Arizona State Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The betting line on the Las Vegas Bowl has remained steady since the Badgers opened as 7-point favorites. The total has settled in at 42 points, down slightly from its Sportsbook line of 43 points. Arizona State is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games played in December.

    Wisconsin News & Notes

    The Badgers went 7-0 SU and 5-2 ATS through early October and late November before having their winning streak snapped in a 23-13 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Wisconsin opened the season with a 1-3 SU and ATS record despite being favored at home in all three losses against Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan. After allowing 41 points against the Fighting Irish and 38 points against the Wolverines, the Badgers gave up only 11.9 points per game over their last 12 games.

    An elite rushing game and defense has been Wisconsin’s bread and butter during the Paul Chryst era, and this year was no different despite the slow start to the season. The Badgers ranked 15th in the nation in rushing with 215.4 yards per game and were sixth in scoring defense, allowing 16.4 points per game. The team’s 240.8 total yards allowed per game ranked No. 1 in the country.

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    Arizona State News & Notes

    Arizona State finished up the regular season on a 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS run after losing back-to-back games against the Utah Utes and Washington State Cougars in October. Senior running back Rachaad White played a major role in all three of those wins, rushing for 202 yards and three touchdowns against USC, 184 yards and two scores against Washington and 98 yards and a major against rival Arizona.

    White will likely need to have another big game in the Las Vegas Bowl to give the Sun Devils a shot at an upset. Jayden Daniels has had a down year in 2021 with only 2,221 passing yards, 10 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. The junior quarterback had 2,943 passing yards with 17 touchdown passes and only two picks back in 2019.

    How Wisconsin Will Cover

    Wisconsin’s recent bowl success can be attributed to the fact that there’s not much opposing teams can do to game-plan against a great defense and running game. The Badgers just need to play their game in the Las Vegas Bowl to have a great shot to win and cover.

    How Arizona State Will Cover

    Wisconsin has averaged only 25.8 points per game this season and has received underwhelming quarterback play from Graham Mertz, who has only nine touchdown passes and 10 interceptions in 2021. If the Sun Devils step up on defense, this could be a low-scoring affair in which the +7 spread becomes a major factor.

    Computer Pick: Wisconsin -7

    • Best Spread
      WIS
      ARZST
    • Best Moneyline
      WIS
      ARZST
    • Best Total
      Over
      Under

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    Shark Bites
    • Wisconsin is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games vs Pac-12 teams.
    • Arizona State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 bowl games.
    • The UNDER is 5-1 in Wisconsin’s last 6 December games.

Odds

Thursday, December 30 Thu Dec 30


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-7
-107
-264
o43
-110
+7
-107
+236
u43
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-8
-117
-315
o42.5
-115
+8
-103
+265
u42.5
-105

Edge Finder

26.31
Total Score
26.08
179.46
Passing Yards
244.58
179.77
Rushing Yards
135.25
31:07
Time on Field
30:31
63.69
Number of Plays
65.75
5.71
Yards Per Play
5.89
26.31
Total Score
26.08
5.54
First Quarter
3.92
9.54
Second Quarter
9.50
5.54
Third Quarter
6.33
5.15
Fourth Quarter
6.33
179.46
Passing Yards
244.58
25.15
Pass Attempts
33.67
14.46
Pass Completions
22.50
2.08
Sacks
2.33
13.08
Sack Yards
17.75
12.41
Yards Per Pass
10.87
179.77
Rushing Yards
135.25
38.54
Rush Attempts
32.08
4.66
Yards Per Rush
4.22
0.85
Interceptions
0.83
0.85
Fumbles
1.08
0.54
Fumbles Lost
0.67
1.38
Total Turnovers
1.50
6.23
Penalties
7.08
57.77
Penalty Yards
71.08
31:07
Time on Field
30:31
63.69
Number of Plays
65.75
5.71
Yards Per Play
5.89
4.92
Punts
4.25
43.24
Punt Average
45.80
77.54
Return Yards
77.83

Head To Head

WIS
Stat Type ARZST
1-1
Record
1-1
1-1
ATS
1-1
1-1
O/U
1-1
25.00
Score
25.50
212.50
Rush Yds
142.50
28.00
Pass Attempts
42.00
62.50
Completion %
59.52
228.00
Passing Yds
281.50
440.5
Total Yds
424
0.50
Turnovers
1.00
WIS
Stat Type ARZST
1-1
Record
1-1
1-1
ATS
1-1
1-1
O/U
1-1
25.00
Score
25.50
212.50
Rush Yds
142.50
28.00
Pass Attempts
42.00
62.50
Completion %
59.52
228.00
Passing Yds
281.50
440.5
Total Yds
424
0.50
Turnovers
1.00
Sep 14/13 (1 of 2)
WIS
Stat Type ARZST
Away
Home
30
Score
32
+7
ATS
-7
55.5 o
O/U
55.5 u
231
Rush Yds
116
31
Pass Attempts
51
51.61
Completion %
56.86
210
Passing Yds
352
441
Total Yds
468
1
Turnovers
2
Sep 18/10 (2 of 2)
WIS
Stat Type ARZST
Home
Away
20
Score
19
-12.5
ATS
+12.5
49 o
O/U
49 u
194
Rush Yds
169
25
Pass Attempts
33
76.00
Completion %
63.64
246
Passing Yds
211
440
Total Yds
380
0
Turnovers
0

Team Records

WIS
Record ARZST
8-4
All
8-4
5-2
Home
6-1
3-1
Away
2-3
0-1
Neutral Site
0-0
6-6
ATS
5-7
3-4
ATS Home
4-3
3-1
ATS Away
1-4
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
6-6
O/U
5-6-1
3-4
O/U Home
2-4-1
2-2
O/U Away
3-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WIS
Record ARZST
6-3
All
6-3
3-2
Home
4-1
3-1
Away
2-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
5-4
ATS
5-4
2-3
ATS Home
4-1
3-1
ATS Away
1-3
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
5-4
O/U
5-3-1
3-2
O/U Home
2-2-1
2-2
O/U Away
3-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
WIS
Record ARZST
7-3
All
6-4
4-1
Home
4-1
3-1
Away
2-3
0-1
Neutral Site
0-0
5-5
ATS
5-5
2-3
ATS Home
4-1
3-1
ATS Away
1-4
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
6-4
O/U
5-4-1
3-2
O/U Home
2-2-1
2-2
O/U Away
3-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
9:30pm Mostly Cloudy
11ºC / 52ºF
57% Humidity
2% Precipitation
62% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type N/A
Field Image
Arrow Image 9
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Isaac GuerendoRBIs OUT Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Transferred
Isaiah MullensDEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Chase WolfQBIs out indefinitely, Knee
Graham MertzQBHas entered the transfer portal, Transferred
Isaac TownsendLBIs out for season, Leg
Keeanu BentonNTIs OUT Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Personal
Clay CundiffTEIs out for season, Leg
Hayden RucciTEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Preston ZachmanLBIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Arm
Vito CalvarusoKIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Cole DakovichTEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Undisclosed
Cam LargeTEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Jack Van DykeKIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Aaron WittLBIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Al AshfordCBIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Mike JarvisDEIs out for season, Leg
Braelon AllenRBIs upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Undisclosed
Luna LarsonLBIs out for season, Leg
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 27, 2021MINN13-23L-7/39-L/U62171233751992740
Nov 20, 2021NEB35-28W-10/43.5-L/O252145397101351452-2
Nov 13, 2021NWEST35-7W-25.5/41.5-W/O268229497114125239-1
Nov 6, 2021RUT52-3W-13/38-W/O30527457995112207-3
Oct 30, 2021IOWA27-7W-3/35.5-W/U16610427024132156-3
Oct 23, 2021PUR30-13W-3.5/41-W/O29052342-13219206-3
Oct 16, 2021ARMY20-14W-14/37.5-L/U198112310179872660
Oct 9, 2021ILL24-0W-12/42-W/U3911004912667932
Oct 2, 2021MICH17-38L-2/43.5-L/O431672101122533652
Sep 25, 2021ND13-41L-6/43.5-L/O7424031432392424
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 27, 2021ARIZ38-15W-20/53-W/P2288631450346396-2
Nov 20, 2021ORGST10-24L-3/59-L/U100166266237903270
Nov 13, 2021WASH35-30W-6/45.5-L/O28690376951712660
Nov 6, 2021USC31-16W-9.5/62-W/U282145427922203121
Oct 30, 2021WAZZU21-34L-16.5/54.5-L/O1312754061662344004
Oct 16, 2021UTAH21-35L+1.5/51.5-L/O148237385208247455-1
Oct 8, 2021STAN28-10W-13.5/53.5-W/U25517543013356369-2
Oct 2, 2021UCLA42-23W+3/56-W/O177286463200235435-1
Sep 25, 2021COLO35-13W-14/45.5-W/O167272439183672500
Sep 18, 2021BYU17-27L-3/50.5-L/U1612654261442173612
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