Ducks vs. Badgers: BCS 2012 Rose Bowl Free Pick Prediction
With the 2012 Bowl Championship Series upon us, we turn to NCAA College Football as the Granddaddy of Them All, the 2012 Rose Bowl, gets the action started.
Today we have the PAC-12 Champion Oregon Ducks battling the Big Ten Champion Wisconsin Badgers. We expect the more experienced Badgers to shoot down the Ducks in this one!
Badgers vs. Ducks: BCS Rose Bowl Game Day Preview
Kickoff for this football betting action is scheduled for 5:10 PM ET on Monday, January 2, 2012, from the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. Both teams will need lockdown defense here!
Oregon ranked third in the Nation with an average of 46.2 points per game. Wisconsin was right behind them in fourth with 44.6 points per game. If you like high scoring football, this is your game!
We feel the separation in this contest will come on defense in this contest. Wisconsin allowed the sixth least points (17 PTS PG) during the 2011 NCAA College football season. The Ducks were somewhat leaky at 48th (23.6 PTS PG) overall.
BCS Rose Bowl Football Betting Lines: Oregon vs. Wisconsin Free Pick
We turn to the sportsbook at the JustBet.com online sports wagering website for today’s Oregon Ducks vs. Wisconsin Badgers Rose Bowl Free Pick betting lines.
Based on NCAA rankings, the Ducks Strength Of Schedule ranking was the 28th most difficult in the country, while the Badgers had the 57th SOS in 2011.
This will be the Ducks fifth appearance in the Rose Bowl but they haven’t smelled the roses since 1917. The Badgers are back in Pasadena for the second straightyear. Wisconsin lost a heartbreaker 21-19 to TCU last year and they won in 1999 and 2000.
Wisconsin plays a ball control offense and that could keep the high flying Ducks on the sidelines for long stretches. Though they beat UCLA 49-31 in the Pac-12 Championship, we were less than impressed with the Oregon defense.
We don’t see one side blowing out the other and we question the lofty game total here. There have been a ton of points put up in more than a few games this NCAA Bowl season but we see this one being close and staying just UNDER the total
We’ll take the points and back the Wisconsin Badgers over the Oregon Ducks in 2012 Rose Bowl!