Free Holiday Bowl Game Prediction: Trojans vs Badgers Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Holiday Bowl sees the USC Trojans taking on the Wisconsin Badgers Wednesday, December 30th at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
2015 Holiday Bowl
USC Trojans (8-5) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (9-3)
Date: Wednesday, December 30th
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
NCAA Football Spread: USC -3
NCAA Betting Total: 51.5
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The USC Trojans are back at the Holiday Bowl for a second straight year to take on the Wisconsin Badgers.
On paper, this is your classic explosive Pac-12 team taking on the tough, strong Big Ten team.
Heading into the season if you were to say USC would go 8-5 and head to the Holiday Bowl again, it would be pretty obvious that it would be chalked up as another disappointing year.
However, with all the hoopla surrounding the team what the Trojans were able to accomplish wasn’t all that bad.
This team could have easily packed it in and given up, but they didn’t. They fought their way back, beat the UCLA Bruins and went to the Pac-12 Championship game.
There is no denying the talent on this Trojan squad. Offensively they are lead by Cody Kessler who is a very efficient quarterback who quickly gets it out to his playmakers in Juju Smith-Schuster, Adoree Jackson, and Steven Mitchell Jr.
Plus, USC has a fantastic rushing attack with Justin Davis, Ronald Jones, and Tre Madden leading the way. The Trojans will put up their fair share of points. The problem for the Trojans has been on the defensive end.
The Trojans are talented, but they continued to get gashed. Luckly, for the Trojans, they fired Justin Wilcox who did less with more. That alone improves this team leaps and bounds. Also, they are facing a Badger team that is offensively challenged. The Trojans will be able to make some stops in this game.
Statistically, Wisconsin has a good defense. The Badgers rank 3rd in total yards, 6th in passing yards, 4th in rushing yards, and they were number one in points allowed as they gave up less than 14 points a game. All that is great, but who did they play?
They didn’t play Michigan, they didn’t play Michigan State, and they didn’t play Ohio State.
Dominating the likes of Purdue, Rutgers, and Maryland just isn’t impressive. The only team Wisconsin did play that had a well above average offense was Alabama.
Low and behold they gave up 35 points to them. It’s amazing how perception changes when your strength of opponent changes.
Wisconsin’s offense isn’t anything to write home about either. Joel Stave is a terrible quarterback who only averaged 7 yards a pass and threw more interceptions than touchdowns.
The Badgers do have a big offensive line and a good rushing attack. They should be able to hold onto the ball and push the Trojans around at times, but overall it won’t be enough. Wisconsin doesn’t have an explosive offense, and their defense isn’t that good.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- USC is 6-0 all-time versus Wisconsin
- USC is 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a single digit favorite
- Wisconsin is 4-6 ATS in their last ten games
- Wisconsin is 1-4 in their last five bowl appearances
Free 2015 Holiday Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
Wisconsin hasn’t seen a team like USC this season with as many explosive offensive players they have on the outside and a very good distributer in Cody Kessler.
Plus, the Trojans will be able to run the ball on this Badger defense better than what some people think.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: USC ATS -3
USC defense had a poor showing this year, but Wisconsin’s offensive isn’t good enough to pile up the points. USC scores plenty of points on the Badgers and the Trojans cover this low spread. An extremely nice value play in this spot.
Holiday Bowl Free Score Prediction: USC 35 – Wisconsin 21
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