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Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview

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Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview

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In the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, the Wisconsin Badgers will meet the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Badgers are the favorites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -4.5). An over/under of 44.5 points has been set for the matchup.

The Badgers are the favorite (-4.5) over the Cowboys. The total is set at 44.5 points.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Stadium: Chase Field
  • Spread Favorite: Wisconsin (-4.5)
  • Moneyline: Wisconsin (-201), Oklahoma State (+166)
  • Total: 44.5 Points

Wisconsin Betting Info

  • Against the spread, Wisconsin is 5-7-0 this year.
  • Against the spread as 4.5-point or better favorites, Wisconsin is 4-4.
  • Wisconsin has played 12 games this season, and seven of them have gone over the total.
  • The Badgers have won 55.6% of the time they have played as the moneyline favorite (5-4).
  • The Badgers have a 2-2 record (winning 50% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -201 or shorter.

Oklahoma State Betting Info

  • Oklahoma State is 6-5-1 against the spread this year.
  • As a 4.5-point underdog or greater, Oklahoma State has two wins ATS (2-1).
  • Oklahoma State has played 12 games this season, and six of them have gone over the total.
  • This season, the Cowboys have won three out of the seven games in which they've been the underdog.
  • The Cowboys are 1-2 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +166 or more on the moneyline.

Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Badgers and Cowboys
Badgers Stats Cowboys
189.5 Pass yards 283.8
202.3 Pass yards against 269.5
173.3 Rush yards 131.8
103.2 Rush yards against 171.3
+2 Turnover differential -4

Wisconsin Leaders

  • Graham Mertz has thrown for 2,136 yards (178 ypg) to lead Wisconsin, completing 57.1% of his passes and tossing 19 touchdown passes compared to 10 interceptions this season.
  • Braelon Allen has racked up 1,121 yards on 207 carries while finding the end zone 10 times.
  • Chez Mellusi has been handed the ball 96 times this year and racked up 396 yards (33 per game) with one touchdown.
  • Chimere Dike's team-high 653 yards as a receiver have come on 44 catches (out of 70 targets) with six touchdowns.
  • Skyler Bell has hauled in 29 passes while averaging 36.6 yards per game and scoring five touchdowns.
  • Keontez Lewis' 17 catches are good enough for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Nick Herbig has 11 sacks to pace the team, and also has 13 TFL and 45 tackles.
  • Wisconsin's leading tackler, Maema Njongmeta, has 82 tackles, eight TFL, 3.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
  • John Torchio has a team-high five interceptions to go along with 46 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and five passes defended.

Oklahoma State Leaders

  • Spencer Sanders has thrown for 2,642 yards (220.2 ypg) to lead Oklahoma State, completing 57.6% of his passes and recording 17 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 391 yards (32.6 ypg) on 107 carries with eight touchdowns.
  • Dominic Richardson has rushed 149 times for 543 yards, with eight touchdowns. He's also tacked on 22 catches for 220 yards.
  • Brennan Presley's 739 receiving yards (61.6 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 61 catches on 81 targets with two touchdowns.
  • Bryson Green has recorded 584 receiving yards (48.7 yards per game) and five touchdowns on 36 receptions.
  • Braydon Johnson has racked up 567 reciving yards (47.3 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
  • Collin Oliver has racked up five sacks to pace the team, while also picking up seven TFL and 20 tackles.
  • Oklahoma State's leading tackler, Mason Cobb, has 72 tackles, eight TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
  • Jason Taylor II has a team-leading six interceptions to go along with 68 tackles, two TFL, and six passes defended.

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Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State Over/Under Trends

  • In five of 12 games this season, Wisconsin and its opponents have combined to total more than 44.5 points.
  • Oklahoma State has played nine games this season that finished with a combined score over 44.5 points.
  • Wisconsin's outings this year have an average total of 45.2, 0.7 more points than this matchup's over/under.
  • Oklahoma State's matchups this season have a 60.2-point average over/under, 15.7 more points than this game's total.

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