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Cotton Bowl - Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin ATS Picks

Cotton Bowl Picks

The Wisconsin Badgers are favored against the Western Michigan Broncos on Monday, January 2nd in the Cotton Bowl in a game that can be seen on ESPN. The Broncos come into this game unbeaten at 13-0 but because they play in the MAC they are not getting much respect in this game against the Badgers who come into this game at 10-3. The Badgers are listed as more than a touchdown favorite in this game at AT&T Stadium.

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Date and Time: Monday, January 2, 2017, 1 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington TX
College Football Bowl Odds at BetDSI: Wisconsin 8, O/U 52
Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin TV Coverage: ESPN

This is a matchup between Top 20 teams as Western Michigan comes in ranked No. 15 while the Badgers are ranked No. 8. The Broncos are coming off an undefeated regular season while the Badgers are coming off a loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game.

The Broncos are going to be throwing the ball a lot while the Badgers run it a lot. The Broncos averaged 336.8 yards per game. They will be going up against a Wisconsin defense that gives up just 206.1 yards per game through the air. The Badgers average 204.5 yards per game on the ground while the Broncos give up more than 151 yards per game on the ground.

Wisconsin will be looking to running back Corey Clement who should have a big game against the Broncos defense. On the other side, the Broncos will be looking for their duo of quarterback Zach Terrell throwing to Corey Davis. Terrell threw 32 TDs this season, 18 of which went to Davis.

Key Stat

The Broncos are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Badgers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. the MAC. The Badgers are 6-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

The Over is 4-1 in the Broncos last 5 Bowl games. The Under is 7-3 in Broncos last 10 vs. the Big Ten. The Over is 4-0 in the Badgers last 4 games overall. The Over is 8-3-1 in the Badgers last 12 neutral site games. The Under is 7-3-1 in the Badgers last 11 Bowl games.

Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin Free Picks

The Broncos have not faced a team like Wisconsin all season and there is a huge question as to whether or not they can stop the run. I will lay the points and take the Badgers and also play the game over the odds at BetDSI.

Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin ATS Pick: Wisconsin and Over at BetDSI

Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin Score Prediction: Wisconsin 38 - Western Michigan 28