Capital One Bowl Picks: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina

Monday, December 16, 2013 6:33 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 6:33 PM UTC

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Wisconsin Badgers will meet on New Year’s Day at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Find out who we believe has the potential to take home the Capital One Bowl title this year?
<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!-- br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --></style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:left"></span></p> <p style="text-align:left">According <a href="/betting-odds/college-football/" title="Live NCAAF Odds, right here!" target="_blank">to college football betting odds the game is a pick</a> and the posted total is 51.0.</p> [/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":252351, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/] <p align="center" style="text-align:left"><b>Badger Buster</b></p> <p style="text-align:left">Wisconsin finished the season 6-2 in the Big 10, and finished 2<sup>nd</sup> in the Leaders Division just 1.0 game behind Ohio State. However, they finished the regular season on a sour note by having their 6-game winning streak snapped in their regular season finale at the hands of Penn State. The Badgers were a huge 25.0-point favorite versus the Nittany Lions, and were <a href="/college-football/free-picks/college-football-pick-penn-state-vs-wisconsin-a-35385/" title="College Football Pick: Penn State vs. Wisconsin" target="_blank">victims of a 31-24 stunning loss at home</a>. The loss possibly cost the Badgers a chance at a BCS Bowl at-large-bid.</p> <p align="center" style="text-align:left"><b>Badgers Body of Work</b></p> <img id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" src="" style="font-size:1em" /> <p style="text-align:left">Besides the upset loss at the hands of Penn State the Badgers other two losses came at the hands of Ohio State and Arizona State. Those losses both came on the road, and were by 9-points combined, versus opponents that were a combined 22-2 during the regular season. The loss at Arizona State was a very controversial one to say the least. The referees botched the use of the clock at the end of the game, costing the Badgers an opportunity at a makeable field goal attempt. Wisconsin is one of the more balanced teams in the country on both sides of the ball. They’re 18<sup>th</sup> in total offense at 486.8 yards per game, and <a href="/college-football/betting-stats/" title="College Football Team Statistics" target="_blank">6<sup>th</sup> nationally in total defense</a> allowing 294.4 yards per contest.</p> <p align="center" style="text-align:left"><b>Knowing How to Win</b></p> <p style="text-align:left">South Carolina may not woe you with impressive victories, but at the end of the day, they know how to win. The Gamecocks saw 5 of their 10-wins this season come by 10-points or less. They had stirring come from behind victories on the road against both Central Florida and Missouri, who were a combined 23-3 this season. The one scar on their resume was a 23-21 loss at Tennessee, losing on a field goal on the final play of the 4<sup>th</sup> quarter.</p> <p align="center" style="text-align:left"><b>Gamecocks Body of Work</b></p> <p style="text-align:left">Besides the upset loss at Tennessee the only other blemish on the Gamecocks record was a 41-31 defeat at Georgia in the 2<sup>nd</sup> game of the season. South Carolina has defeated 5 current bowl teams during the regular season. Quarterback Connor Shaw is undeniably the Gamecocks leader on offense. The gritty senior has thrown for 2135 yards, with 21 touchdown passes, and just 1 interception. In addition he’s run for 511 yards and 5 touchdowns as well. Sophomore running back Mike Davis has also been a force for the Gamecocks. Davis has run 1134 yards, 11 touchdowns, and averages 5.8 yards per carry. He also has 32 receptions for 342 yards, and averages 10.7 yards per catch.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Make sure to check out <a href="/college-football/free-picks/sbr-forum-s-ncaaf-bowl-contest-a-35479/" title="SBR Forum's NCAAF Bowl Contest" target="_blank">SBR's NCAAF Bowl Contest</a> and see how you can win $5000!</em></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:left"><b>College Football Super Angle</b></p> <p style="text-align:left">Any game being played on a Neutral field in the month of January, and has a total of 49.5 to 56.0, has seen 90 of those 132-games (68.2%) go under the total since 1992. <a href="/college-football/" title="NCAAF Picks &amp; Predictions for Free" target="_blank">Take the under for your college football picks</a>.</p> <p style="text-align:left"><b>College Football Bowl Pick</b><b>:</b> Wisconsin/South Carolina to go under the total of 51.0</p>
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