Rose Bowl Game Odds, Betting Trends: Big Bets Hitting Wisconsin vs. Oregon Spread on New Year’s Day

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  • Big bets are landing on the spread for the 2019 Rose Bowl Game on New Year's Day (5 p.m. ET, ESPN).
  • Learn how bettors are approaching the Wisconsin vs. Oregon college football matchup.

The Rose Bowl Game and New Year’s Day go hand-in-hand for college football bettors.

Michigan vs. Alabama in the Citrus Bowl is driving the largest betting handle of the day, but the prestige of the Rose Bowl will certainly have bettors targeting this afternoon’s Wisconsin vs. Oregon matchup as well.

When it comes to sharp action, the Rose Bowl isn’t experiencing the activity of today’s Outback and Sugar Bowls, but The Action Network’s college football public betting data does indicate bigger bets landing on one side of the Wisconsin vs. Oregon spread.


Odds as of Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150). No strings attached. No rollover required.


Let’s take a deeper look at Rose Bowl betting activity, including how bettors are approaching Wisconsin vs. Oregon.

Rose Bowl Odds, Betting Trends: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Sixty-percent of tickets are currently taking Oregon and the points, but our real money data tells a different story.

While just 40% of bettors are on Wisconsin, those wagers account for 55% of spread money.

This tell us that the larger-sized bets are taking the Badgers as short favorites.

In fact, recent action coming in on Wiscy convinced oddsmakers to move this spread from -2.5 to -3 yesterday. The significance of a late line move from -2.5 to -3 cannot be understated considering the importance of 3 in football betting.

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