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Wisconsin vs. Arizona State Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for 2021 Las Vegas Bowl

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Wisconsin vs. Arizona State Odds

Wisconsin Odds -7
Arizona State Odds +7
Over/Under 43
Date Dec. 30
Location Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Wisconsin Badgers are set to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 30 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Find our expert’s projected odds, a recap of each team’s seasons, plus more information on the Las Vegas Bowl below.

Wisconsin vs. Arizona State Projected Odds

Wisconsin Spread -3.5
Arizona State Spread +3.5
Over/Under 49.9

These Wisconsin vs. Arizona State projections are based on Collin Wilson’s college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Wisconsin Reached the Las Vegas Bowl

Wisconsin had a fairly typical Wisconsin season. The Badgers had a painful offense, elite defense and chance to win the Big Ten West on the last day of the regular season.

But unlike in many years past over the last decade, the Badgers couldn’t finish. They lost to Minnesota as a touchdown favorite, allowing Iowa to win the West.

Wisconsin’s losses are nothing to scoff at, minus that puzzling one against the Gophers. The Badgers lost to Penn State in a nailbiter and were blown out by Michigan and Notre Dame. They finished the regular season with 4.10 yards per play allowed on defense, the second-best mark in the country behind Georgia.

But the offense couldn’t figure it out. Quarterback Graham Mertz didn’t take the next step, and Wisconsin finished 97th in yards per pass attempt.

Young running back Braelon Allen did break out, though, running for more than 100 yards in seven of the Badgers’ last eight regular-season games.

How Arizona State Reached the Las Vegas Bowl

It was an up-and-down year for the Sun Devils with a little more controversy than Herm Edwards would’ve liked.

ASU had one impressive win on the season, beating UCLA in the Rose Bowl 42-23. Other than that, they beat the teams the Sun Devils should’ve beaten and lost to the teams that were better than them.

Arizona State is led by quarterback Jayden Daniels, who had high expectations on his shoulders for 2021 and couldn’t quite live up to that standard. He finished with 2,221 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions through the air. His stats have progressively gotten worse since his freshman year, when he lit it up with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions back in 2019.

Daniels will have a big decision ahead of him about whether to take his talents to the next level, so keep an eye out on whether he plays in the bowl game or not.

Nothing the Arizona State does will jump off the page, although it did lead the Pac-12 in interceptions on defense and defensive touchdowns.

Despite going 8-4, they finished with a 5-7 record against the spread.

Wisconsin vs. Arizona State Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Wisconsin and Arizona State match up statistically:

Wisconsin Offense vs. Arizona State Defense
Rush Success 40 47
Line Yards 40 62
Pass Success 116 39
Pass Blocking** 97 82
Big Play 99 69
Havoc 19 48
Finishing Drives 121 35
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Arizona State Offense vs. Wisconsin Defense
Rush Success 7 1
Line Yards 2 1
Pass Success 77 3
Pass Blocking** 21 57
Big Play 49 2
Havoc 57 3
Finishing Drives 31 7
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling 19 31
Coverage 34 32
Middle 8 42 38
SP+ Special Teams 45 97
Plays per Minute 123 100
Rush Rate 64.8% (8) 61.3% (21)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

Las Vegas Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 30
  • Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • TV Info: ESPN

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