While college football fans are looking ahead to the playoff semi-finals and the National Championship Game, there are still plenty of games on the schedule to keep everyone occupied until the big games arrive. Bowl Season has been hurt a little by games being cancelled due to the pandemic, but we still have enough games being played to keep fans and bettors happy. We have reached the point now where we are starting to see teams who finished in the top 26 get their shot at winning a bowl game. How those teams react to their games remains to be seen, as bowl games tend to be hit or miss. There are a couple of games set for Wednesday, but we are going to focus on the Mayo Bowl here. It is Wisconsin who are in as a 7 ½ point favorite, with the point total set at 51 ½. Let’s take a closer at how both teams arrive to this affair so you can place your bets against their NCAAF odds.
2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl – Wake Forest Vs Wisconsin
- When: Wednesday, December 30 at 12 PM EST
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
- TV: ESPN
- NCAAF Odds: Wisconsin -360 / Wake Forest +290
Why bet on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons
The Demon Deacons saw a potentially good season come crashing down in the final couple of weeks. They were sitting at 4-2 heading into their final 2 games of the season, but the wheels came off in a big way. Wake Forest lost their final 2 games and gave up 104 points in the process. The question coming into this one is whether they have been able to fix the defensive frailties that plagued them in this last 2 games. The one area where they have been good, at least from a betting standpoint, is against the spread, as they covered in 5 of their last 6. They are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 bowl games. The UNDER has hit in 6 of their last 7 as an underdog.
Why bet on the Wisconsin Badgers
It proved to be a stop start season for the Badgers due to the effect that COVID had on the Big Ten. A season that started well enough with wins in the first 2 games fell apart when Wisconsin lost 3 in a row, albeit against a trio of ranked opponents. They did manage to close out the regular season with a win over Minnesota, but they needed OT to get the 20-17 victory. Wisconsin have been a good bet in non-conference games, going 4-1 ATS in their last 5. They are also 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games versus teams from the ACC. The UNDER has hit in each of the last 4 games for Wisconsin, as well as in each of their last 5 games played in the month of December.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I am not expecting a ton of offense here, which is why I am very much leaning towards the UNDER. I do like Wisconsin to win and cover.
Pick: Wake Forest Demon Deacons 20 Wisconsin Badgers 30