Wisconsin Badgers vs Miami Hurricanes Odds: Orange Bowl point spread, prediction, preview

The Wisconsin Badgers will play the Miami Hurricanes in the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31, 2017, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL.

Offensively, Wisconsin football averages 33.8 points and 416.2 total yards (187.0 in passing and 229.2 in rushing) per game. Defensively, Wisconsin football yields 13.2 points and 253.2 total yards (160.6 in passing and 92.6 in rushing) per game.

The Wisconsin Badgers (12-1) have failed to beat the Ohio State in the Big Ten Conference Championship Game, paving the way for them not to be considered in the college footballl playoffs. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 2,386 yards and 21 touchdowns against 15 interceptions.

In rushing, Jonathan Taylor ran for 1,847 yards and 13 touchdowns in 273 carries while Bradrick Shaw and Garrett Groshek have combined for 659 yards and six touchdowns. In receiving, Troy Fumagalli posted 516 yards and four touchdowns in 43 receptions while Quintez Cephuz added 501 yards and six touchdowns in 30 attempts. A.J. Taylor and Danny Davis III have combinged for 732 yards and six touchdowns.


After ranking in the top 4 teams in college footbal playoffs, the Miami Hurricanes (10-2) suffered two consecutive losses, against Pittsburgh and Clemson in the ACC title game. Mark Rosier completed 54.8 percent of his passes for 2,917 yards and 25 touchdowns against 11 interceptions, and added 428 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

In rushing, Travis Homer ran for 902 yards and seven touchdowns in 151 carries while Mark Walton added 428 yards and five touchdowns in 56 carries. In receiving, Braxton Berrios posted 634 yards and nine touchdowns in 52 receptions while Christopher Hendon IV added 477 yards and four touchdowns in 40 attempts. Ahmmon Richards and Jeff Thomas were combined for 545 yards and three touchdowns.

Offensively, Miami football averages 29.5 points and 405.5 total yards (245.8 in passing and 159.7 in rushing) per game. Defensively, Miami football yields 19.9 points and 359.8 total yards (213.7 in passing and 146.1 in rushing) per game.

Wisconsin vs Miami football schedule:

Date: December 31, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPn
Odds and Point Spread: -6.5 Wisconsin, 45.0 O/U
Prediction: Wisconsin wins against the spread