Outback Bowl odds
and point spread: Wisconsin vs. Tennessee
The betting preview with odds
and point spread of the Outback Bowl game between the Wisconsin
Badgers and the Tennessee Volunteers.
college bowl games continue on January 1st with the Outback
Bowl game between the No.18 Wisconsin Badgers (9-3)
and the No.16 Tennessee Volunteers (9-4) at Tampa, Fla.
It will be the fourth time in a row Wisconsin plays on New
Year's Day and will attempt to close the season with 10 Ws on
the record. The Vols are making an appearance in the Outback
Bowl for the second straight time and will also look to close
the season in a good note. The odds makers had quite a time
figuring out which of the two college football teams will win
the Outback Bowl game in the first day of 2008, but the spread
and odds have finally appeared to be settled. At the online
Bookmaker (official site), the
point spread on the Wisconsin vs. Tennessee Outback Bowl game is
currently sitting at -1.5 points chalk the Vols with the total
expected for the bowl game listed at 57.5 points. Tennessee will
go to Tampa as the odds favorite, as well, listed at -125 and
Wisconsin will hold underdog odds of +105.
Both the Badgers and the Volunteers have
plenty of injuries to worry about. At Wisconsin running back
Lance Smith-Williams, wide receiver Luke Swan, DT Jason Chapman,
DL Jamal Cooper and CB Allen Langford are out for the season.
Another Badgers cornerback Aaron Henry is doubtful for the
Outback Bowl game and tight end Travis Beckum is still
questionable with a shoulder injury. Running back P.J. Hill was
last listed as probable and will likely be a game-day decision.
Meanwhile at Tennessee CBs Antonio Gaines and Marsalous Johnson,
DTs Chase Nelson and Demonte Bolden, as well as running back
LaMarcus Coker are out for the Outback Bowl game. Linebackers
Rico McCoy and Ryan Karl remain questionable for the Bowl game,
along with running back Montario Hardesty.
Keep in mind that Wisconsin has won 18 of
its last 21 games, but the Badgers are 3-6 against the spread in
its last 9 games. The Vols have won 5 of the last 6 games and
the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 6 games.