Free Picks – Stanford vs. Michigan State Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl Betting 300x163 Free Picks – Stanford vs. Michigan State Rose BowlFor the Big Ten Champion Michigan State Spartans the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO is the end of a 25 year wait as many members of Spartan Nation thought that they would never live to see their team in Pasadena ever again. For the Stanford Cardinal the Rose Bowl is becoming routine as they were the winners of the “Granddaddy of them All” last year and are the Pac 12 Champions for the second year in a row. The Michigan State Spartans will face the Stanford Cardinal in the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO with coverage on ESPN starting at 5 PM ET on Wednesday. Stanford opened as a 6 point favorite with a total of 43.

Defense Dominates

The Michigan State Spartans are 12-1 straight up and 8-4-1 against the spread with 8 of their games going under the total. Michigan State beat Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game 34-24 as their number 1 in the nation ranked defense proved to be the difference. QB Connor Cook lit up OSU for 304 yards passing and 3 TD’s.

In a Phone Both

The Stanford Cardinal is 11-2 straight up and 7-6 against the spread with 8 of their games going under the total. Stanford dominated Arizona State 38-14 in the Pac 12 Championship Game as 3 point road dogs and of course had a signature win over Oregon 26-20 earlier in the season. Tyler Gaffney powered their attack with 1613 yards rushing.

The Pick

Stanford has lost just 9 out of their last 36 games when coming off a win by a margin of greater than 20 points. The Cardinal has covered 11 out of their last 15 nonconference games and is 36-14 ATS when coming off a SU win. Michigan State is 13-5 ATS when coming off a payout in their previous game and is 18-7 ATS when facing a team with a winning record. Stanford has gone under the total in their last 7 games vs. teams with a winning record while Michigan State has gone over the total in just 1 of their last 9 nonconference games. Stanford and under!

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