Opening gifts, ringing in the New Year and the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. This is a new holiday tradition I can get behind. In what had previously been known as the Belk Bowl, the first ever Duke’s Mayo Bowl will feature the Wisconsin Badgers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The game starts at noon ET from Charlotte, North Carolina. It can be seen on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin
Point spread: Wisconsin opened -7, currently -6.5
Point total: Opened at 56.5, currently 53.5
How they got here
Like many of the usual top non-Ohio State contenders in the Big Ten, it was a lost season for Wisconsin. The Badgers saw three of their eight regular season games canceled and finished the year with a .500 record at 3-3 for third place in the West division after coming into the season with fairly high expectations. Wake Forest finished at 4-4 this season and 3-4 in ACC play for 10th place in the conference. The Demon Deacons have played just once since Nov. 14, a 45-21 road loss to Louisville on Dec. 12.
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