Miami vs Wisconsin Champs Sports Bowl Game Opening Point Spread: The Miami Hurricanes will meet the Big Ten's Wisconsin Badgers on December 29th at the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The game will be played in the historic Florida Citrus Bowl and televised live on ESPN. College football odds makers at online sportsbook SBGglobal.com have installed the Hurricanes as an early -3 against the spread favorite in their Champs Sports Bowl Game opening point spread.
Miami rebounded from a disappointing 2008 season, which finished with three straight losses, with a 9-3 campaign this year. The Hurricanes suffered losses to conference foes Virginia Tech, Clemson, and North Carolina but still took third place in the ACC Coastal division with a 5-3 league record.
Randy Shannon's squad, which is led by quarterback Jacory Harris, won four of its last five games and wrapped up the season with a 31-10 blowout against non-conference rival South Florida. The Hurricanes are presently No. 15 in the BCS rankings as a result of their solid play down the stretch.
No. 25 Wisconsin also bounced back from a somewhat down 2008, finishing the season with a 9-3 record and a fifth place position in the final Big Ten standings. The Badgers, like the Hurricanes, went 5-3 in conference play and won four of their final five games.
Wisconsin finished the regular season with a 51-10 pasting of Hawaii in Honolulu. Badgers running back John Clay, who garnered Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors this season, ran for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Miami Hurricanes -3 (-110), Over 56 (-110), -150 (Moneyline)
Wisconsin Badgers +3 (-110), Under 56 (-110), +130 (Moneyline)
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