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Public betting splits and line movement for Duke’s Mayo Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin

We break down the public betting splits and how the lines have moved for Wake Forest and Wisconsin in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

 Donavon Greene #7 of Wake Forest scores a touchdown on a 17 yard pass play during a game between Wake Forest and North Carolina at Kenan Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images

A bowl game named after the worst available condiment at noon on a Wednesday? Let’s do this thing! The Duke’s Mayo Bowl replaces the Belk Bowl, so we move along to another phase of jokes on Twitter about this game like nothing ever happened.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Right now Wisconsin is a 10-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, with 47% of the handle and 64% of the bets on the Badgers.

Is the public right? Seeing the injury list for Wake Forest... probably not? Wisconsin has plenty of talent, but they simply haven’t been able to put it together under Graham Mertz. Why would they find a lack of turnovers now, especially against a team that was 6-2 ATS this year and leads the nation in turnover margin? Wake quarterback Sam Hartman has thrown for just one INT this season.


The total is set at 51.5, with 38% of the handle and 37% of the bets on the over.

Is the public right? A bowl game where the public likes the under. Who knew that could still happen? 51.5 seems about right to us, as neither team should light up the scoreboard today. This is a stayaway.


Wisconsin is a -420 moneyline favorite, with 76% of the handle and 86% of the bets on Sconny. That makes Wake Forest a +290 underdog

Is the public right? Nope! If there’s a side to take, it’s the underdog today. If you feel the need to take a winner straight up, go with Wake to spring the double-digit upset.

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin

Opening line: Wisconsin -7
Current line: Wisconsin -10

It’s moving away from Wake fast, and they certainly aren’t overwhelming. But Wisconsin running into a team that takes the ball away this much could be a problem. We’ll be on Wake, with maybe a sprinkle on a moneyline upset if there’s no last minute injury or Covid issues.

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