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Cotton Bowl: Wisconsin An Early 7.5 Point Favorite Over WMU

Fresh off a tough loss in the Big Ten title game, Wisconsin will face Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl.

The Badgers are favored by more than a touchdown. According to, Wisconsin is 7 1/2 points better than WMU, as of now.

The analysis of the game, per a release from, is as follows:

Most of the weekend bettors will be looking at this spread and scratching their heads. It will be interesting to see how the Broncos can hold up in the trenches against a powerful front seven. This spread will likely close north of where it opened.

The Cotton Bowl will take place on Jan. 2 in Arlington, Tex. The game is set for 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.