LSU vs. Wisconsin Reliaquest Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – January 1, 2024

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The LSU Tigers will meet the Wisconsin Badgers in the Reliaquest Bowl.

LSU vs. Wisconsin Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with bookmakers listing LSU as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, LSU has -377 odds to pick up the win, while Wisconsin is listed at +282 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 59.5 points.

Game Info

How to Watch LSU vs. Wisconsin Live?

  • Game Day: Monday, January 1, 2024
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

Betting Preview


LSU owns the 104th-ranked defense this year (410.8 yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking best with a tally of 548.3 yards per game. LSU ranks 79th in scoring defense this season (27.8 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking best in the FBS with 46.4 points per game. Offensively, LSU has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fourth-best in the FBS by compiling 334.4 per game. The Tigers rank 102nd on defense (244.4 passing yards allowed per game). LSU ranks 93rd in run defense this season (166.4 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 213.8 rushing yards per game. While LSU ranks 13th-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 45.3% third-down percentage allowed, it’s been a different story offensively, where the Tigers rank best in the FBS (56.2% third-down conversion rate). With 10 forced turnovers (100th in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (fourth in the FBS), LSU’s +4+4 turnover margin ranks 36th in college football.


Wisconsin is compiling 371.2 total yards per contest on offense this season (78th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 332.6 total yards per contest (31st-ranked). Wisconsin has been keeping opposing offenses in check on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering only 18.9 points per contest (17th-best). Offensively, it ranks 102nd by piling up 22.8 points per game. Wisconsin ranks 90th in the FBS with 207.1 passing yards per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 25th-best by allowing just 193.4 passing yards per contest. From an offensive standpoint, Wisconsin is accumulating 164.1 rushing yards per game (58th-ranked). It ranks 44th in the FBS defensively (139.2 rushing yards allowed per game). From an offensive angle, Wisconsin is posting a 44.6% third-down conversion rate (26th-ranked). It ranks 81st in the FBS on defense (40.1% third-down rate allowed). Wisconsin has thrived in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +6 ranks 18th-best in the FBS, with 14 forced turnovers (50th in the nation) and eight turnovers committed (14th in the nation).

LSU vs. Wisconsin Betting Analysis

LSU Betting Insights

LSU is 8-4-0 against the spread this season. LSU is 6-1 ATS when playing as at least 10-point favorites. This season, 11 LSU games have gone over the point total. The Tigers have an 8-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 80% of those games). The Tigers have won all six games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -377 or shorter.

Wisconsin Betting Insights

Wisconsin has covered the spread six times this year (6-6-0). In games it has played as 10-point underdogs or more, Wisconsin has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. Wisconsin’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. The Badgers lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Badgers have played as an underdog of +282 or more once this season and lost that game.

LSU vs. Wisconsin Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 62.5 64.0 60.4
Implied Total AVG 39.8 45.0 32.6
ATS Record 8-4-0 6-1-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 11-1-0 6-1-0 5-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 8-2 6-0 2-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.0 45.9 48.5
Implied Total AVG 28.8 30.3 26.8
ATS Record 6-6-0 3-4-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 4-8-0 2-5-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-4 4-2 3-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0

Players to Watch


  • To go along with his 3,813 passing yards and 72.2% completion percentage this season, Jayden Daniels has connected on 40 touchdowns against four interceptions.
  • In addition to the numbers he’s produced in the passing game, Daniels has also contributed 1,134 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games.
  • Malik Nabers has been a big contributor for the Tigers, compiling 1,546 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns on 86 catches.
  • Brian Thomas Jr. has been an important part of the Tigers’ air attack in 2023, accumulating 60 receptions for 1,079 yards and 15 touchdowns.
  • Logan Diggs has rushed for 652 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns as part of the Tigers’ running attack.
  • With five sacks to go with four TFL, 64 tackles, and one interception in 12 games, Harold Perkins has been a big contributor to the Tigers’ defense in 2023.
  • As part of the Tigers’ defensive unit, Major Burns has delivered one sack to go with one TFL, 69 tackles, and one interception in 12 games.
  • The Tigers’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Greg Penn III, who has suited up for 12 games and posted two interceptions to go along with 67 tackles, one TFL, three sacks, and two passes defended.
  • With 68 tackles and three interceptions, Andre Sam has helped propel the Tigers’ defense over 12 games.


  • Braelon Allen has run for 984 yards (89.5 per game) and 12 touchdowns in 11 games.
  • In the passing game, Allen has scored zero touchdowns, with 28 receptions for 132 yards.
  • In nine games, Tanner Mordecai has passed for 1,688 yards (187.6 per game), with six touchdowns and four interceptions, and a completion percentage of 64.6%.
  • Also, Mordecai has run for 306 yards and four TDs.
  • In 12 games, Will Pauling has 66 receptions for 694 yards (57.8 per game) and four touchdowns.
  • In four games, Chez Mellusi has rushed for 306 yards (76.5 per game) and four TDs.
  • On defense, Hunter Wohler has helped lead the charge with two interceptions to go with 85 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and two passes defended in 11 games.
  • The Badgers’ Jake Chaney has registered three sacks to go with three TFL and 64 tackles in 11 games.
  • The Badgers’ Jordan Turner has posted 61 tackles, three sacks, and one pass defended in 11 games.
  • On defense, Ricardo Hallman has contributed 22 tackles, one TFL, and six interceptions in 11 games.

LSU vs. Wisconsin Predictions and Pick

LSU vs. Wisconsin betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    LSU (-10)

  • Pick OU: Under (59.5)

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Our prediction to win this contest is LSU, and we project that LSU will cover the spread (LSU -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 59.5 points.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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