The kickoff for this week 13 matchup between the Badgers and Golden Gophers takes place at 3:30 ET at Huntington Bank Stadium. FS1 will be carrying the television coverage for this WISC vs. MINNST shodown. This matchup between two Big Ten rivals has the Badgers as the 2.5 point road favorites. Do they have what it takes to pick up a road win and cover?
WISCONSIN BADGERS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wisconsin Badgers -2.5
This game will be played at Huntington Bank Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE WISCONSIN BADGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 23-20 in favor of Wisconsin.
- Not only will Wisconsin pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 41.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 43 points.
Can the Badgers Lock in a Road Win?
This season, the Wisconsin Badgers are currently 6-5. So far this season, they have played four road games and five at home.
Against the spread, Wisconsin has gone 3-5-1 this season. The Badgers have been favored eight times compared to one game as the underdog.
This season, Wisconsin holds an over/under record of 3-6. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 41.7 points, with the typical over/under line set at 47.4 points.
The Badgers are currently ranked 62nd in college football with 375 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 154.7 rushing yards per game, which is 70th in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 36.8 attempts per game and gain an average of 212.6 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 79th spot with 22.4 points per game.
The Badgers’ defense has allowed 141.5 rushing yards per game this season, ranking 148th. Opponents are averaging 195.5 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 81.8 against Wisconsin. They currently rank 86th in points allowed in the NCAA.
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?
The Minnesota Golden Gophers take on the Wisconsin with a 5-6 record, including 1-3 on the road and 4-2 at home.
So far, Minnesota has been favored six times and the underdog in four games. This has led to an ATS record of 3-7 and an average scoring differential of -6.1.
Over the course of 11 games, the average over/under line in Minnesota’s matchups has been 44.7 points. These games have had an average combined score of 47.5 points, leading to an OU record of 4-6.
Minnesota enters the game on offense with an average of 20.7, ranking them 86th in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 122nd in the nation, with an average of 151.9 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 73rd in rushing yards, with an average of 425 rushing attempts per game this season.
Coming into this week’s game, the Minnesota defense is 108th in points allowed at 26.8 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 225.9 passing yards per game vs. the unit (96th). On the ground, they are giving up 144.7 rushing yards, putting them 68th in college football.