Whenever Minnesota and Wisconsin meet the Paul Bunyan ax is on the minds of all. To illuminate the Badgers and Golden Gophers are a classic “Trophy Game.” This year The ax is not all that is at stake. The Big Ten West and a trip to the conference championship game goes to the winner. Last year Minnesota mauled the Badgers at Wisconsin in a shocker. Correspondingly Wisconsin has had this College Football betting matchup circled on the calendar. Minnesota will be trying to complete its best season since 1960. Head coach PJ Fleck has the entire state rowing the boat!
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
|Date and Time:||Saturday, November 30, 2019, 3:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Wisconsin vs. Minnesota TV Coverage:||ABC|
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Overview
Wisconsin has a sportsbook record of 9-2 straight up, 6-5 vs. the odds, and 5-6 under the total. Last week the Badgers rolled an outmanned Purdue team 45-24. Wisconsin has national metrics of 21st for scoring offense and eighth for points allowed.
By contrast, the Gophers are 10-1 straight up, 7-3-1 against the spread with 7-4 over the total. Minnesota is coming off a 38-22 win and cover at Northwestern. Overall the Golden Gophers rank 17th for scoring offense and 10th for total defense.
Key Badgers: QB Jack Coan (2029 YDS, 72.7% COMP, 8.1 AVG, 15 TD, 4 INT, 17 SACK, 157.8 RTG), RB Jonathan Taylor (261 ATT, 1685 YDS, 6.5 AVG, 18 TD), WR Quintez Cephus (40 REC, 606 YDS, 15.1 AVG, 5 TD), PK Collin Larsh (50-51 XP, 10-15 FG, 80 PTS), LB Chris Orr (64 TACKLES, 11 SACKS), LB Zack Baun (53 TACKLES, 9.5 SACKS, 1 INT, 1 TD)
Key Golden Gophers: QB Tanner Morgan (2679 YDS, 67.9% COMP, 10.6 AVG, 26 TD, 5 INT, 25 SACK, 187.2 RTG), RB Rodney Smith (201 ATT, 1063 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 8 TD), WR Tyler Johnson (66 REC, 1025 YDS, 15.5 AVG, 10 TD), PK Michael Lantz (41-43 XP, 6-9 FG, 59 PTS), DB Antoine Winfield Jr (73 TACKLES, 3 SACKS, 7 INT, 1 TD)
Wisconsin and Minnesota Vs. The Line
The Badgers are:
- 3-5 against the spread in their last eight road games
- 2-5 under the total away from home
- 5-3 on the board head to head at Minnesota
- 1-3 under the total on the road vs. the Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers are:
- 8-4 against the spread at TCF Bank Stadium
- 2-5 under the total in their last seven home games
- 7-4-1 vs. the odds in their head to head series against Wisconsin
- 10-4 over the total against the Badgers
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers College Football Betting Picks
On this occasion, we have what looks to be the biggest Paul Bunyan Axe Game in history. The stakes have certainly never been higher for a meeting between these two teams. Minnesota has the College Football Betting edge with quarterback Tanner Morgan. The Golden Gopher offense is more diversified. Wisconsin’s power attack always impresses as does their defense. But in a tight championship game, Morgan gives Minnesota just a little bit more.
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota College Football Betting Prediction: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota College Football Betting Score Prediction: Minnesota 21, Wisconsin 20