Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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Paul Bunyan’s Axe is on the line when the Wisconsin Badgers (6-5) and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-4) square off.

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Wisconsin as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Wisconsin has -172 odds to pick up the win, while Minnesota is listed at +142 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 36.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium

Betting Preview

Wisconsin

Wisconsin has the 87th-ranked offense this season (365.4 yards per game), and has been even better on defense, ranking 11th-best with only 295.4 yards allowed per game. Wisconsin is totaling 27.5 points per game on offense, which ranks them 74th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 26th, surrendering 20.3 points per contest. While Wisconsin’s pass defense ranks 26th with 191.6 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been worse, ranking 20th-worst (189.4 passing yards per game). Wisconsin has the 50th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (176.0 per game), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 11th-best with only 103.7 rushing yards allowed per game. Wisconsin owns the 38th-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (42.9% percentage), and has been better defensively, ranking 23rd-best with a 32.9% third-down percentage allowed. With 18 forced turnovers (39th in the FBS) against 15 turnovers committed (57th in the FBS), Wisconsin (+3) owns the 46th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

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Minnesota

Minnesota ranks 59th in the FBS with 403.3 total yards per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks fifth-best by giving up only 274.5 total yards per game. Minnesota ranks 66th in the FBS with 28.7 points per game, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks third-best by surrendering just 13.1 points per game. Minnesota ranks 14th-worst in passing yards per game on offense (173.8), but at least it has been playing well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in passing yards surrendered per contest (172.1). In terms of rushing, Minnesota has been productive on both offense and defense this season, ranking eighth-best in rushing yards per game (229.5) and ninth-best in rushing yards allowed per game (102.5). On third down, Minnesota has dominated on both offense and defense this season, ranking third-best in third-down conversion percentage (54.2%) and second-best in third-down rate allowed (25.6%). Minnesota has recorded 16 forced turnovers (62nd in the FBS) and committed 13 turnovers (29th in the FBS) this season for a +3 turnover margin that ranks 46th in the FBS.

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Betting Analysis

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Wisconsin Betting Insights

Wisconsin has compiled a 5-6-0 record against the spread this season. Wisconsin has an ATS record of 4-4 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites. This season, Wisconsin games have hit the over six times. The Badgers have a 4-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 57.1% of those games). The Badgers have gone 3-2 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -172 or shorter (50%).

Golden Gophers Betting Insights

Minnesota have put together a 6-5-0 record against the spread this season. Minnesota is winless against the spread when it is 3.5-point underdogs or more (0-1). Games involving Minnesota have hit the over on four occasions this year. The Golden Gophers lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Golden Gophers have entered two games this season as the underdog by +142 or more and are 0-1 in those contests.

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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Against The Spread & Betting Records

Wisconsin

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 46.0 46.5 45.3
Implied Total AVG 29.9 32.2 27.2
ATS Record 5-6-0 4-2-0 1-4-0
Over/Under Record 6-5-0 3-3-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-3 2-2 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Golden Gophers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 45.4 46.1 44.3
Implied Total AVG 30.8 33.7 25.8
ATS Record 6-5-0 5-2-0 1-3-0
Over/Under Record 4-7-0 2-5-0 2-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-3 4-2 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch

Wisconsin

  • The Badgers’ defensive unit has been helped by the contributions of Nick Herbig, who has played 11 games and totaled 43 tackles, 13.0 TFL, and 11 sacks.
  • Maema Njongmeta has helped lead the Badgers’ defense with 3.0 sacks to go along with 7.0 TFL, 73 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.
  • John Torchio has hit the gridiron for 11 games, compiling 44 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and five interceptions for the Badgers.
  • Kamo’i Latu, as part of the Badgers’ defense, has delivered 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL, 46 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games.

Golden Gophers

  • On defense, Tyler Nubin has helped lead the charge with four interceptions to go with 53 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and four passes defended in 11 games.
  • On defense, Mariano Sori-Marin has helped lead the way with 68 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and one sack in 11 games.
  • Terell Smith has delivered 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL, 34 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games for the Golden Gophers.
  • On defense, Cody Lindenberg has racked up 53 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and one sack in 11 games.

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Predictions and Pick

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Golden Gophers (+3.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (36.5)

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How to Bet on Wisconsin vs. Minnesota

You can bet on Wisconsin vs. Minnesota at every legal online sportsbook. For more college football odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as college football prop odds, check out the latest college football lines as well as our guide to the best college football betting sites.

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Our pick to win this contest is Wisconsin, and we expect that Minnesota will cover the spread (Wisconsin -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 36.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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