The Wisconsin Badgers will be gunning for a sixth straight outright victory on Saturday when they close out their regular-season schedule with a college football Week 12 betting matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Camp Randall Stadium.
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota’s last 16 games against Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin is 8-1 ATS in its last nine games against its conference.
- Minnesota is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games in November.
The Badgers have played standout defense during their current five-game surge, holding opponents to just 11.2 points per game. Wisconsin has also held opponents to 17 or fewer points in five of six home dates this season, but has seen the point total finish OVER in each of its past two, ending a 6-1 run for the UNDER.
The Golden Gophers improved to 5-1 straight up over the past six with last weekend’s 29-12 win over Northwestern as 1-point home underdogs. However, Minnesota has enjoyed little success at the sportsbooks, covering in just four of 11 this season, and has failed to post consecutive against the spread victories in over a year.
Wisconsin has dominated Minnesota in their century-old annual battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, winning outright in 12 straight, including a 31-21 victory a year ago as 1-point road chalk. However, the Badgers have failed to cover in back-to-back meetings in 10 years, with the Golden Gophers going 6-3 ATS in nine meetings since.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Wisconsin Badgers were listed as -14-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.
Odds – Shark
score prediction models pick a 33-28 result in favor of the Badgers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Betting fans of the Wisconsin Badgers have seen them go 9-2 and 9-2 ATS so far this season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are at 8-3 and 4-6-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-6, while the Wisconsin Badgers are 4-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wisconsin vs Minnesota injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wisconsin Badgers rated this week at No. 16 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers sitting at No. 38.
Offensively, the game matches up the Wisconsin Badgers No. 72-ranked offense (28.27 PPG) against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 29 at 22.18 PPG. The Wisconsin Badgers passing attack has averaged 182.09 yards per game, less than the Minnesota Golden Gophers give up through the air (235.09 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Golden Gophers own the league’s No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 128 yards per game when on the road. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Golden Gophers were Week 12 winners, coming out on top of the Wildcats by a score of 29-12.
Corey Clement went over the 100-yard mark (112) in his team’s latest effort as Wisconsin defeated Purdue by a score of 49-20 on Saturday.
- Minnesota is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Minnesota is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Wisconsin is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Wisconsin’s last 22 games
- Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home