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Point spread favors Badgers in battle with Golden Gophers

Wisconsin BadgersMinnesota Golden Gophers
Nov 12, 3:30 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium

Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

7-2TEAM RECORD2-7

A key Week 11 battle has the visiting Badgers travelling to Minnesota on Saturday to face the Golden Gophers.

The Golden Gophers sport records of 2-7 and 4-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Badgers sit at 7-2 and 6-3 ATS on the season. The over under records are 5-4 for the Golden Gophers and 7-2 for the Badgers.

View Wisconsin vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Golden Gophers here saw them open as 27-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Gophers at No. 93 and the Badgers at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 60-14 result in favor of the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 111-ranked offense (18.7 PPG) against a Badgers defense that ranks No. 10 at 16.1 PPG. The Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 171.6 yards per game, more than the Badgers give up through the air (156.9 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Badgers feature the league's No. 40-rated road run defense, allowing 147 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 49 in rushing offense at home.

Wisconsin was a 62-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Purdue. They covered the 27–point spread as favorites, while the total score (79) made winners of OVER bettors.

Minnesota was a 31-24 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan State. They covered the 28–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Badgers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 5 games
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Wisconsin
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Wisconsin at Illinois, Saturday, November 19
Minnesota at Northwestern, Saturday, November 19

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