Minnesota at Wisconsin College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Camp Randall Stadium
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Camp Randall Stadium is the venue for the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 6 point favorites. The Badgers are 3-8-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-5-0. The Golden Gophers are 6-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-0.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-8-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/11/18 OL Donnell Greene Head is questionable Saturday vs Northwestern
11/06/18 RB Shannon Brooks Knee is out for season
09/24/18 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
09/10/18 RB Rodney Smith Leg is out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
11/12/18 OL David Edwards Arm is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 QB Alex Hornibrook Concussion is doubtful Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 RB Bradrick Shaw Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 LB Mason Stokke Leg is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 S Reggie Pearson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 S Scott Nelson Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 RB Taiwan Deal Hamstring left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/11/18 CB Travian Blaylock Leg is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
11/05/18 NT Olive Sagapolu Arm is out for season
10/04/18 TE Zander Neuville Leg is out for season
09/29/18 DE Keldric Preston Undisclosed has left team
09/06/18 S Patrick Johnson Personal has left team
09/03/18 OL Blake Smithback Leg is out for season
09/03/18 LB Mason Platter Leg is out for season
08/31/18 CB Dontye Carriere-Williams Personal has left team
08/19/18 WR Quintez Cephus Legal problems is out indefinitely
07/04/18 DE Garrett Rand ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have run for 1,766 yards as a unit, which ranks 71st in the nation. They've run 433 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 45 times for 458 yards so far this year, which has them 125th in the country in penalties. They are 73rd in Division 1 in points scored with 305. They have run 750 plays this year for 4,223 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Golden Gophers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 75th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 231 1st downs this season, ranking them 57th overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Morgan has completed 73 throws while attempting 123 passes for a completion percentage of 59.3%. He has passed for 1,145 yards this year. He averages 8.3 adjusted yards per throw and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 146.6.
The Golden Gophers rush defense has given up 361 attempts for 1,878 yards this season, putting them in 74th place in the country against the run. They have had 62 penalties for 595 yards on defense this year. That places them 65th in Division 1. Minnesota is 81st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 320. They have given up a total of 4,373 yards on D, which is 75th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 91st in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 238 throws on 364 attempts against the Minnesota Golden Gophers defense this season, ranking them 119th and 95th in the country. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,495 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 56th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Minnesota Golden Gophers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,028 yards on 50 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 67th in the NCAA in punting average. Minnesota is 104th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 198 punt return yards and average 18 yards per return, which is 5th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 679 yards on special teams, which puts them 26th in kick return yardage. The Golden Gophers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,100.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Badgers are 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 336. They have run 743 plays this season for 4,885 yards, which ranks them 113th in the nation in total offense. The Wisconsin Badgers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 16th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 242 1st downs this year, placing them 45th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wisconsin has run for 3,051 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the country. They've run 482 times, averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Badgers have been penalized on offense 67 times for 634 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the nation in penalties. Jack Coan has thrown for 488 yards this season. He has completed 50 passes on 82 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.2. He averages 6 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Wisconsin is 44th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 254. They have surrendered a total of 3,980 yards on D, which is 46th in Division 1. The Badgers are ranked 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 194 passes on 328 attempts against the Wisconsin defense this season, placing them 54th and 58th in the country. The Wisconsin Badgers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,286 yards through the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 384 attempts for 1,694 yards this year, putting them in 56th place in D-1 against the run. The Badgers have committed 41 penalties for 396 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Wisconsin is ranked 87th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 84 punt return yards and average 6 yards per return, which is 103rd in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 537 yards on special teams, ranking 60th in kick return yardage. The Wisconsin Badgers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 33rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,506. The Badgers have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 10, which is 90th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Wisconsin kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 42 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,804 yards on 47 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 113th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +6
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