Wisconsin vs Minnesota Line and Predictions ATS 11/30/2019
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota +3
TCF Bank Stadium is the site where Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Wisconsin as 3-point favorites. The Badgers are 6-5-0 ATS and 5-6-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Gophers are 7-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-3-1 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Wisconsin Badgers went up against the Purdue Boilermakers and won 45-24. Jonathan Taylor led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 51 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 222 yards on 28 carries which meant he averaged 7.9 yards per carry. Quintez Cephus was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 79 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 15.8 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Badgers was Jack Coan who went 15/19 with 203 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Badgers ended up rushing 54 times and totaled 404 yards which earned them an average of 7.5 yards per attempt. Overall, the Badgers earned a total of 31 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 25 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. In all, they ran 73 plays which added up to 607 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Wisconsin gave up 27 catches on 44 attempts totaling 326 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.4%. In the running game, the Badgers gave up 50 yards on 20 runs which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 376 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Badgers come into this game with a record of 9-2 for this season. For total yards, they rank 2nd in the conference and 36th in D-1 with 4,866 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 35.5 points per contest, which has them at 21st in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 251.3 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 14.4 points per game which has them at 3rd in the Big Ten Conference. In discussing yards rushing, Wisconsin is giving up 100.4 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the Big Ten Conference and 10th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the conference and 24th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,104 rushing yards through 11 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Badgers have conceded 2,102 yards. Opponents are completing 49.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Minnesota Golden Gophers took on the Northwestern Wildcats and won 38-22. Rodney Smith paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 77 yards via 15 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per run. Tyler Johnson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 125 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 17.9 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Golden Gophers was Tanner Morgan who went 15/23 with 211 yards through the air and tossed 4 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The Golden Gophers ran the ball a total of 39 times and racked up a total of 212 yards which had them averaging 5.4 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 423 yards. In the game, the Golden Gophers earned 23 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 46 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota gave up 8 catches on 12 tries totaling 95 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. Against the run, the Golden Gophers gave up 127 yards on 49 attempts which means they had an average of 2.6 yards per run allowed. On the day, they conceded 222 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
The Golden Gophers step onto the field holding a record of 10-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Golden Gophers have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Minnesota is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 184.7 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 42nd in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,032 yards rushing through 11 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Golden Gophers average 431.8 yards per game overall which has them at 46th in D-1 and 4th in the Big Ten Conference. The Golden Gophers are conceding 21 points per contest ranking them 6th in the Big Ten Conference and 27th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate units in Division 1. They are conceding 176.3 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Gophers currently sit at 4th in the Big Ten Conference. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 231 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are allowing 123.7 yards per contest which puts them at 27th in Division 1 and 7th in the Big Ten. This year, they have conceded a total of 1,361 yards rushing and 14.3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +3
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