Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Camp Randall Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+9.5)
Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-3) travel to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Wisconsin Badgers (2-1). The odds on this game have Wisconsin as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 54.5.
In their last outing, the Minnesota Golden Gophers took on the Purdue Boilermakers and took home the victory by a score of 34-31. Mohamed Ibrahim led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he ran for 3 touchdowns in this contest. He ran for a total of 102 yards by way of 25 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per run. Chris Autman-Bell was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 129 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 25.8 yards per reception for that contest. Tanner Morgan went 15/22 with 264 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Golden Gophers have attained 2,024 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they maintain an average of 198.2 yards via the ground game which ranks them 37th in the country. With reference to notching touchdowns, Minnesota has compiled 4 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of putting points on the board, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are sitting at 30.0 points per contest. When it comes to passing yardage, the Golden Gophers have allowed 1,203 yds which puts them in 63rd in the country. In total, they have relinquished 455.6 yards/game ranking them 113th in Division 1. The Golden Gophers sit in 107th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 34.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.8 yards per rush and 215.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. During their 5 games, they are allowing 240.6 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 65.9%. In total, they have allowed 1,075 rushing yards through 5 games.
Tanner Morgan has connected on 375 of his attempted career 598 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.7%. He is throwing for 210.6 yds per game. For his collegiate career, Morgan has thrown for 5,687 yards with 43 TD's and 17 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 160.6 with a TD percentage of 7.2% and an interception rate of 2.8%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 120 different times totaling -41 yds.
The last time they played, the Wisconsin Badgers faced the Northwestern Wildcats and went home in defeat by a score of 17-7. Jalen Berger led the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 17 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 93 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 6.2 yards per tote. Jake Ferguson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 58 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 8.3 yards per catch in this contest. Graham Mertz went 23/41 with 230 yards by way of passing and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 3 picks for the contest.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Badgers are ranked 34th in the country by scoring 33.7 PPG. During the season thus far, the Badgers have racked up 605 passing yards along with an average of 201.7 passing yards per game, putting them at 93rd in the nation. They are averaging 219.7 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 659 yards overall. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 421.3 yards/outing ranking them 47th in Division 1. Wisconsin has allowed a total of 202 yards on the ground (67.3 yards/game) as well as 0 touchdown on the ground so far this year. The Badgers are conceding 11.7 points per contest, which has them sitting 15th in the country. This season, they have given up 35 total points. They have conceded 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 166.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 15th in Division 1.
During the 5 contests in his collegiate career, Graham Mertz has connected on 64 of 94 attempts for 678 yds. He averages 135.6 yards per game through the air with a 150.4 quarterback rating. Mertz has passed for 8 touchdowns while tossing 3 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 25 yards on 17 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 8.5% and his interception rate is 3.2%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +9.5
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