|ESPN College Football Week 13 Odds & Spread: Wisconsin vs. Minnesota|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:00|
Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Odds
Wisconsin is 8-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big Ten, 2-2 on the road and 9-0-1 against the spread. Minnesota is 8-2 overall, 4-2 in the Big Ten, 5-1 at home and 7-3 against the spread. Wisconsin has won nine straight over Minnesota.
Trends show that the underdog has covered the spread in 5 of the last 6 games in this series. These two have hit the over in 12 of their last 13 overall meetings and in 5 of their last 6 meetings in Minnesota.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Wisconsin is the clear favorite on the road, as the Badgers have odds of -16.5 points against Minnesota. The over/under total has been set at 50 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Wisconsin favored by 14.5 points. The spread slowly made the climb to 16.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 50 points.
Minnesota is coming off a 24-10 win at home over Penn State. The Golden Gophers have now won four straight games and are still in the Big Ten chase, but need to win out and get some help to play for the title. The Gophers are posting 30.7 points per game, while the defense is allowing 23.4 points per contest. Running back David Cobb has rushed for 942 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the offense while Philip Nelson has thrown for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns.
Wisconsin is coming off a 51-3 win over Indiana. The Badgers have won five straight since losing to Ohio State, 31-24. Wisconsin is now averaging 38.5 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing just 14 points per game, which ranks fifth in the country. Melvin Gordon has rushed for 1,306 yards and 12 touchdowns while James White has added 1,156 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Joel Stave has thrown for 1,948 yards and 16 touchdowns as well.
In terms of Injuries, Minnesota running back Berkley Edwards (ankle) and receiver Derrick Engel (knee) are both questionable. Wisconsin defensive back Terrance Floyd (discipline) and offensive lineman Dallas Lewallen (leg) are both questionable as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Wisconsin, as the Badgers are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of -16.5 points at Minnesota on Saturday.