Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Total Pick
Will Wisconsin’s defense put up another low total when the Badgers close out their regular season against Minnesota today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
169 Minnesota at 170 Wisconsin
Saturday, November 24, 2018
3:30PM ET – Camp Randall Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Wisconsin is the favorite at home, as the Badgers are getting odds of -12 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 53.5 points. The public betting currently has 63 percent going on Wisconsin at home.
Badgers outlast Purdue
Wisconsin is coming off a hard-fought 47-44 OT win at Purdue last week to avoid a second straight loss. The Badgers are 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is 3-8 against the spread and 6-5 with the over. They are 3-1 with the under over their last four games.
Wisconsin is still pretty good on defense, allowing just 23.1 points and 361.8 yards per game on the year. When it comes to offense, Wisconsin is putting up 30.5 points and 439.9 yards per contest. Jonathan Taylor continues to lead the offense with 1,869 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns this year. Alex Hornibrook continues to miss time due to a concussion and he is unlikely to play today. Jack Coan has filled in for him and has thrown for 442 yards and four touchdowns.
Gophers looking for bowl game
Minnesota is coming off a 24-14 loss at home over Northwestern last week. The Gophers have alternated wins and losses over their last five games. Minnesota is 5-6 overall and 2-6 in the Big Ten. The Gophers are 6-5 against the spread and 6-5 with the over. They have hit the under in their last two games.
The Gophers are inconsistent on both sides of the ball. For the year, Minnesota is averaging 27.7 points and 383.5 yards per game on offense. Tanner Morgan has emerged as the QB over recent weeks. He has 1,145 passing yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Tyler Johnson is the team’s leading receiver with 70 catches for 1,036 yards and 10 touchdowns while Mohamed Ibrahim is the leading rusher with 815 yards and six scores. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 29.1 points and 397.5 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing 170.7 yards per game.
College Football Betting Trends
Wisconsin has hit the over in four of its last five on fieldturf, but has hit the under in four of its last five in November.
Minnesota has hit the under in four of its last five games in November and in six of its last eight games against a winning team.
After a rough defensive showing last week, I expect the Wisconsin defense to be on top of its game today at home in its regular season finale. The Gophers have an underwhelming offense that has been hot-and-cold all year. Minnesota’s defense is also a concern this year, but Wisconsin will try and grind out the clock with its run game, especially with questions at quarterback. Look for a low-scoring Big Ten battle in Madison today.
College Football Prediction: Minnesota/Wisconsin Under 53.5