Minnesota vs. Wisconsin - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wisconsin Badgers (9-2) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm (TCF Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Saturday in week 14 college football action at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for another win to win double-digit games for the fifth time in the last six years. The Wisconsin Badgers have split their last four road games. Jack Coan is completing 72.7 percent of his passes for 2,029 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Coan has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Quintez Cephus and Jake Ferguson have combined for 916 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while AJ Taylor has 21 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 250.3 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 1,685 yards and 18 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 14.4 points and 268.4 yards per game. Chris Orr leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 64 tackles, Zack Baun has 11 sacks and Eric Burrell has three interceptions.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for another win to produce at least 11 victories for the third time in school history. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won six straight home games. Tanner Morgan is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 2,679 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions. Morgan has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. Tyler Johnson and Rashod Bateman have combined for 2,048 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns while Chris Autman-Bell has 24 receptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ground game is averaging 184.7 yards per contest, and Rodney Smith leads the way with 1,063 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 21 points and 300.1 yards per game. Antoine Winfield Jr. leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers with 76 tackles, Carter Coughlin has 4.5 sacks and Kamal Martin has two interceptions.
The Badgers are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the underdog is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Golden Gophers last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Badgers last 7 road games.
The Wisconsin Badgers are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games as a road favorite. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as a home underdog. The Wisconsin Badgers have bounced back with three straight wins after back-to-back road losses, but there's just something about this team that's missing from past years. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have had one hiccup all year, which was a close road loss to Iowa. For whatever reason oddsmakers continue to disrespect the Golden Gophers and I can't understand it. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are a close group that plays with a chip on its shoulder and will look to send their seniors off with a victory. Give me the ML.