Minnesota at Wisconsin - 11/26/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Wisconsin Badgers (6-5) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-4)

Game Info: Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)

Betting Odds: Wisconsin Badgers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 35.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Camp Randall Stadium. When these two teams faced off last year it was Minnesota that secured the 23-13 victory. 

Minnesota comes into this game with a 7-4 record and they have gone 6-5 against the spread. In the last game against the Iowa Hawkeyes, they had plenty of chances, but couldn’t find the end of the zone, and ended up losing 13-10. Running back Mo Ibrahim had a huge game finishing with 39 carries for 263 yards and a touchdown. The Gophers are averaging 28.7 points while their defense is giving up 13.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 3rd best in all of college football. On the season Mo Ibrahim has rushed 277 times for 1.524 yards and 19 touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is Wisconsin who sits with a 6-5 record and they have gone 5-6 against the spread. In the last game against Nebraska, it took 12 points in the 4th quarter, but they were able to secure a 15-14 win. Graham Mertz hasn’t lived up to the expectations and in the last game, he completed 8 of his 18 passes for only 83 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Running back Chez Mellusi did have a big game finishing with 98 yards on 21 carries. The Badgers are averaging 27.5 points while their defense is giving up 20.3 points per game. 

Minnesota is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games. Wisconsin is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games against a winning record. The Gophers are 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings between the two teams in Wisconsin.

This total is at least five points too high. Both of these teams have strong defenses and both teams are going to try and keep the ball on the ground. Look for both offenses to really struggle to get quality scoring chances here, and that is going to lead to this game staying under the total. This is going to be a game where both teams have quarterback play. Back the under to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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