NCAA College Football Handicapping: Wisconsin vs Minnesota

The fans at TCF Bank Stadium will be treated to a game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers when they take their seats on Saturday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Golden Gophers listed as 3-point favorites versus the Badgers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Wisconsin held off a late rally by Michigan State to win 38-30 in Week 4.
The Badgers covered the 1.5-point spread, while the final score played OVER the day’s posted total of 52.5.
Minnesota outscored Northwestern 14-0 in the final quarter to win 35-24 in Week 4.
The Gophers covered the 1.5-point spread, while the final score played OVER the day’s posted total of 50.
Current streak:
Wisconsin has won 4 straight games.
Team records:
Wisconsin: 4-0 SU, 1-2 ATS
Minnesota: 3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS
Wisconsin most recently:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Minnesota most recently:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin’s last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Wisconsin
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Next up:
Wisconsin at Ohio State, Saturday, October 10
Minnesota home to Purdue, Saturday, October 10

 

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