Minnesota vs Wisconsin Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 13 (Gophers Keep Paul Bunyan's Axe)
Minnesota vs Wisconsin Week 13 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (6-5, 4-4 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium — Madison, WI
Week 13 of the 2022 college football season includes a Big Ten border battle between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers. Paul Bunyan's Axe is at stake in this rivalry game.
Minnesota vs Wisconsin Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MINN: (+138) | WISC: (-166)
Spread: MINN: +3.5 (-115) | WISC: -3.5 (-105)
Total: 35.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Wisconsin enters this rivalry game as a small home favorite on the spread (-3.5) and moneyline (-166). A win by Minnesota returns +138 on the moneyline. The very low total has risen up to 35.5 points.
Minnesota vs Wisconsin Prediction & Pick
Saturday's weather in Madison looks fine with near 50 degress and winds 10-15 MPH. This low total is worth attacking to the over, and it's up 2 points from Sunday's opener in Las Vegas. Minnesota's rushing attack should continue to have success even against the Badgers solid run defense. Gophers RB Mohamad Ibrahim is No. 3 in the country rushing for 1,524 yards and leads the nation with 19 rushing touchdowns. Ibrahim rushed for an incredible 263 yards vs. Iowa last week against the Hawkeye's very similar run defense as the Badgers.
The Gophers passing game has struggled over the last six games with starting QB Morgan missing some time. But backup Athan Kaliakmanis has a strong arm and is more mobile. His accuracy has not been good, but he did pass for 175 yards at Penn State a month ago against a little better pass defense than the Badgers in his first start.
The Gophers defense has kept them in games holding opponents to 64 yards below their season average. Wisconsin has held their last three opponents to under 200 yards offense and won three of their last four games. But Badgers QB Graham Mertz has tossed 9 INT's with just 57% accuracy and he'll need to be better for a Badgers win.
Final Score Prediction: Minnesota: 23 | Wisconsin: 20
Minnesota vs Wisconsin Betting Trends
- Minnesota is 13-6 straight up in their last 17 road games.
- Minnesota is 2-16 SU in their last 18 games vs Wisconsin.
- The total has gone Under in 4 of Minesota's last 5 games.
- Wisconsin is 8-2 SU in their last 10 home games.
- The total has hit the Over in 6 of Wisconsin's last 9 games.
Minnesota vs Wisconsin Best Bet
Minnesota took back Paul Bunyan's Axe last year with a 23-13 win as 7-point underdog. The Gophers are worth a bet to upend the Badgers, who have underachieved this year while firing their head coach mid-season as well. The Badgers scored 10 points with less than 230 yards in losses to top defensive teams Iowa and home to Illinois which cost the Badgers head coach his job.
Minnesota has missed out on a signature win all season including last week's 13-10 loss to Iowa. The Gophers should be a tough out with their running game and defense in this match-up against the Badgers.
Bet: Minnesota+3.5 (-110) and Over 35.5
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.