Wisconsin vs Minnesota Predictions for Week 14 College Football Paul Bunyan's Axe Rivalry Game

By David Hayes
Wisconsin v Minnesota
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The No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers travel to Minneapolis to take on the No. 8 Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 129th meeting between these two programs in FBS college football's oldest rivalry. Wisconsin is a 2.5-point road favorite over the Gophers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Week 14 showdown between the Badgers and Gophers.

Wisconsin vs Minnesota Expert Predictions

Sports Illustrated
The Sports Illustrated staff is torn when it comes this Saturday's matchup, with four of the seven experts that made picks going with the Gophers to pull off the upset in an outright win.

CBS Sports
The CBS Sports staff is leaning more toward the Gophers, with five out of seven experts going with Minnesota to pull off the upset win at home Saturday.

While ESPN hasn't released individual predictions for this Saturday's matchup in Minnesota, as of publication, ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI) gives Wisconsin the edge with a 60.8 percent chance to beat Minnesota straight up.

In total, nine of the 15 experts highlighted here are backing the Gophers to come out on top in this Saturday's Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe, with the other six taking the Badgers.

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