Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Odds: Badgers Laying Points with Big Ten Implications on the Line
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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Odds
|Date||Saturday, Nov. 27|
|Time||4 p.m. ET|
Minnesota and Wisconsin — two places that are not known as somewhere you want to be in late November.
But college football fans, particularly those in the Big Ten conference, will have their eyes on this one as the Wisconsin Badgers travel to Minnesota to take on the Golden Gophers.
Wisconsin opened as 7-point road favorites on Circa Sportsbook, but that line has moved down to 6.5 where it sits on most books as of Sunday afternoon.
The Badgers control their own destiny in the Big Ten West — beat the Gophers and they will play for the Big Ten title at Lucas Oil Stadium.
That could be easier said than done as Minnesota also has a chance to win the Big Ten West. It needs to win and get some additional help. If the Gophers win, Nebraska beats Iowa and Purdue beats Indiana, then Minnesota will be playing for the Big Ten title.
There are some scenarios where Wisconsin could lose and still win the Big Ten West. Particularly, if Nebraska beats Iowa and Indiana beats Purdue.
The Badgers come into this contest at 8-3, having won seven-straight games after getting off to a 1-3 start. Wisconsin has covered four of its last five spreads.
The Badgers seem to have found some magic in the form of freshman running back Braelon Allen. He only had 12 total carries in the first four games. Since then he’s rushed for 1,013 yards on 128 carries, averaging a whopping 7.9 yards per carry.
Minnesota is another team that seems to have gotten better as the season has gone on. The Gophers have a 7-4 record and have won five of their last seven, going 5-2 ATS in that span.
There is nothing that jumps off the page about this Minnesota team but it has been able to keep the games close against top opponents Ohio State and Iowa, losing by a combined 19 points.
Keep an eye on the weather in this game as the current forecasts show a high of 36 degrees and 8-10 MPH wind. There’s no snow currently in the forecast but things can change over the course of the week.
With a total set at 39.5, nobody is expecting high-flying offenses in this game, and it could turn out to be a grind-it-out typical Big Ten football game.