Point Spread: 7.00 | -109.00 Minnesota (Home)
I like Minnesota to cover the spread against Wisconsin in this game on Saturday. I think this is going to be a close game between these 2 rival teams. Minnesota has looked good in most of their conference games this year with a few slip ups here and there. They really slipped up against Illinois losing at home in a completed dud of a game for them but they played Iowa the next week very well losing that game by 5 points. Their offense has looked really good in their other games and they have put up 30+ points in 4 of their 6 previous games. Their defense has also looked really solid and has not given up 17+ points in 4 of their previous 5 games. I think Minnesota's run game has been really good too lately rushing for 200+ yards in their previous 2 games and I think they are going to lean heavy on their run game again here. Wisconsin has looked really good in their games leading up to this one but they couldn't pull away from a struggling Nebraska last week and let them hang around all day in that game with a chance to even win it. Wisconsin is a run heavy team too with a really good defense on top of it. I think that they are going to rely on their defense and their running in this game and I think both teams will be battling for control on the ground. I expect this to be a lower scoring game with a slower pace that both teams stay within reach of each other the entire time. I like Minnesota to cover the spread in this game.
T.M. Prediction: 24-20 Wisconsin.