Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs West Virginia Mountaineers: Guaranteed Rate Bowl Betting Preview And Odds – December 28, 2021

Written By Staff on December 15, 2021

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the favourites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -4) in their Guaranteed Rate Bowl matchup versus the West Virginia Mountaineers. The predicted point total for the matchup is 44.

Betting Odds

Favourite Spread Favourite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Minnesota -4 -107 -113 44 -113 -108

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from 888Sports as of December 12, 2021, 12 AM ET.

Game Information

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  • Game Time: 10:15 PM ET
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Stadium: Chase Field

Golden Gophers Player Insights

  • Tanner Morgan has thrown for 1,935 yards (161.3 ypg) to lead Minnesota, completing 59.7% of his passes and collecting ten touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Ky Thomas, has carried the ball 145 times for 680 yards (85.0 per game), with five touchdowns this year.
  • Mar’Keise Irving has piled up 566 yards (51.5 per game) on 113 carries with four touchdowns this season.
  • Chris Autman-Bell’s 490 receiving yards (49.0 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 35 receptions and six touchdowns.
  • Michael Brown-Stephens has totalled 387 receiving yards (43.0 yards per game) and one touchdown, hauling in 22 passes this year.
  • Dylan Wright’s 16 grabs are good enough for 307 yards (38.4 ypg) and two touchdowns.

Golden Gophers Team Stats

  • The Mountaineers’ defence allowed 24.3 points per game this season. That’s close to the same as the 26.1 the Golden Gophers scored.
  • Minnesota is 6-1 overall when scoring more than 24.3 points this year.
  • The Mountaineers, on average, score 8.5 more points (26.8) than the Golden Gophers allow (18.3).
  • Minnesota is 8-2 this year in games where they allow less than 26.8 points.
  • This season, the Golden Gophers offense has averaged 361.3 yards per game, within 11.9 yards of the 349.4 the Mountaineers defense has allowed.

Golden Gophers Betting Insights

  • Minnesota has covered the spread eight times over 12 games with a set spread.
  • In games they have played as 4-point favourites or more, the Golden Gophers have an ATS 3-3 record.
  • Minnesota’s games have exceeded the total six times this season.
  • This season, Minnesota has won seven games against the spread in conference play while failing to cover twice.
  • Four points or more have favoured the Golden Gophers four times in Big Ten play this season and covered the spread in three of those matchups.
  • Last game, the Golden Gophers beat the Wisconsin Badgers by 23-13. The Golden Gophers covered the spread as 7-point underdogs.
  • The two teams combined to hit the under on the 39.5-point over/under.

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