BetNow’s Top Picks for Guaranteed Rate Bowl: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 12/28/2021

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BetNow's Top Picks for Guaranteed Rate Bowl West Virginia Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 12-28-2021

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 12/28/2021 – On Tuesday, the battle for the Guaranteed Rate Bowl will take place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona as the West Virginia Mountaineers take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Mountaineers finished sixth in the Big 12 Conference play and the Golden Gophers finished second in the Big 10 West. The online sportsbook odds have predicted a winner for this exciting game based on the odds and betting lines. Both teams will enter this game riding a two-game winning streak.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 12/28/2021

When: Tuesday, December 28, 10:15 PM ET
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 12/28/2021
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Mountaineers +7 (-110) 44.5 o (-110) +230
Golden Gophers -7 (-110) 44.5 u (-110) -270
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West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers held a 4-5 conference record and finished this season with a 6-6 overall record. The Mountaineers took out the Kansas Jayhawks in their last game with a 34-28 final score. Jarret Doege went 16 for 21 with his passing attempts for 170 yards. The Mountaineers ran the ball 50 times for 261 yards. West Virginia will need a stronger offense unit to outrun the Golden Gophers. The Mountaineers finished behind the Kansas State Wildcats in Big 12 Conference play.

Players to watch: J. Doege QB (CMP 254, ATT 386, YDS 2908, CMP% 65.8, AVG 7.5, LNG 55, TD 19, INT 11, SACK 30, SYL -221, RTG 139.6), G. Greene QB (CMP 16, ATT 26, YDS 147, CMP% 61.5, AVG 5.7, LNG 28, TD 0, INT 0, SACK 2, SYL -36, RTG 109), L. Brown RB (ATT 223, YDS 1065, AVG 4.8, LNG 80, TD 13), G. Greene QB (ATT 48, YDS 297, AVG 6.2, LNG 67, TD 4), W. Wright Jr. WR (REC 60, YDS 672, AVG 11.2, LNG 40, TD 5).

Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Golden Gophers won six of their nine conference games and finished their regular season with an 8-4 overall record. Minnesota finished right behind the Iowa Hawkeyes but held the same record as the Wisconsin Badgers. Minnesota defeated Wisconsin in their last game with a 23-13 final score. The Golden Gophers are reaching an average of 26.1 points per game with their offense. Tanner Morgan contributed 1935 yards with 10 scores while Ky Thomas contributed 680 yards with five scores.

Players to watch: T. Morgan QB (CMP 141, ATT 236, YDS 1935, CMP% 59.7, AVG 8.2, LNG 68, TD 10, INT 8, SACK 20, SYL -148, RTG 135.8), C. Kramer QB (CMP 3, ATT 3, YDS 62, CMP% 100, AVG 20.7, LNG 37, TD 2, INT 0, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 493.6), K. Thomas RB (ATT 145, YDS 680, AVG 4.7, LNG 38, TD 5), M. Irving RB (ATT 114, YDS 570, AVG 5, LNG 41, TD 4), C. Autman-Bell WR (REC 35, YDS 490, AVG 14, LNG 68, TD 6).

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Numbers

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West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Mountaineers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
West Virginia are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games played in December.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Golden Gophers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Minnesota are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games this season.
Minnesota are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games played in December.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Picks

The Golden Gophers have an equally strong defense that is giving up only 18.3 points to opponents. The Guaranteed Rate Bowl Picks are in favor of the Golden Gophers to win with a predicted score of 31-17.