Vegas releases opening line for Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe between Wisconsin-Minnesota
Wisconsin travels to Minnesota to end the 2023 regular season as the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe is renewed.
The Badgers are bowl-eligible in Luke Fickell’s 1st season, getting past Nebraska 24-17 on Senior Day. Meanwhile, the Golden Gophers are 5-6 and in need of a win to claim a postseason spot; their last time missing a bowl in a non-COVID season was in 2017.
The opening line for the game has been released, and the Badgers are favored by the slightest of margins. They are a point favorite to defeat the Golden Gophers on the road, as you can see below. The over-under is set at 41.5:
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Minnesota has actually won the last 2 meetings between the 2 programs. In 2022, it defeated Wisconsin 23-16 in Madison while taking the 2021 edition 23-13 at home. Prior to that, the Badgers had won 16 of the last 17.
Wisconsin-Minnesota is set for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff from Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The game will be televised on FS1.