The Dino Barbers and Syracuse Orange will face PJ Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday afternoon. The opponents of the Powerstation converge at the 2022 Pinstripe Bowl at New York’s Yankee Stadium. Syracuse is his 7-5 overall and his 2-0 overall Pinstripe Bowl record. Minnesota is 8-4 overall and has won five bowls in a row. Minnesota quarterback Tanner, whose Morgan (upper-body injury) missed his last four games, is available for this game, but Fleck has neither Morgan nor Athan. I did.
The Caesars Sportsbook lists Minnesota as the 11-point favorite in New York at kickoff this 2pm ET. In the latest Syracuse vs. Minnesota odds, the total number of points Vegas thinks he will score, or over/under, is 44.5. Before you lock in your Minnesota vs Syracuse pick, you should check out college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer models.
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The model now has its sights set on Syracuse vs. Minnesota, anchoring its pick and pinstripe bowl predictions. Visit SportsLine today to see our model recommendations. Here are the Syracuse vs Minnesota college football odds and betting lines:
- Syracuse vs. Minnesota Spread: Minnesota -11
- Syracuse vs. Minnesota Over/Under: 44.5 points
- Syracuse vs Minnesota moneyline: Minnesota -430, Syracuse +328
- SYR: Orange is 6-6 to the spread this season
- MINN: The spread for the Golden Gophers this season is 7-5.
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Why Syracuse Has You Covered
Syracuse’s offense is at its optimum level without star runback Sean Tucker (NFL opt-out) being available in this game, but Orange has strong good intentions. Syracuse averaged 8.4 yards per pass attempt, putting him in the top three in the ACC, while the Orange only recorded eight interceptions in his 12 games. Syracuse is above average in his production rushing overall, averaging over 140 yards per game on the ground. Minnesota also has the fewest defensive sacks (17) of any Big Ten team.
On defense, Syracuse ranks in the ACC’s top five in total defense (338.8 yards per game) and scoring defense (22.7 points per game), with the Oranges elite on passes. This included his ACC mark being top 2 in pass defense (188.8 yards per game), allowing him 31 sacks and his 6.4 yards per pass attempt. In his 12 games for Minnesota he had only 10 passing touchdowns, and Golden his gophers made less than 61% of his pass attempts.
Why Minnesota Has You Covered
Minnesota’s defense is incredible. The Golden Gophers ranked fourth in the nation in scoring defense, with only 13.3 points per game he gave. Minnesota is also among the top four teams in the Big Ten in total defense (279.5 yards allowed per game) and pass defense (173.7 yards allowed per game). He had a 57.4% completion percentage for the Golden Gophers and was a regular in Minnesota during his season.
Minnesota has only given up 3.7 yards per carry and 105.8 rushing yards per game, and Syracuse’s offense looks fragile without Tucker. Syracuse has averaged less than 21 points per game in his last six contests. Syracuse also had pass protection issues, with him giving up 40 sacks in 12 games.
How to make a Syracuse vs. Minnesota pick
SportsLine’s model leans toward total points, predicting a total of 47 points. The model also shows that he hits one side of the spread more than 50% of the time. Model picks can only be found on SportsLine.
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