Texas Bowl Prediction - Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Syracuse Orange ATS
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Minnesota Golden Gophers -4
vs Syracuse Orange +4
Lines both at -110 from 5Dimes.
This game is going to feature a matchup between two strong run teams. Minnesota had a great season running the ball. In every win they ran up at least 175 yards on the ground. In their 4 losses they did not cross the 140 yard mark. Facing big teams Minnesota rose to the occasion and beat Northwestern and at the time 24th ranked Nebraska. They did struggle down the stretch losing to a Rose Bowl bound Michigan St team and also a very good Wisconsin team, BUT they kept the games close with strong physical play.
Syracuse was quite another story. They struggled mightily against their top opponents and even lost to some of the same teams Minnesota defeated in Penn St and Northwestern. Syracuse The closest matchup to Minnesota that Syracuse has faced would be Georgia Tech who also relies on a run attack. Georgia Tech torched Syracuse 56-0.
I like this game to be won in the trenches and feature both teams trying to establish the run and grind out field position.
My prediction is 24-16 Minnesota
4 units Minnesota -4
2 units Under 48
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