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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Syracuse Orange Preview

NCAAF Predictions breaks down each NCAAF matchup of the season, sharing betting information and statistics that helps you get into the game.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are heavy favorites (-10.5) in their Pinstripe Bowl matchup versus the Syracuse Orange. The game has an over/under of 44.5 points.

The Orange are double-digit, 10.5-point underdogs in their matchup against the Golden Gophers (the game has an over/under of 44.5 points).

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: The Bronx, New York
  • Stadium: Yankee Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Minnesota (-10.5)
  • Moneyline: Minnesota (-415), Syracuse (+319)
  • Total: 44.5 Points

Minnesota Betting Info

  • Minnesota's record against the spread is 7-5-0.
  • Against the spread as 10.5-point or better favorites, Minnesota is 5-1.
  • There have been four Minnesota games (of 12) that went over the total this year.
  • The Golden Gophers have won 66.7% of the time they have played as moneyline favorites (6-3).
  • The Golden Gophers have played in five games with moneyline odds of -415 or shorter and won each time.

Syracuse Betting Info

  • Syracuse has beaten the spread six times in 12 games.
  • Syracuse has yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 10.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • There have been five Syracuse games (out of 12) that went over the total this season.
  • This season, the Orange have been the underdog five times and won one of those games.
  • The Orange have played as an underdog of +319 or more once this season and lost that game.

Minnesota vs. Syracuse Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Golden Gophers and Orange
Golden Gophers Stats Orange
185.9 Pass yards 223.4
173.7 Pass yards against 188.8
218.4 Rush yards 142.8
105.8 Rush yards against 150.1
+4 Turnover differential +7

Minnesota Leaders

  • Tanner Morgan has 1,324 passing yards for Minnesota, completing 67.3% of his passes and tossing seven touchdowns and five interceptions this season.
  • Mohamed Ibrahim has 1,594 rushing yards on 304 carries with 19 touchdowns.
  • Treyson Potts has carried the ball 92 times for 447 yards (37.3 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Daniel Jackson's leads his squad with 484 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on 33 catches (out of 56 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
  • Brevyn Spann-Ford has caught 40 passes for 481 yards (40.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
  • Mike Brown-Stephens has been the target of 40 passes and compiled 22 receptions for 338 yards, an average of 28.2 yards per contest..
  • Danny Striggow has 3.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL, 16 tackles, and one interception.
  • Minnesota's top-tackler, Mariano Sori-Marin, has 74 tackles, five TFL, and one sack this year.
  • Tyler Nubin leads the team with four interceptions, while also putting up 53 tackles, two TFL, and four passes defended.

Syracuse Leaders

  • Garrett Shrader has thrown for 2,306 yards on 173-of-266 passing with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 416 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.
  • Sean Tucker has run the ball 206 times for 1,058 yards, with 11 touchdowns. He's also tacked on 36 catches for 249 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Oronde Gadsden II has hauled in 897 receiving yards on 54 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring six touchdowns as a receiver.
  • Damien Alford has caught 17 passes and compiled 372 receiving yards (31 per game) with two touchdowns.
  • Devaughn Cooper's 29 receptions (on 41 targets) have netted him 371 yards (30.9 ypg) and three touchdowns.
  • Caleb Okechukwu paces the team with seven sacks, and also has five TFL, 35 tackles, and one interception.
  • Syracuse's top-tackler, Mikel Jones, has 51 tackles, three TFL, and four sacks this year.
  • Ja'Had Carter leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 26 tackles and three passes defended.

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Minnesota vs. Syracuse Over/Under Trends

  • Minnesota and its opponents have scored more than 44.5 points in three of 12 games this season.
  • Syracuse has played seven games this season that have gone over 44.5 combined points scored.
  • Minnesota has an average point total of 44.7 in their games this year, 0.2 more points than this matchup's over/under.
  • Syracuse's matchups this season have a 52.1-point average over/under, 7.6 more points than this game's total.

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