Cornhuskers battle Golden Gophers in Week 12 odds

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Nov 17, 3:30 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds

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Coming off a fourth-straight victory Nebraska will try to hang on to first place in the Big Ten's Legends Division when it hosts 6-4 Minnesota Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, Big Ten Network).

The Huskers, who are tied with Michigan for the lead the division and hold the tie-breaker over the Wolverines, were early 18-point favorites over the Gophers.

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Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Cornhuskers as 19-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 56-rated Golden Gophers taking on the No. 15-rated Cornhuskers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 39-28 win for the Cornhuskers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 37.4 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 30 this week at 22.3 PPG. The Cornhuskers aerial game is averaging 213.1 yards per game, more than the Golden Gophers secondary allows through the air, 168.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Gophers feature the league's No. 81-rated road run defense, allowing 194.8 yards per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 17-3 winner on the road against Illinois. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (20) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Donnell Kirkwood ran through the Illinois defense for 152 yards in Minnesota's last game, handing the Fighting Illini a 17-3 setback on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska was a 32-23 winner in its last match at home against Penn State. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 55 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Ameer Abdullah went over the 100-yard mark (116) in his team's latest effort as Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 32-23 on Saturday.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Golden Gophers at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nebraska is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Nebraska is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Michigan State, Saturday, November 24
Nebraska at Iowa, Friday, November 23