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Fighting Illini take on Golden Gophers in Week 13 contest

Illinois Fighting IlliniMinnesota Golden Gophers
Nov 26, 3:30 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

6-5TEAM RECORD2-9

The NCAAF betting menu features a clash between Minnesota and Illinois on Saturday, with the host Golden Gophers trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

This season the Golden Gophers are 2-9 overall and 6-5 ATS against the number, while the Fighting Illini are 6-5 and 5-6 ATS. As for the totals, Minnesota is 5-6 on the OU, and Illinois is 3-8.

View Illinois vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Golden Gophers pegged as 10.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 93 (Golden Gophers) and the No. 16 (Fighting Illini) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 29-8 result in favor of the Fighting Illini is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 112-ranked offense (17.6 PPG) against a Fighting Illini defense that ranks No. 16 at 19.5 PPG. The Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 156.3 yards per game, less than the Fighting Illini give up through the air (165.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Fighting Illini feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 106.7 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 57 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Illinois was a 28-17 loser at home against Wisconsin. They covered the 14.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 28-13 loser on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 16–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Fighting Illini at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Illinois's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois's last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Illinois is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Illinois
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Illinois

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