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Golden Gophers face Spartans in Week 10 odds

Minnesota Golden GophersMichigan State Spartans
Nov 5, 12:00 PM | Grass of Spartan Stadium

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD6-2

The visiting Golden Gophers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Spartan Stadium against the Spartans.

The Golden Gophers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 5-3 ATS. Minnesota is 4-4 on the totals; Michigan State is 2-5.

View Minnesota vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Spartans were listed as 27.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 10 and the Golden Gophers sitting at No. 102. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 34-7 result in favor of the Spartans this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 74-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 105 at 34 PPG. The Spartans passing attack has averaged 230.2 yards per game, more than the Golden Gophers give up through the air (229 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Gophers own the league's No. 102-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 215.7 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 54 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 22-21 winner at home against Iowa. They covered the 14.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (43) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Michigan State was a 24-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (27) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Golden Gophers at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Michigan State
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 7 games
Michigan State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 12
Michigan State at Iowa, Saturday, November 12