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Golden Gophers face Wildcats in Week 12 odds

Minnesota Golden GophersNorthwestern Wildcats
Nov 19, 12:00 PM | Grass of Ryan Field

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD5-5

A key Week 12 battle has the visiting Golden Gophers travelling to Northwestern on Saturday to face the Wildcats.

They bring a 5-5 record (5-5 ATS) to the Week 12 battle against the 2-8 Golden Gophers, who are 5-5 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Northwestern go 6-4 so far and the Golden Gophers go 5-5.

View Minnesota vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Golden Gophers in this one found them as 15-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 47 and the Golden Gophers sitting at No. 92. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 31-12 result in favor of the Wildcats this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 44-ranked offense (30.9 PPG) against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 104 at 34.5 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 261 yards per game, more than the Golden Gophers give up through the air (230.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Gophers own the league's No. 79-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 188.2 yards per game when on the road. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 61 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 42-13 result against Wisconsin on November 12. Minnesota covered in that game as a 30-point underdog, while the 55 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Northwestern was a 28-6 winner in its last match at home against Rice. They covered the 17–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 34 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

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

Next up:
Minnesota home to Illinois, Saturday, November 26
Northwestern home to Michigan State, Saturday, November 26