Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers in NCAAF odds tilt

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Oct 1, 12:00 PM | Turf of Michigan Stadium

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds

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The Wolverines will try to win and cover the spread at Michigan Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Golden Gophers in Week 5 action.

The Golden Gophers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolverines are 3-1 ATS. Minnesota is 2-2 on the totals; Michigan is 1-3.

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Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Golden Gophers in this one found them as 20-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 at OddsShark have the No. 113-rated Golden Gophers taking on the No. 33-rated Wolverines in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 43-20 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 32 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 75 this week at 26.8 PPG. The Wolverines aerial game is averaging 156 yards per game, less than the Golden Gophers secondary allows through the air, 278.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Gophers feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 67 yards per game. Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 37-24 loser at home against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (61) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Michigan was a 28-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Diego State. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites, while the total score (35) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Golden Gophers at Wolverines trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Michigan
Minnesota is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
Michigan is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Purdue, Saturday, October 8
Michigan at Northwestern, Saturday, October 8

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