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NCAAF Matchup - Golden Gophers Leathernecks Odds Preview

Western Illinois LeathernecksMinnesota Golden Gophers
Sep 14, 12:00 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

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The Golden Gophers will try to win and cover the spread at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Leathernecks in Week 3 action.

They bring a 2-0 record (2-0 ATS) to the Week 3 battle against the 0-2 Leathernecks, who are 0-1-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Minnesota go 2-0 so far and the Leathernecks go 2-0.

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How They Match Up:

Western Illinois was a 37-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa State. There was no line on the game due to the fact a non-board team was involved. Western Illinois didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cyclones as Iowa State blasted them 37-3 in Week 3 action.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 44-21 result against New Mexico State on September 7. Minnesota covered in that game as a 16-point favorite, while the 65 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Minnesota got a 148-yard performance from Rodrick Williams as a key part of its 44-21 win over New Mexico State.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Leathernecks at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Western Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Western Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Western Illinois at UNLV, Saturday, September 21
Minnesota home to San Jose State, Saturday, September 21