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Sep 14, 12:00 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds


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.

View Western Illinois vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.


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