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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at TCF Bank Stadium.

Penn State was a 24-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 42-39 result against Indiana on November 2. Minnesota covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 81 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Current streak:
Minnesota has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Penn State: 5-3 SU, 3-5 ATS
Minnesota: 7-2 SU, 6-3 ATS

Penn State most recently:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Minnesota most recently:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Penn State's last 16 games
Penn State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Penn State

Next up:
Penn State home to Purdue, Saturday, November 16
Minnesota home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 23