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Cornhuskers visit Golden Gophers in Week 8 NCAAF clash

Nebraska CornhuskersMinnesota Golden Gophers
Oct 22, 3:30 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds


TCF Bank Stadium will feature Golden Gophers vs. Cornhuskers on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 8 action.

They battle the Cornhuskers, currently with a 5-1 mark (1-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-2 for the Golden Gophers and 4-2 for the Cornhuskers.

View Nebraska vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Golden Gophers were listed as 23.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Golden Gophers, currently No. 98 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cornhuskers, who rate No. 41 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 39-12 victory for the Cornhuskers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 109-ranked offense (18 PPG) against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 67 at 27.2 PPG. The Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 155.7 yards per game, less than the Cornhuskers give up through the air (204.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 76-rated road run defense, allowing 184 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 34 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 34-27 winner as they battled Ohio State at home. Nebraska failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Minnesota was a 45-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Purdue. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Cornhuskers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games
Nebraska is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Nebraska home to Michigan State, Saturday, October 29
Minnesota home to Iowa, Saturday, October 29