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Golden Gophers host Hawkeyes in Week 9 action

Iowa HawkeyesMinnesota Golden Gophers
Oct 29, 3:30 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD1-6

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Hawkeyes on Saturday when they take on the Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 9 action.

The Golden Gophers sit at 1-6 (2-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawkeyes are currently 5-2 (3-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 4-3 OU, and Iowa is 5-1 OU.

View Iowa vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Golden Gophers in this one, they're listed as 15-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Golden Gophers - Hawkeyes odds would favor the Golden Gophers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 101 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Hawkeyes sit at No. 111. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 39-9 win for the Hawkeyes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 17.4 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 42 this week at 23.3 PPG. The Golden Gophers aerial game is averaging 150.9 yards per game, less than the Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 245.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 100-rated road run defense, allowing 212.5 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 45 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Iowa, they were a 45-24 winner as they battled Indiana at home. Iowa failed to cover in the match as a 23-point favorite, while 69 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Minnesota was a 41-14 loser in its last match at home against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 24–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 55 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 5-5

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 Hawkeyes at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Iowa is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Iowa
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Iowa home to Michigan, Saturday, November 5
Minnesota at Michigan State, Saturday, November 5

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