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MInnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Big Ten Betting Preview for Week 10

Michigan WolverinesMinnesota Golden Gophers
Nov 3, 12:00 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium

Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds


Michigan travels to Minnesota on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-3 mark in Week 10 action with a victory over the Golden Gophers.

The Wolverines will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Gophers are 4-4 ATS. Michigan is 3-5 against the total, while Minnesota is 3-4 versus the number.

The spread opened late with Minnesota as 11-point home underdogs at Bovada with the total hovering around 46.5 at most online sportsbooks.

View Michigan vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 68-rated Golden Gophers and the No. 15-rated Wolverines in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 34-26 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 83-ranked offense, averaging 25.2 PPG, against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 17.2 PPG. The Golden Gophers aerial game is averaging 206.2 yards per game, more than the Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 145.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wolverines own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 135.5 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 53 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Michigan lost its last outing, a 23-9 result against Nebraska on October 27. Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 32 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, the Wolverines were Week 9 losers coming out on the wrong end of 23-9 score against Nebraska.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 44-28 winner as they battled Purdue at home. Minnesota covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 72 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Donnell Kirkwood went over the 100-yard mark (134) in his team's latest effort as Minnesota defeated Purdue by a score of 44-28 on Saturday.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

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

A few Wolverines at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Michigan is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Michigan
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
Michigan home to Northwestern, Saturday, November 10
Minnesota at Illinois, Saturday, November 10