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Hoosiers vs Golden Gophers Preview

Minnesota Golden GophersIndiana Hoosiers
6-2November 02, 2013, 03:30 | Memorial Stadium3-4

A key Week 10 battle has the visiting Golden Gophers travelling to Indiana on Saturday to face the Hoosiers.

They bring a 3-4 record (3-4 ATS) to the Week 10 battle against the 6-2 Golden Gophers, who are 5-3 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Indiana go 6-1 so far and the Golden Gophers go 5-3.

View Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Golden Gophers listed as 7-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 81-rated Golden Gophers taking on the No. 90-rated Hoosiers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 37-36 win for the Golden Gophers on Saturday.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 34-23 winner at home against Nebraska. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (57) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indiana's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 42.43 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 43 this week at 23.12 PPG. The Hoosiers aerial game is averaging 342.71 yards per game, more than the Golden Gophers secondary allows through the air, 238.25 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Golden Gophers feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 103.33 yards per game. Indiana, meanwhile, ranks No. 63 in rushing offense at home.

A few Golden Gophers at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Indiana is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indiana's last 10 games
Indiana is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Penn State, Saturday, November 9th
Indiana at Illinois, Saturday, November 9th