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College Football Betting Line Favors the Minnesota Golden Gophers over the Illinois Fighting Illini

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Minnesota and Illinois on Saturday, with the host Golden Gophers trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Minnesota Golden Gophers as -7.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 25-22 win for the Golden Gophers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit at 4-6 (5-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Illinois Fighting Illini are currently 5-5 (5-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Minnesota is 5-5 OU, and Illinois is 3-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Illinois injuries news.

The game pits the Minnesota Golden Gophers, currently No. 71 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Illinois Fighting Illini, who rate No. 77 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 108-ranked offense, averaging 21.8 PPG, against a Illinois defense that ranks No. 38 this week at 22.3 PPG. The Minnesota aerial game is averaging 225.9 yards per game, more than the Illinois Fighting Illini secondary allows through the air, 197.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Illinois Fighting Illini own the league's No. 71-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 185.25 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 112 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Desmond Cain was good for 102 receiving yards in the Fighting Illini's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 28-3 to the Fighting Illini.

LeShun Daniels ran through the Iowa defense for 195 yards in Minnesota's last game, but the Golden Gophers still lost a 40-35 decision at Kinnick Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Illinois's last 9 games
  • Illinois is 5-15 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
  • Illinois is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois home to Northwestern, Saturday, November 28th
Minnesota home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 28th