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Iowa Hawkeyes Visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Week 11 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Iowa Hawkeyes


Minnesota Golden Gophers
Saturday, November 08, 2014 12:00 PM ET
TCF Bank Stadium

The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon to take on the Golden Gophers in a matchup with implications for both teams' playoff hopes in the tough Big Ten West. The 6-2 Hawkeyes are coming off a 48-7 beating of Northwestern as three-point favorites that lifted them to 3-1 in conference play, tied with Minnesota and just a half game back of Nebraska. The win was the fourth SU and ATS in Iowa's last five, improving them to 6-2 overall.

The Golden Gophers are coming off a bye in Week 10 following a 28-24 loss to Illinois the previous week which ended a four-game SU winning streak. While Minny is undefeated SU at home this season, they have provided bettors with mixed results, going 3-2 ATS on home turf and 2-3 ATS as favorites. The Golden Gophers are also a worrisome 3-10 SU in their last 13 against Iowa, including a 23-7 home loss to the Hawkeyes last season.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Iowa Hawkeyes were listed as 1-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week.

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Computer Prediction: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Hawkeyes to win this game on Saturday 27-23. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-4 ATS. Iowa is 4-4 on the over under betting totals; Minnesota is 2-5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Iowa injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 76 (Minnesota Golden Gophers) and the No. 23 (Iowa Hawkeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Golden Gophers No. 76-ranked offense (28.12 PPG) against a Iowa Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 18 at 20 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 140.5 yards per game, less than the Iowa Hawkeyes give up through the air (185.38 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Iowa Hawkeyes own the league's No. 54-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 160.33 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 25 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Akrum Wadley went over the 100-yard mark (106) in his team's latest effort as Iowa defeated Northwestern by a score of 48-7 on Saturday.

Last time we saw the Golden Gophers, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Fighting Illini rolled to a 28-24 victory at Memorial Stadium.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds Trends

Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Iowa is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games
Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa at Illinois, Saturday, November 15th
Minnesota home to Ohio State, Saturday, November 15th