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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Minnesota Golden Gophers Underdogs vs Hawkeyes at Minnesota

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium in Week 6 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Minnesota Golden Gophers pegged as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 29-27 result in favor of the Golden Gophers. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-2-1 ATS. Iowa is 2-3 against the over under total, while Minnesota is 2-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Iowa injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 74-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers and the No. 42-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 36.25 PPG, against a Iowa defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 18.4 PPG. The Minnesota aerial game is averaging 211.5 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 181.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Iowa Hawkeyes own the league's No. 75-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 193 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 40 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 38-31 score against Northwestern.

Rodney Smith went over the 100-yard mark (104) in his team's latest effort, but Penn State still defeated Minnesota by a score of 29-26.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Iowa is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
  • Iowa is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Iowa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa at Purdue, Saturday, October 15th
Minnesota at Maryland, Saturday, October 15th