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Week 3 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to pick up win and cover the spread at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in Week 3 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in this game found them listed as -9.5-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 25-19 win for the Golden Gophers. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-0 overall and 1-1 ATS against the spread, while the Blue Raiders are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. As for the totals, Minnesota is 1-1 on the OU, and Middle Tennessee is 0-2 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Middle Tennessee injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 33 and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at No. 72 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Golden Gophers No. 66-ranked offense (32.5 PPG) against a Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 73 at 25.5 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 198.5 yards per game, less than the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders give up through the air (239 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 126 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 66 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Raiders grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Orange in their last game, winning 30-23 at Carrier Dome.

In their last gridiron battle, Tyler Johnson did much of the damage, producing 127 receiving yards as Minnesota beat the Beavers 48-14 at Reser Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Middle Tennessee's last 10 games
  • Middle Tennessee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Middle Tennessee's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Middle Tennessee home to Bowling Green, Saturday, September 23rd
Minnesota home to Maryland, Saturday, September 30th