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Minnesota vs Iowa Betting Preview

Defense has been the focal point when the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes meet with the UNDER cashing in five of the past six games between the two teams. Minnesota and Iowa will clash once again this Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • The home team is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings between the two teams.
  • Minnesota is 9-0 ATS in their last nine November games.
  • Iowa’s final three opponents have a combined 10-18 record.

Minnesota has lost their past three games, two of which were against teams within the Top 25. If the Gophers want to shock the Hawkeyes they will need quarterback Mitch Leidner to repeat his performance against Iowa from last year when he threw for four touchdowns in just 10 passes.

Iowa is currently tied atop the Big Ten with Ohio State with both teams posting a perfect 9-0 record overall and a 5-0 conference record. The Hawkeyes rank eighth in the nation in points allowed with only two teams eclipsing 20 points against them twice all season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -11 for the Iowa Hawkeyes, with the line currently -11.5. The total for the game opened at 46, but has since fallen to 45.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 34-25 result in favor of the Hawkeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Minnesota Golden Gophers have seen them go 4-5 and 4-5 ATS so far this season, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are at 9-0 and 6-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 5-4, while the Golden Gophers are 4-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Minnesota injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Iowa Hawkeyes at No. 26 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 77 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Iowa's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 32.89 PPG, against a Minnesota defense that ranks No. 52 this week at 24.33 PPG. The Iowa aerial game is averaging 207 yards per game, more than the Minnesota Golden Gophers secondary allows through the air, 177.44 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Golden Gophers feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 153.25 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, ranks No. 65 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ezekiel Elliott tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards in the latest Golden Gophers game, a 28-14 loss to the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium.

Akrum Wadley ran through the Indiana defense for 120 yards in Iowa's last game, handing the Hoosiers a 35-27 setback on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Iowa
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games
  • Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Illinois, Saturday, November 21st
Iowa home to Purdue, Saturday, November 21st