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Minnesota Golden Gophers Open as Week 9 Betting Underdogs vs Hawkeyes

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Hawkeyes in Iowa at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday in Week 9 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa Hawkeyes were sitting as -9-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

A 27-21 result in favor of the Hawkeyes was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. 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

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-3 so far on the season, and 3-3-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Minnesota Golden Gophers, meanwhile, are 4-3 and 3-4 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Iowa go 2-5 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers go 4-3 on the totals. 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. 31 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 46 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Iowa Hawkeyes No. 81-ranked offense (26.14 PPG) against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 25 at 19 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 218.71 yards per game, more than the Minnesota Golden Gophers give up through the air (183.14 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Golden Gophers own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 106 yards per game when on the road. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 79 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Fighting Illini, they had no answer for Kobe McCrary as the Golden Gophers rolled to a 24-17 victory at TCF Bank Stadium.

In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 8 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-10 score against Northwestern.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa
  • Iowa is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
  • Iowa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Michigan, Saturday, November 4th
Iowa home to Ohio State, Saturday, November 4th