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Week 5 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines

Minnesota Golden Gophers


Michigan Wolverines
Saturday, September 27, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Michigan Stadium

The Michigan Wolverines will look to rebound from a bad performance at home when they host the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. The Wolverines have failed to cover the spread in their last three games after losing to the Utah Utes 26-10 last week as 3-point favorites.

The Golden Gophers are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games following a 24-7 win against the San Jose State Spartans last week as 7.5-point home favorites. However, Minnesota has struggled against Michigan, going 0-6 straight up and ATS in the past six meetings.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Michigan Wolverines as -9.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check 5Dimes for the latest on the over under).

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 30-23 win for the Wolverines on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Michigan will face the 3-1 Minnesota Golden Gophers, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Michigan Wolverines are 1-3 so far this season while the Golden Gophers are 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan vs Minnesota injuries news.

The game pits the Michigan Wolverines, currently No. 67 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who rate No. 70 in the latest survey.

How Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Michigan Wolverines No. 94-ranked offense (24 PPG) against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 33 at 20.25 PPG. The Michigan Wolverines passing attack has averaged 193.25 yards per game, less than the Minnesota Golden Gophers give up through the air (252.25 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Minnesota Golden Gophers feature the league's No. 60-rated road run defense, allowing 169 yards per game. Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 40 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Minnesota was a 24-7 winner at home against Spartans. They covered the -7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (31) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. David Cobb tore up the turf for 207 rushing yards in the latest Golden Gophers game, a 24-7 win over the Spartans at TCF Bank Stadium.

Michigan lost its last outing, a 26-10 result against Utes on September 20. Michigan failed to cover in that game as a -3-point favorite, while the 36 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Wolverines suffered a Week 4 loss against Utah in their last game, falling 26-10 at Michigan Stadium.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games
Michigan is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Northwestern, Saturday, October 11th
Michigan at Rutgers, Saturday, October 4th