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Minnesota Golden Gophers at Northwestern Wildcats Week 12 Betting Pick and Odds

A key Week 12 battle has the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers travelling to Northwestern on Saturday to face the Wildcats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -6.5 for the Northwestern Wildcats . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 28-24 result in favor of the Wildcats on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 7-3 ATS. Minnesota is 6-4 against the over under total, while Northwestern is 4-4-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 51-rated Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 53-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 75-ranked offense, averaging 27.5 PPG, against a Minnesota defense that ranks No. 25 this week at 20.4 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 270.5 yards per game, more than the Minnesota Golden Gophers secondary allows through the air, 183.9 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Golden Gophers own the league's No. 66-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 177 yards per game when on the road. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 100 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Demry Croft tore up the turf for 183 rushing yards in the latest Golden Gophers game, a 54-21 win over the Cornhuskers at TCF Bank Stadium.

Last time out, Purdue could not slow down Ben Skowronek, who managed 117 receiving yards in the Wildcats 23-13 victory over the Boilermakers Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Northwestern is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 25th
Northwestern at Illinois, Saturday, November 25th