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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Minnesota Golden Gophers Underdogs vs Cornhuskers at Minnesota

The Golden Gophers hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Minnesota Golden Gophers pay a visit to TCF Bank Stadium in Week 7 betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Minnesota Golden Gophers here saw them at Bovada as 1.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 24-22 victory for the Golden Gophers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers currently sport a record of 4-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-4 and 3-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minnesota Golden Gophers post a 2-4 over under record this season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers have gone 3-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Nebraska injuries news.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 19.67 PPG, against a Nebraska defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 23.83 PPG. The Minnesota aerial game is averaging 176.5 yards per game, less than the Nebraska Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 348.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Nebraska Cornhuskers own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 131.5 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cornhuskers were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 23-21 score against Wisconsin.

Last time we saw the Boilermakers, they had no answer for Shannon Brooks as the Golden Gophers rolled to a 41-13 victory at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Nebraska's last 17 games
  • Nebraska is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • 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 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Northwestern, Saturday, October 24th
Minnesota home to Michigan, Saturday, October 31st