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Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Minnesota Golden Gophers Week 8 Betting Pick and Odds

A key Week 8 battle has the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights travelling to Minnesota on Saturday to face the Golden Gophers.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 23-10 win for the Golden Gophers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-2 so far on the season, and 2-3-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, are 2-5 and 2-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Minnesota go 2-4 and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights go 4-2-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Rutgers injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 59 and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at No. 124 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Golden Gophers No. 61-ranked offense (30.5 PPG) against a Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 119 at 37.71 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 182.33 yards per game, more than the Rutgers Scarlet Knights give up through the air (170.43 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights own the league's No. 110-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 250.5 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 56 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Scarlet Knights were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-7 score against Illinois.

In their last game, Minnesota got a 144-yard performance from Rodney Smith as a key part of its 31-10 win over Maryland.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers home to Indiana, Saturday, November 5th
Minnesota at Illinois, Saturday, October 29th