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Spartans take on Golden Gophers in Week 4 contest

San Jose State SpartansMinnesota Golden Gophers
Sep 21, 12:00 PM | Turf of TCF Bank Stadium


San Jose State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds





Minnesota looks to cover the Golden Gophers-Spartans point spread this week and improve its overall 3-0 mark when they host San Jose State in Week 4 action.

The Spartans will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Gophers are 2-1 ATS. San Jose State is 0-2 against the total, while Minnesota is 2-1 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Golden Gophers at No. 119 and the Spartans at No. 103 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 47-25 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 41.3 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 17 PPG. The Golden Gophers aerial game is averaging 116.7 yards per game, less than the Spartans secondary allows through the air, 199.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Spartans own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 197 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 51 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

San Jose State was a 34-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stanford. They covered the 24.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (47) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Jose State was hammered in its last outing, as Stanford ran up a 34-13 score against them at Stanford Stadium.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 29-12 winner as they battled Western Illinois at home. Minnesota failed to cover in the match as a 27-point favorite, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Golden Gophers grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Leathernecks in their last game, winning 29-12 at TCF Bank Stadium.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2




A few Spartans at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
San Jose State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
San Jose State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose State's last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
San Jose State home to Utah State, Friday, September 27
Minnesota home to Iowa, Saturday, September 28