Free Week 6 Prediction: Hawkeyes vs Golden Gophers Odds
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(3-2) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-1)
Date: Saturday, October 8th
Time: 12:00 PM/EST
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa -2
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The Iowa Hawkeyes have really lost their mojo ever since their home upset loss to the Bison of North Dakota State. Iowa struggled in a win against Rutgers and they lost again at home versus Northwestern
The Minnesota Golden Gophers, meanwhile, are trending in the right direction.
While they are coming off a tough loss on the road against the Nittany Lions of Penn State this is a team that is playing with a lot of confidence.
One of the keys to last year’s success was the fact that the Iowa Hawkeyes were able to pound the rock time and time again. That hasn’t been the case this year.
Iowa was held to 79 yards rushing last week against Northwestern and for the season the Hawkeyes have only averaged 4.4 yards per rush. Which isn’t bad, but it isn’t as dominate as Iowa needs their rushing game to be.
It’ll be interesting to see this Hawkeye running attack go up against this Golden Gophers defense that has been stout in the running game this year.
The most yards Minnesota has allowed is 158 yards rushing and per play the Golden Gophers are allowing 3.44 yards per rush. It’s going to be yet another stiff test for this Hawkeye running game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are coming off a tough loss on the road against the Penn State Nittany Lions. What let the Golden Gophers down was their passing attack.
They allowed 335 yards through the air which was easily the most they’ve allowed through the air this year. Luckily, for Minnesota, Iowa has struggled to throw the ball.
Iowa has only gone over 200 yards passing twice this year and per throw Iowa is averaging a little over 12 yards per pass play.
Stylistically, this game favors Minnesota plus they are at home which may end up giving them the edge.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Iowa is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Minnesota
- Iowa is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- Iowa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games in Minnesota
- Minnesota under is 5-2 in their last 7 games against Iowa
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Prediction
I look for this to be a low scoring defensive battle between two pretty tough defenses. This is an evenly matched game and in a game like this give me the home dog.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Minnesota +2
The pick for me would be taking the home dog in this one. These are two pretty evenly matched teams, but give me the younger team that is playing with confidence.
Also, I would even take a look at the over/under total. Currently, there is no line, but more than likely I would take the under. These are two pretty difficult defenses to run on and more than likely this will be pretty low scoring.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 27 – Iowa 24
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