Free Week 6 Prediction: Fighting Illini vs. Golden Gophers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 6
(2-2) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0)
Date: Saturday, October 5th 2019
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NCAA Football Spread: Minnesota -14
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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We have reached week six of the college football season and most matchups this week are conference showdowns.
In this game the Illinois Fighting Illini make the trip to TCF Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Illinois Fighting Illini
After winning the first two games of the season the Illinois Fighting Illini have lost two games in a row but they have kept them close.
In their last game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers they got out to a fast start but they couldn’t hang on in the second half and it led to a four-point loss.
The biggest issue for the Fighting Illini has been the way the defense has been playing. Giving up 42 points against the Cornhuskers is concerning and it’s something that needs to be changed soon.
On the offensive side the Fighting Illini are led by Brandon Peters who comes into this game having thrown for 765 yards, 10 touchdowns, and three interceptions.
In this game they need to play a full four quarters. The Golden Gophers have struggled in the fourth quarter in all four games, so even if they fall behind, they can’t give up.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
On the other side of this matchup is the Minnesota Golden Gophers who have won all four of their games, but each of the games was decided by one possession.
In their last game they dominated the Purdue Boilermakers for three quarters but in the 4th quarter they let Purdue come back and they need to work on not letting teams back in.
The major strength for the Golden Gophers is their receiving corps. The Gophers have one of the best receiving corps in the country that no one is talking about.
Rashod Bateman, Tyler Johnson, and Chris Autman-Bell are all having huge years and no one has been able to slow them down.
In this game it’s going to be about running up the score through the air. If they can do that they should have no issue in this game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1 in ILL last 8 games on fieldturf.
- Over is 7-3 in ILL last 10 games overall.
- Over is 7-3 in MINN last 10 games in October.
- Underdog is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Pick
The Golden Gophers is the better team in this game but I think the Fighting Illini can come back late.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Fighting Illini ATS
The Golden Gophers will still win this game, and it might be by ten points, but the Fighting Illini will still keep it close. I feel very strongly about this pick.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 37 – Illinois 31
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