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2023 NCAAF Handicapping Analysis: Week 9
(2-5) Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-3)
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
NCAA Week 9 ATS Betting Lines: (BET NOW!) Michigan State +7 | Minnesota -7
Week 9 CFB Moneyline Odds: Michigan State +220 | Minnesota -282
College Football Betting Total: O/U 40.5
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Minnesota will look to carry over the momentum from last year’s 34-7 win over Michigan State. The Golden Gophers had a big game in the passing attack, throwing for 268 on 26 attempts.
Defensively, Minnesota gave up 202 passing yards and 38 on the ground.
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Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State’s offense will need to bounce back in a big way this week, as they were shutout in the team’s 49-0 loss to Michigan.
Michigan State’s average scoring differential for the season is -9 leading to an ATS mark of 2-3-1. The Spartans have been favored one time and the underdog in five game
So far in this season, Michigan State has posted an over/under record of 3-3. On average, their matchups have yielded a combined score of 46.7 points, with the typical over/under line set at 45.8 points.
Michigan State Spartans Stats
Heading into their matchup vs. Minnesota, the Spartans’ offense is averaging 108.7 rushing yards per game, along with 3 yards per attempt.
They currently hold the 110th rank in rushing yards and 82nd rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 217.6 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Michigan State is at 18.9 points per game, which is 89th in the NCAA.
This season, the Spartans’ defense has allowed 119.9 rushing yards per game, ranking 162nd. Opponents average 238.9 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks have put together a passer rating of 91.4 against Michigan State.
They hold the 40th position in NCAA points allowed.
Offensively, the Spartans, didn’t score vs. Michigan. Overall, they threw for 133 yards on 29 attempts. In the running game, they averaged 1.7 yards per attempt for a total of 49 yards.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are coming off a 12-10 win over Iowa. This was a big win for the Golden Gophers, as they were actually trailing 10-9 going into the 4th quarter.
Against the spread, Minnesota has gone 2-4 this season.
The Golden Gophers have been favored three times compared to three games as the underdog.
After seven games, the average over/under line in Minnesota’s matches stands at 44 points. The collective score in their games has averaged 44.6 points, resulting in an OU record of 2-4.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats
Heading into their matchup vs. Michigan State, the Golden Gophers’ offense is averaging 171.7 rushing yards per game, along with 4 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 52nd rank in rushing yards and 122nd rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 131.9 yards per game.
In terms of scoring, Minnesota is at 20.3 points per game, which is 86th in the NCAA.
Offensively, the Golden Gophers achieved 12 first downs and a total of 245 yards in offense. In the passing game, they threw the ball 25 times for 126 yards. Their rushing attack produced 119 yards on 43 attempts.
Minnesota comes into the game 82nd in points allowed, allowing 24.3 points per game.
Teams have been gaining 218.3 passing yards on average against them (81st). Against the run, they’re giving up 120 yards, placing them 46th in college football.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Football Betting Trends
- The Spartans are 1-3-1 in their last five games as an underdog.
- Conversely, the Golden Gophers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
- Also, the Spartans are 4-4-2 ATS in their last ten road games.
- On the other side, the Golden Gophers have gone 4-6 across their last ten home games.
- Over the Spartans’ last 3 road games, the over/under record is 2-1.
- The Golden Gophers’ have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last 3 games at home.
Michigan State vs. Minnesota Line Movement
4* Free Week 9 NCAA Betting Prediction: Michigan State +7
Wrong team favored! Spartans win this outright.
Going into this matchup, Minnesota’s offense has had difficulty converting on third downs. I expect them to struggle once again and like Michigan State +7.
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Michigan State Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA Betting Tweet Of The Day
Spartans lead the All Time Series 30-18. 13-11 in games played in Minni. Who’s House? 🏚️
Game 8 up next❕
— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) October 25, 2023
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