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College Football Handicapping: Week 10
(4-4) Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (3-5)
Date: Saturday, November 3rd 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Golden Gophers -9.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63
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We have reached week ten of the college football season which means most games are conference showdowns. In this game the Minnnesota Golden Gophers make the trip to Memorial Stadium to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini.
The Gophers have won the last three games played between the two teams.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are a young team and it has shown on the field but they come into this game off a huge win.
In their last game they took on the Indiana Hoosiers and the offense was good putting up 38 points. Although they almost blew it late, they did enough to hold on and come out with a victory.
Tanner Morgan will get the start at quarterback again this week and he has looked good in the last few weeks. He has thrown for 551 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
He brings a running threat that defenses have to respect and that has helped the offense move the ball better. In this game they need Morgan to have another big game.
If Morgan struggles they could lose this game and chances for a bowl game are really going to decrease. If they want to make a bowl game they need a win in this game.
Illinois Fighting Illini
On the other side of this matchup is the Illinois Fighting Illini who are led by Lovie Smith but some have to wonder how much time he has left. A win in this game would help but it’s unclear if the Fighting Illini will keep him after this year.
The Illini only have three wins on the year and none of the teams are any good. In their last game against Maryland the defense really struggled giving up 63 points and that led to a loss.
On the offensive side of the ball the Illini are decent averaging 25 points per game and in this game they can’t turn the ball over.
If they want to win this game it’s going to come down to the defense. They need to create some turnovers and they can’t let up 30 or 40 points again.
If this game becomes a shootout they are going to have some issues winning this game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- ILL are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in November.
- Under is 21-8 in ILL last 29 home games.
- ILL are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games.
- Road team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Free Week 10 NCAA Football Pick
The Golden Gophers are going to make a statement in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Golden Gophers -9.5
I think they will run up the score and the Fighting Illini will have zero chance to win.
Week 10 Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 38 – Illinois 23
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