Free NCAA Football Prediction: Golden Gophers vs. Boilermakers Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 5
(2-2) Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Purdue Boilermakers (3-1)
Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Minnesota +2.5 | Purdue -2.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Minnesota +130 Purdue -150
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 47
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to go one game over .500 this Saturday, as they travel to West Lafayette to take on the Purdue Boilermakers during the early window of this college football slate.
The Purdue Boilermakers are coming off of a nice win last time out against the Illinois Fighting Illini winning a tight one which ended up 13-9 flexing some defensive muscle in that contest.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota is really tough to put your finger on, as they just lost to the Bowling Green Falcons which frankly should not happen, as Bowling Green is one of the worst teams in a weak MAC conference.
It would be very easy for us to just say Minnesota is bad, but you then look at the game before that and see a 30-0 win over Colorado, so I genuinely think we have no idea which Golden Gophers team we are going to get here.
Generally you expect a team to come back with a big performance after a performance like that, and if they are able to shake that loss off and let it motivate them, they certainly have the talent to be able to beat Purdue. I would look out for running back Treyson Potts here, as he has looked electric at times and getting the run game going will be critical to success here in this matchup.
The Boilermakers are perfect this year outside of a loss to Notre Dame and they really have looked good in plenty of their games and should be able to give the Golden Gophers everything they can handle here.
QB Aiden O’Connell has also looked pretty good so far this year, but he really does need to clean up the interceptions, as he has thrown 4 already this year and his 2 picks against the Fighting Illini almost cost them that game. The Golden Gophers defense is also no joke, so it will be important for the Boilermakers to find some balance on offense before they go for those deep shots.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Golden Gophers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Golden Gophers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Golden Gophers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Golden Gophers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Boilermakers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Boilermakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
- Boilermakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
I am still shocked by that performance last week by Minnesota, but if I can put a line through that performance the rest of this season looks strong for Minnesota. I like this Golden Gophers defense and with the interception problem Aiden O’Connell has had I can see them forcing some turnovers here and then leaning on strong defensive play to either win this one outright or cover this 2.5 point spread.
4* Free Week 5 NCAA Betting Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers ATS +2.5
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