Minnesota vs. Nebraska - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-2) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm (TCF Bank Stadium)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Saturday in college football action at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost six of their last seven road games. Adrian Martinez is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 1,245 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Martinez has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 15 games. JD Spielman and Wan'Dale Robinson have combined for 736 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Maurice Washington has 11 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 196.3 yards per contest, and Martinez leads the way with 341 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 26.5 points and 383.3 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 49 tackles, Khalil Davis has three sacks and Eric Lee Jr. has two interceptions.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for another win to improve to 6-0 and stay in the Big Ten title conversation. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won five of their last six home games. Tanner Morgan is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 1,250 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Morgan has two or more touchdown passes in each of his last four games. Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson have combined for 887 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Chris Autman-Bell has 11 receptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ground game is averaging 159 yards per contest, and Rodney Smith leads the way with 536 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 27.2 points and 314.4 yards per game. Antoine Winfield Jr. leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers with 27 tackles, Sam Renner has two sacks and Kamal Martin has two interceptions.
The Cornhuskers are 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The under is 4-1 in Golden Gophers last 5 home games. The over is 8-1 in Cornhuskers last 9 road games.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last eight games ATS as a road favorite. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have covered 10 of their last 13 games as a home favorite. Nebraska is dealing with injury issues to Adrian Martinez and JD Spielman, and somehow the Cornhuskers are still favored on the road against an undefeated team? This line makes zero sense. Even if Nebraska was completely healthy, I'd give the edge to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, a team that's done nothing but win games this season and have an offense that's getting better by the game. Nebraska is so up and down and often play at their worse on the road.The Gophers have been red hot and I don't see the Huskers cooling them off.