Minnesota vs. Michigan Odds

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ANN ARBOR, MI (The Spread) – No. 19 Michigan looks to get its act together on Saturday when it opens Big Ten play against Minnesota at 3:30PM ET on ABC.

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Michigan is 4-0 on the season, 3-0 at home and 2-2 against the spread. Minnesota is 4-1 overall, 1-0 on the road and 3-2 against the spread. Michigan has won its last five against Minnesota.

Trends show that Michigan has covered the spread in 5 straight over Minnesota, but the road team is 6-2 against the spread in the last 8 games of this series. These two have also hit the under in 3 of their last 5 meetings in Ann Arbor.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Michigan is the favorite at home, as the Wolverines have odds of -19.5 points against the Golden Gophers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 50 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Michigan favored by 20.5 points. The spread hit a peak of 21 points and is currently at its low of Michigan -19.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 50 points.

Michigan is coming off a bye week last week, but the Wolverines have struggled in their last two games, beating the likes of Akron and Connecticut by a combined 7 points. Michigan is only allowing 21 points per game, but the offense has been struggling as of late. Devin Gardner has thrown for 801 yards and seven touchdowns, but has eight interceptions as well. Gardner has also rushed for 301 yards and five touchdowns. Jeremy Gallon has added 22 catches for 328 yards and four scores.

Minnesota started 4-0, but opened Big Ten play last week with a 23-7 loss to Iowa. The Golden Gophers are averaging 34.8 points per game despite being held to 7 points last week. The defense is holding opponents to just 20.6 points per game. The key for Minnesota has been its ground attack, which averages 231.8 yards per game. Four different players have over 200 yards rushing for Minnesota, led by David Cobb, who has rushed for 352 yards and five touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Minnesota running back Berkley Edwards (ankle) and offensive lineman Ed Olson (ankle) are both questionable. Michigan linebacker Cameron Gordon (undisclosed) is questionable as well.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Minnesota, as the Golden Gophers are getting 53% of the wagers with a point spread of +19.5 at Michigan on Saturday.

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