|Big Ten College Football Week 14 Odds: Minnesota vs. Michigan State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:00|
Minnesota vs. Michigan State Odds
Michigan State is 10-1 on the season, 7-0 in the Big Ten, 6-0 at home and 7-3-1 against the spread. Minnesota is 8-3 overall, 4-3 in the Big Ten, 3-1 on the road and 8-3 against the spread. Michigan State has won three straight over Minnesota.
Trends show that the Golden Gophers are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 meetings with the Spartans and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 trips to Michigan State. The underdog has also covered in 10 of the last 12 in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Michigan State is favored at home, as the Spartans have odds of -14.5 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Michigan State favored by 14.5 points. The spread climbed to 15 before falling back to 14.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 41 points.
Michigan State is coming off a 30-6 win at Northwestern last week. The Spartans have won seven straight since losing 17-13 at Notre dame. Michigan State has one of the top defenses in the country, allowing just 12.5 points per game this season. Offensively, MSU has improved as the season has moved on, posting 30.8 points per game. The team has been led by running back Jeremy Langford, who has rushed for 1,076 yards and 15 touchdowns. Connor Cook has thrown for 1,976 yards and 16 touchdowns while having just three interceptions.
Minnesota is coming off a 20-7 loss to Wisconsin at home. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Gophers. Minnesota is giving up just 23.1 points per game this season on defense, while the offense is posting 28.5 points per game. The offense has been led by running back David Cobb, who has rushed for 1,010 yards and seven touchdowns, while quarterback Philip Nelson has 1,211 passing yards with nine touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Minnesota running back Berkley Edwards (ankle) and offensive lineman Matt Leidner (illness) are both questionable for the game. Michigan State has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Michigan State, as the Spartans are getting 61% of the wagers with odds of -14.5 points against Minnesota on Saturday.