Indiana vs. Minnesota Prediction
Will the Minnesota Golden Gophers get themselves a win in the Big Ten when they play host to Indiana on Friday night at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, October 26, 2018
8PM ET – TCF Bank Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Indiana is favored on the road, as the Hoosiers are getting odds of -2 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 54 points. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on Indiana on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Gophers on four-game skid
Minnesota has lost four straight games coming into Friday. The last loss was this weekend at Nebraska, 53-28. Minnesota is now 3-4 overall, 0-4 in the Big Ten, 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 with the over. They have failed to cover in three of their last four games.
Minnesota has been struggling on defense as of late and now giving up 28.6 points and 397.7 yards per game. On offense, the Gophers are putting up just 25.9 points and 368.1 yards per game. Zack Annexstad has thrown for 1,277 yards and nine touchdowns, but also has seven interceptions. He is dealing with an abdominal injury that has him listed as questionable for this game. Tyler Johnson has been the top receiver with 705 yards and six scores on 47 catches. Mohamed Ibrahim is the leading rusher with 464 yards and three touchdowns.
Indiana looking to get on track
Indiana lost its third straight last weekend in a 33-28 defeat at the hands of Penn State. The Hoosiers are now 4-4 on the season, 1-4 in the Big Ten, 3-5 against the spread and 5-3 with the over. Indiana has covered in two of its last three games.
IU has been streaky on offense, averaging 26.4 points and 418.9 yards per game. Peyton Ramsey is leading the team with 1,860 passing yards and 13 touchdowns, but he also has eight interceptions. Stevie Scott is the leading rusher with 695 yards and six scores. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 28.8 points and 389.3 yards per game.
College Football Betting Trends
The Gophers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six conference games, but 11-3-3 ATS in their last 17 games following a failed cover.
The Hoosiers are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 conference games.
While both teams have been losing, I feel Indiana has played the tougher opponents. They are coming off three straight losses to Ohio State, Iowa and Penn State. Minnesota has suffered losses to the likes of Maryland and Nebraska. The Hoosiers have a more consistent offense and that should be the difference in this game. Minnesota hasn’t shown an ability to move the ball in conference play.
College Football Prediction: Indiana -2