Iowa vs. Minnesota Week 11 Prediction
Big Ten rivals coming off their first victories of the season will meet tonight in Minnesota when the Golden Gophers host the Iowa Hawkeyes at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 58.5 and the spread holding steady at 3.5 in favor of Iowa, what’s the best play for bettors tonight?
127 Iowa Hawkeyes (-3.5) at 128 Minnesota Golden Gophers (+3.5); o/u 58.5
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 13, 2020
Iowa Hawkeyes Game Notes
Iowa redshirt sophomore QB Spencer Petras completed 15-of-27 passes for 167 yards with a touchdown in a 49-7 win over Michigan State on Saturday. This is the best we've seen Petras this season. He didn't do anything fancy, but he kept the chains moving when he had to and he avoided mistakes after being staked to a lead. Petras remains a big ball of clay: a 6'5 pocket-passer with a rocket-launcher arm but a processor that must speed up with experience.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Game Notes
Minnesota redshirt junior QB Tanner Morgan completed 17-of-26 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 41-14 win over Illinois. Boy was somebody happy to see Illinois’ defense today! Morgan (6'2/215) had surprisingly struggled in Minnesota’s first two games, both losses, throwing for only 386 yards on around 60% completions with a 2/1 TD/INT ratio against Michigan and Maryland. Minnesota’s offensive line, which had two high-profile opt-outs, held up much better today than it had in previous weeks, which helped Morgan's cause too. Minnesota has a big game on deck with another underachieving 1-2 program that wants to get back to .500 – Iowa at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday night.
Iowa vs. Minnesota Betting Prediction
The Hawkeyes are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four meetings with the Golden Gophers while the road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last five series meetings. Iowa is also 17-6 at the betting window in its last 23 games as a road favorite and is 4-1 against the number in its last five road contests when facing an opponent with a losing home record. On the other side, the Golden Gophers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games when facing an opponent with a losing road record.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 BETTING PREDICTION: IOWA HAWKEYES -3.5