Minnesota vs. Iowa Total Pick
After a major victory last week, will No. 8 Minnesota struggle when it goes on the road to face No. 20 Iowa this Saturday at 4PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
335 Minnesota vs. 336 Iowa
Saturday, November 16, 2019
4PM ET – Kinnick Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Iowa is the slight favorite at home, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -3 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 44 points. The public betting currently has 71 percent going on Minnesota as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Gophers with program win
Minnesota had the biggest win it has had in years last week when the Golden Gophers handed Penn State their first loss of 2019 in a 31-26 victory at home. The Gophers are now 9-0 on the season, 6-0 in the Big Ten, 6-2-1 against the spread and 6-3 with the over.
The Gophers have been led by their defense this season, as Minnesota is allowing just 20.7 points and 309.8 yards per game. Antoine Winfield Jr. is having a great season, as he has 54 tackles, two sacks and seven interceptions. Offensively, Minnesota is putting up 37.6 points and 432.9 yards per game. Tanner Morgan has thrown for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the offense while Rodney Smith has rushed for 940 yards and seven touchdowns. Rashod Bateman is the top receiver with 38 receptions for 847 yards and seven touchdowns.
Iowa out of the Big Ten mix
Iowa is coming off a tough 24-22 loss at Wisconsin last weekend for its third loss in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes are now 6-3 on the season, 3-3 in the Big Ten, 4-5 against the spread and 6-2-1 with the under.
The Hawkeyes have a great defense that is near the top of the nation. Iowa is giving up just 11.7 points and 289.3 yards per game. Offensively, Iowa is putting up 24.1 points and 381.8 yards per contest. Nate Stanley has been leading the Iowa offense with 2,158 passing yards and 12 touchdowns. Three different receivers have over 400 yards with Ihmir Smith-Marsette leading the way with 490 yards and three touchdowns on 33 catches. Mekhi Sargent is the leading rusher with 464 yards and four scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Golden Gophers are 6-1 with the under in their last seven against a winning team, but 6-2 with the over in their last eight overall.
The Hawkeyes are 5-1 with the under in their last six conference games while going 5-1 with the over in their last six games in November.
These two have hit the over in three of their last five meetings, but I think this game is going to be a tough watch. The Golden Gophers are definitely solid on defense. They held up against Penn State last week, if not for the Nittany Lions scoring late. Iowa just isn’t a good offensive team. Being at home should help the Iowa defense play even stronger than usual. The Hawkeyes would love nothing more than to spoil Minnesota’s perfect season. For that to happen, it will have to be a low-scoring game. I think Iowa will be able to dictate the pace of play and keep the total low.
College Football Week 12 Prediction: Minnesota/Iowa Under 44