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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 10/05/2019 Odds, Picks and Game Analysis

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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 10-05-2019 Odds, Picks and Game Analysis

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 10/05/2019- Illinois Fighting Illini will need to face a tougher opponent this week as they head down the road to kick-off against Minnesota Golden Gophers. Illinois enters this week with a 2-2 record on the season. The Golden Gophers, on the other hand, has done an excellent job by keeping their record intact. The Fighting Illini are not entirely bad when it comes to the defensive end, they managed to play some impressive football in two of their successful games. However, the Golden Gophers are strong from both ends of the field.

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 10/05/2019 Picks

When: Saturday, October 5, 3:30 PM EST
Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: BTN
Stream: CBS Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers 10/05/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Illinois Fighting Illini +13.5 (-110) 62 o (-115) +425
Minnesota Golden Gophers -13.5 (-110) 62 u (-105) -550
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Illinois Fighting Illini

Quarterback Brendon Peters has performed well for Illinois by covering a span of 765 passing yards. Peters achieved 10 touchdowns with three interceptions. The Fighting Illini are currently on a two-game losing streak including their last game against Nebraska. It was not a bad attempt against Nebraska as Illinois lost with just a four-point difference. Peters tried his best alongside Reggie Corbin, who is the leading rusher for Illinois. The Fighting Illini will need to focus on scoring extra points against Minnesota.

Players to watch:Brandon Peters QB (69 CMP, 117 ATT, 765 YDS, 59 CMP%, 6.5 AVG, 52 LNG, 10 TD), Reggie Corbin RB (44 ATT, 314 YDS, 7.1 AVG, 66 LNG, 3 TD), Dre Brown RB (27 ATT, 165 YDS, 6.1 AVG, 36 LNG, 1 TD), Ricky Smalling WR (21 REC, 200 YDS, 9.5 AVG, 26 LNG), Josh Imatorbhebhe WR (11 REC, 193 YDS, 17.5 AVG, 36 LNG).

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota Golden Gophers have done well with Tanner Morgan gaining control of the ball. The talented quarterback has covered 1,095 throwing yards with two interceptions and 10 touchdowns. Morgan has been the bright spot for the Gophers and he seems to be getting a good amount of support from Rashod Bateman. Minnesota’s Jordan Howden is the leading tackler for his team and overall they have some potential players on their squad this year. Getting past Illinois should not be a major issue for the Golden Gophers.

Players to watch:Tanner Morgan QB (69 CMP, 94 ATT, 1,095 YDS, 73.4 CMP%, 11.6 AVG, 73 LNG 10 TD), Rodney Smith RB (76 ATT, 325 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 17 LNG, 2 TD), Mohamed Ibrahim RB (29 ATT, 124 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 14 LNG, 2 TD), Rashod Bateman WR (21 REC, 466 YDS, 22.2 AVG, 47 LNG, 4 TD), Tyler Johnson WR (25 REC, 312 YDS, 12.5 AVG, 73 LNG, 4 TD).

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends

Trends

Illinois Fighting Illini

Fighting Illini is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Illinois’s last 10 games
Illinois is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois’s last 7 games on the road
Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Illinois is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Golden Gophers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Gophers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Illinois
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Illinois

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Picks

Minnesota Golden Gophers have Tanner Morgan to back them as a potential quarterback. Whereas, Illinois is struggling to make ends meet with their offense. The college football odds seem to be in favor of the Gophers this time. There is no doubt that Minnesota has a stronger team, the Gophers have a great opportunity this year to outscore several other opponents. The predicted score is 40-21.