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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers 01/01/2020 Predictions, Odds and Picks

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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers 01-01-2020 Predictions Odds and Picks

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers 01/01/2020 – The Minnesota Golden Gophers face the Auburn Tigers at the Outback Bowl to kick off the New Year. NCAAF Vegas odds tip the Golden Gophers to prevail and get their first Outback Bowl to win to complete its season. On the other side, the Tigers have been here before. Auburn will be playing its fifth Outback Bowl and aim for its third win.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers 01/01/2020

When: Wednesday, January 01, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: SofaStream

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers 01/01/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Gophers +10 (-107) 51.5 o (-110) +319
Tigers -10 (-107) 51.5 u (-110) -361
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Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota Golden Gophers are having a great season and winning the Outback Bowl will only make it sweeter. The Golden Gophers started the season with a nine-game streak before bowing to Iowa. They also dropped their last game against Wisconsin, a loss that carried bowl assignment implications. Minnesota will rely on Tanner Morgan on offense against Auburn. The sophomore quarterback has thrown 2,975 yards with 28 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. Aside from Tanner, the Gophers have other offensive options. Minnesota owns a decent defense, holding opponents to 22.4 points per game. They need to improve on that against a dangerous Tigers team.

Players to watch:

T. Morgan QB (191 CMP 289 ATT 2975 YDS 66.1 CMP% 10.3 AVG 73 LNG 28 TD 6 INT 30 SACK -185 SYL 180.4 RTG), R. Smith RB (212 ATT 1094 YDS 5.2 AVG 64 LNG 8 TD), M. Ibrahim RB (94 ATT 464 YDS 4.9 AVG 36 LNG 6 TD), R. Bateman WR (57 REC 1170 YDS 20.5 AVG 66 LNG 11 TD), T. Johnson WR (74 REC 1114 YDS 15.1 AVG 73 LNG 11 TD).

Auburn Tigers

The Auburn Tigers can end the season with a bang by winning the Outback Bowl. They ended the season by defeating Alabama. Auburn will turn to Bo Nix to lead the team on offense once more. This season, he has thrown 2,366 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. On the defensive side, Derrick Brown will be around to keep things in check. Auburn is holding opponents to just 18.6 points and 323.9 yards per contest.  

Players to watch:

B. Nix QB (200 CMP 351 ATT 2366 YDS 57 CMP% 6.7 AVG 78 LNG 15 TD 6 INT 15 SACK -115 SYL 124.3 RTG), J. Whitlow RB (147 ATT 739 YDS 5 AVG 39 LNG 9 TD), D.J. Williams RB (79 ATT 387 YDS 4.9 AVG 70 LNG 2 TD), S. Williams WR (55 REC 801 YDS 14.6 AVG 48 LNG 8 TD), A. Schwartz WR (35 REC 391 YDS 11.2 AVG 50 LNG 1 TD).

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers Betting Numbers

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Minnesota Golden Gophers

Gophers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Minnesota is 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.
Gophers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games this season.
Minnesota is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games when playing as the underdog.

Auburn Tigers

Tigers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn’s last 5 games.
Auburn is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
Tigers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games this season.
Auburn is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Big 10 conference.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Auburn Tigers Betting Picks

Football betting lines install the Minnesota Golden Gophers as slight favorites to edge the Auburn Tigers. The Tigers are projected to win via a score of 33.2-32.6 covering the spread and the total going over.