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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 11/07/2020 NCAAF Previews, Odds & Spread

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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 11-07-2020 NCAAF Previews Odds & Spread

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 11/07/2020 – Two teams that are yet to win their first game this season are all set to clash in a Big 10 Conference play. The new sports betting sites are up with the predictions of this game as Minnesota Golden Gophers take on Illinois Fighting Illini for their week 10 of college football. Both teams are holding a 0-2 record in the Big 10 West and they are sitting at the same fourth position. Overall, the Gophers and Fighting Illini are holding the same 0-2 record. This is all set to be an interesting game since one team is sure to progress and win their first game.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 11/07/2020

When: Saturday, November 7, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Illinois
TV: BTN
Stream: Sofascore

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini 11/07/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Golden Gophers -7.5 (-110) 60.5 o (-110) -283
Fighting Illini +7.5 (-110) 60.5 u (-110) +252
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Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers lost their opening game against the Michigan Wolverines with a final score of 49-24. The Golden Gophers were way too weak with their defense and they struggled to make ends meet. Last week, they had a close call against Maryland Terrapins and they were forced to settle with a score of 45-44. From the defensive end, Jordan Howden and Tyler Nubin managed to contribute eight tackles each. It was a close call for the Gophers, but they were unable to get those extra two points to victory.

Players to watch: T. Morgan QB (CMP 28 ATT 46 YDS 386 CMP% 60.9 AVG 8.4 LNG 45 TD 2 INT 1 SACK 6 SYL -48 RTG 141.4), M. Ibrahim RB (ATT 67 YDS 347 AVG 5.2 LNG 33 TD 6), T. Potts RB (ATT 8 YDS 63 AVG 7.9 LNG 29 TD 0), R. Bateman WR (REC 14 YDS 163 AVG 11.6 LNG 38 TD 0).       

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini had a terrible defeat against Wisconsin in their opening game. The Fighting Illini scored just seven and gave up 45. In their second outing, Illinois struggled to get past Purdue Boilermakers as they scored 24 and gave up 34. The Fighting Illini seem to be struggling with a weak offensive unit and their defensive unit is not strong enough to back them. Coran Taylor was unable to do much from the quarterback spot as he contributed 273 yards with two TDs in total.

Players to watch: B. Peters QB (CMP 8 ATT 19 YDS 87 CMP% 42.1 AVG 4.6 LNG 26 TD 0 INT 0 SACK 2 SYL -9 RTG 80.6 ATT 7 YDS 75 AVG 10.7 LNG 31 TD 0), I. Williams QB (CMP 0 ATT 3 YDS 0 CMP% 0 AVG 0 LNG 0 TD 0 INT 1 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG -66.7), M. Epstein RB (ATT 8 YDS 36 AVG 4.5 LNG 20 TD 0), B. Hightower WR (REC 1 YDS 26 AVG 26 LNG 26 TD 0). 

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Numbers

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Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games.
Minnesota is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games.
Minnesota is 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games against Illinois.
Golden Gophers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Illinois.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
Fighting Illini are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Illinois is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Illinois is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Fighting Illini are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

This might turn out to be an equally balanced game. However, the Fighting Illini is still not perfect with their performance. The online sportsbooks have predicted Minnesota Golden Gophers to win and cover with a score of 38-27.