Upon his arrival to Minnesota did PJ Fleck face derision and insults. Specifically, Fleck was labeled as a used car and or snake oil salesman. More than a few observers rolled their eyes at his “Row the Boat” slogan and a related assortment of gimmicks. However, nobody is laughing now. Minnesota is undefeated and one of the most profitable teams for betting on College Football. Most important of all they will host the biggest game in the program for six decades. Saturday the also undefeated Penn State Nittany Lions will come to the land of 10,000 Lakes.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
|Date and Time:||Saturday, November 9, 2019, Noon ET|
|Location:||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Penn State Vs. Minnesota TV Coverage:||ABC|
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Overview
Minnesota has an offshore bookmaker record of 8-0 straight up, 5-2-1 vs. the line, and 5-3 over the total. Last week was a bye that followed a 52-10 home payout over Maryland. Overall the Golden Gophers rank 14th for scoring offense and 13th for total defense.
Now Penn State is 8-0 straight up, 5-3 against the spread, and 3-5 under the total. Following a 28-7 win at Michigan State, the Nittany Lions went on a bye. PSU ranks 13th nationally for scoring offense and second for points allowed.
Key Nittany Lions: QB Sean Clifford (1931 YDS, 62.0% COMP, 8.9 AVG, 20 TD, 3 INT, 14 SACK, 164.9 RTG), RB Noah Cain (68 ATT, 350 YDS, 5.1 AVG, 6 TD), WR KJ Hamler (37 REC, 620 YDS, 8 TD), PK Jake Pinegar (39-40 XP, 5-6 FG), DE Yetur Gross Matos (26 TACKLES, 5.5 SACKS, DE Shaka Toney (24 TACKLES, 5.5 SACKS)
Key Golden Gophers: QB Tanner Morgan (1761 YDS, 65.3% COMP, 10.2 AVG, 18 TD, 4 INT, 16 SACK, 180.5 RTG), RB Rodney Smith (154 ATT, 889 YDS, 5.8 AVG, 7 TD), WR Rashod Bateman (31 REC, 644 YDS, 20.8 AVG, 6 TD), PK Michael Lantz (36-38 XP, 5-8 FG), DB Antoine Winfield (34 TACKLES, 2 SACKS, 5 INT)
Penn State and Minnesota Betting Trends
The Nittany Lions are:
- 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 away games
- 0-5 under the total on the road
- 10-5 vs. the line in Big Ten road games
- 5-7 under the total vs. Big Ten teams away from home
- 2-4 on the board in their last six games at Minnesota
- 2-3 under the total in road matchups with the Golden Gophers
The Golden Gophers are:
- 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 home games
- 2-5 under the total at TCF Bank Stadium
- 5-1 with the odds at TCF Bank Stadium against Big Ten opponents
- 1-4 under the total when hosting the Big Ten
- 7-4-1 vs. the line against Penn State
- 4-2 over the total in their head to head series with PSU
Penn State vs. Minnesota Betting on College Football Picks
On this occasion, the used car Fleck is selling is quite the ride. Perhaps a ride to the Big Ten championship. As was previously noted the Gophers are good Betting on College Football values at home.
Penn State vs. Minnesota Betting on College Football Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Penn State vs. Minnesota Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Minnesota 21. Penn State 20