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    At 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Northwestern Wildcats (1-2) are at home against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-1).

    The Golden Gophers are double-digit favorites (currently -11.5) in their game versus the Wildcats, with the over/under at 38 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Golden Gophers are -446 and the Wildcats are +341.)

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    Game Info for Minnesota vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    Minnesota vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Minnesota -11.5 -110 -110 38 -110 -110 -446 +341

    Minnesota Pick Insights

    • Minnesota is winless against the spread so far this season (0-3-0).
    • Minnesota is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 11.5 points or more this season.
    • None of Minnesota’s three games with a set total this season have hit the over.

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 offense this season, ranking 25th-worst with 322.3 yards per contest. The defensive side of the ball is ranked 54th in the FBS (322 yards allowed per game).
    • Minnesota ranks 16th-worst in scoring offense (17 points per game), but has been slightly better on defense, ranking 31st with 15.7 points allowed per game.
    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 pass offense this season, ranking 11th-worst with 148.7 passing yards per contest. The Ddfensive unit is ranked 50th in the FBS (199.7 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Offensively, Minnesota ranks 54th in the FBS with 173.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 63rd in rushing yards allowed per contest (122.3).
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks eighth-worst in the FBS (52.6% third-down conversion rate), Minnesota has had more success offensively, ranking 43rd in the FBS by posting a 46.3% third-down conversion rate.
    • Minnesota has forced seven total turnovers (10th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (78th in the FBS) for +2a turnover margin of +2, 29th-ranked in college football.

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Athan Kaliakmanis has thrown for 446 yards (148.7 ypg) to lead Minnesota, completing 51.1% of his passes and tossing one touchdown pass compared to three interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 41 rushing yards on 17 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • Darius Taylor has racked up 334 yards on 56 carries while finding the end zone two times.
    • Sean Tyler has been handed the ball 30 times this year and racked up 136 yards (45.3 per game).
    • Corey Crooms’ leads his squad with 154 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 14 receptions (out of 23 targets).
    • Daniel Jackson has hauled in 11 passes while averaging 36.7 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Brevyn Spann-Ford’s nine catches are good enough for 56 yards.
    • Danny Striggow has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL and six tackles.
    • Maverick Baranowski is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s amassed 15 tackles, one TFL, and one sack.
    • Tyler Nubin has a team-high two interceptions to go along with six tackles and two passes defended.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Northwestern is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 11.5-point underdogs.
    • Northwestern hase gone over in two of three games with a set total (66.7%).

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, compiling 286.3 total yards per game, which ranks eighth-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 75th with 363.7 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Northwestern’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 19.7 points per game, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 70th with 23 points allowed per contest.
    • Northwestern ranks 106th in the FBS with 186.3 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 48th with 199 passing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Northwestern’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 100 rushing yards per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 103rd with 164.7 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Northwestern is posting a 47.7% third-down conversion rate (35th-ranked). It ranks 76th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (40% third-down rate allowed).
    • Northwestern owns a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 47th in the FBS.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ben Bryant has 408 passing yards, or 136 per game, so far this season. He has completed 55.2% of his passes and has tossed two touchdowns with three interceptions.
    • Cam Porter has rushed 33 times for 147 yards.
    • Jack Lausch has run for 57 yards across six attempts, scoring one touchdown.
    • Cam Johnson has registered 12 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 141 (47 yards per game). He’s been targeted 22 times.
    • Joseph Himon II has racked up 94 receiving yards (31.3 yards per game) and one touchdown on two receptions.
    • A.J. Henning has racked up 82 reciving yards (27.3 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Anto Saka has collected two sacks to pace the team, while also recording two TFL and five tackles.
    • Bryce Gallagher, Northwestern’s top tackler, has 36 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Joe DeHaan has a team-high one interception to go along with one pass defended.
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