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    On Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, the Michigan State Spartans (2-5) will visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-3).

    The Spartans are expected to lose (currently +7) against the Golden Gophers (with an over/under of 40.5 points).

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    Game Info for Minnesota vs. Michigan State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Stadium: Huntington Bank Stadium
    Minnesota vs Michigan State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Minnesota -7 -110 -110 40.5 -110 -110 -278 +221

    Minnesota Pick Insights

    • Minnesota has covered the spread twice in seven games this season.
    • Minnesota has a 1-3 record against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
    • Minnesota games with a set total have hit the over three times this season (42.9%).

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • While Minnesota ranks 42nd in total defense with 338 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been slightly worse, ranking 11th-worst (302.7 yards per game).
    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking 20th-worst with 20.3 points per game. The defense ranks 61st in the FBS (24.3 points allowed per game).
    • Minnesota ranks fifth-worst in passing offense (131.9 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 61st with 218.3 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Minnesota ranks 49th in the FBS with 170.9 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 37th in rushing yards allowed per contest (119.7).
    • Minnesota has the 93rd-ranked third-down offense this season (36.4% third-down conversion rate), but has been less effective on defense, ranking 11th-worst with a 46.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 13 forced turnovers (20th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (38th in the FBS), Minnesota’s +5 turnover margin is the 22nd-best in college football.

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Athan Kaliakmanis has thrown for 923 yards (131.9 ypg) to lead Minnesota, completing 53.4% of his passes and collecting six touchdown passes compared to six interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 76 rushing yards on 44 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Darius Taylor has racked up 591 rushing yards on 103 carries, scoring four touchdowns. He’s also added 81 yards (11.6 per game) on nine catches.
    • Sean Tyler has been handed the ball 55 times this year and racked up 222 yards (31.7 per game).
    • Daniel Jackson’s 387 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 56 times and has totaled 29 catches and five touchdowns.
    • Corey Crooms has hauled in 19 receptions totaling 227 yards so far this campaign.
    • Danny Striggow paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has four TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Minnesota’s leading tackler, Maverick Baranowski, has 33 tackles, three TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyler Nubin has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 19 tackles, one sack, and three passes defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Michigan State has put together a 4-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Michigan State has a 1-3 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 7 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Michigan State’s seven games with a set total.

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • Michigan State ranks 23rd-worst in total yards per game (326.3), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 53rd in the FBS with 354.4 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State ranks 14th-worst in points per game (18.9), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 90th in the FBS with 27.9 points ceded per contest.
    • Michigan State ranks 82nd in the FBS with 217.6 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 86th with 238.9 passing yards allowed per contest on defense.
    • Michigan State ranks 16th-worst in rushing yards per game (108.7), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 32nd in the FBS with 115.6 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Michigan State ranks 95th in the FBS with a 36.2% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 10th-best by giving up a 29.2% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State has forced nine turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 17 times, leading to a -8 turnover margin that is seventh-worst in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim leads Michigan State with 1,090 yards on 91-of-161 passing with six touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Nathan Carter has rushed 130 times for 565 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Jalen Berger has totaled 93 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown.
    • Montorie Foster leads his team with 287 receiving yards on 25 catches with one touchdown.
    • Tre Mosley has put together a 237-yard season so far with two touchdowns. He’s caught 25 passes on 42 targets.
    • Jaron Glover’s 23 targets have resulted in 12 catches for 227 yards.
    • Aaron Brule leads the team with three sacks, and also has five TFL and 33 tackles.
    • Cal Haladay, Michigan State’s leading tackler, has 47 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Jaden Mangham has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 27 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

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