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    Huntington Bank Stadium is the venue where the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-3) will battle the Michigan State Spartans (2-5) on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

    The Spartans are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +7) versus the Golden Gophers (with an over/under of 41.5 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 -107 -112 41.5 -110 -110 -271 +218

    Minnesota Pick Insights

    • Minnesota is 2-5-0 against the spread this season.
    • Minnesota has a 1-3 record against the spread in games it was favored by 7 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Minnesota’s seven games with a set total.

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 offense this season, ranking 11th-worst with 302.7 yards per contest. The defensive unit is ranked 42nd in the FBS (338 yards allowed per game).
    • While Minnesota’s defense ranks 61st with 24.3 points allowed per game, the Golden Gophers have been slightly worse on offense, ranking 20th-worst (20.3 points per game).
    • Minnesota has been a bottom-25 pass offense this year, ranking fifth-worst with 131.9 passing yards per contest. The defense is ranked 60th in the FBS (218.3 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Minnesota is putting up 170.9 rushing yards per game on offense (49th in the FBS), and ranks 38th on defense with 119.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 11th-worst in the FBS (46.2% third-down conversion rate), Minnesota has played better on the other side of the ball, ranking 94th in the FBS by posting a 36.4% third-down conversion rate.
    • With 13 forced turnovers (20th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (37th in the FBS), Minnesota’s +5 turnover margin is the 22nd-best in college football.

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Athan Kaliakmanis has 923 passing yards for Minnesota, completing 53.4% of his passes and collecting six touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 76 rushing yards (10.9 ypg) on 44 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Darius Taylor, has carried the ball 103 times for 591 yards (84.4 per game) and four touchdowns. He’s proven to be a dual threat, hauling in 81 receiving yards on nine catches.
    • Sean Tyler has piled up 222 yards on 55 carries.
    • Daniel Jackson’s 387 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 56 times and has registered 29 receptions and five touchdowns.
    • Corey Crooms has put together a 227-yard season so far, hauling in 19 passes on 40 targets.
    • Danny Striggow leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has four TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Minnesota’s tackle leader, Maverick Baranowski, has 33 tackles, three TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyler Nubin leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 19 tackles, one sack, and three passes defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Michigan State has compiled a 4-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Michigan State is 1-3 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this year.
    • In Michigan State’s seven games with a set total, four have hit the over (57.1%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • Michigan State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, generating 326.3 total yards per game, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 54th with 354.4 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 18.9 points per game, which ranks 14th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 88th with 27.9 points allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State is compiling 217.6 passing yards per game on offense this season (82nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 238.9 passing yards per contest (87th-ranked) on defense.
    • Michigan State ranks 17th-worst in rushing yards per game (108.7), but it has been better defensively, ranking 32nd in the FBS with 115.6 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Michigan State ranks 96th in the FBS with a 36.2% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 10th-best by surrendering a 29.2% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State has forced nine turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 17 times, resulting in a -8 turnover margin that is seventh-worst in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim has compiled 1,090 yards (155.7 yards per game) while completing 56.5% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Nathan Carter has rushed for 565 yards on 130 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Jalen Berger has racked up 93 yards (on 25 carries) with one touchdown.
    • Montorie Foster paces his squad with 287 receiving yards on 25 receptions with one touchdown.
    • Tre Mosley has totaled 237 receiving yards (33.9 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 25 receptions.
    • Jaron Glover’s 12 grabs (on 23 targets) have netted him 227 yards (32.4 ypg).
    • Aaron Brule paces the team with three sacks, and also has five TFL and 33 tackles.
    • Cal Haladay is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 47 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Angelo Grose has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 32 tackles, two TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended to his name.

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