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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 underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6.5), versus the Golden Gophers (with an over/under of 41 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 -6.5 -113 -107 41 -108 -112 -247 +202

    Minnesota Pick Insights

    • Minnesota is 2-5-0 against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 6.5-point favorites this season, Minnesota is 1-3 against the spread.
    • Minnesota games have hit the over on three of seven occasions (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 a little worse, ranking 11th-worst (302.7 yards per game).
    • While Minnesota’s defense ranks 61st with 24.3 points allowed per game, the Golden Gophers have been slightly less successful on offense, ranking 20th-worst (20.3 points per game).
    • Minnesota ranks fifth-worst in passing offense (131.9 passing yards per game), but thas been a little better on defense, ranking 60th with 218.3 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • Minnesota ranks 49th in run offense (170.9 rushing yards per game) and 38th in run defense (119.7 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • In addition to a 46.2% third-down conversion rate allowed on defense, which ranks 11th-worst in the FBS, Minnesota has posted the 94th-ranked third-down percentage (36.4%) on offense.
    • Minnesota has the 22nd-best turnover margin in college football at +5, forcing 13 turnovers (20th in the FBS) while turning it over eight times (37th in the FBS).

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Athan Kaliakmanis has thrown for 923 yards (131.9 ypg) to lead Minnesota, completing 53.4% of his passes and recording 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 carried the ball 103 times for a team-high 591 yards (84.4 per game) with four scores. He has also caught nine passes for 81 yards.
    • Sean Tyler has carried the ball 55 times for 222 yards (31.7 per game).
    • Daniel Jackson’s leads his squad with 387 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 29 receptions (out of 56 targets) and scored five touchdowns.
    • Corey Crooms has caught 19 passes for 227 yards (32.4 yards per game) this year.
    • Danny Striggow has 4.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Maverick Baranowski, Minnesota’s tackle leader, has 33 tackles, three TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyler Nubin leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 19 tackles, one sack, and three passes defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State has gone 4-3-0 ATS this year.
    • Michigan State is 1-3 against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • 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, registering 326.3 total yards per game, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 54th with 354.4 total yards allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 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 ranks 82nd in the FBS with 217.6 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 87th with 238.9 passing yards given up per game on defense.
    • Michigan State ranks 17th-worst in rushing yards per game (108.7), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 32nd in the FBS with 115.6 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Michigan State ranks 96th in the FBS with a 36.2% third-down conversion rate, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks 10th-best by allowing a 29.2% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State sports a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, seventh-worst at -8.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim has thrown for 1,090 yards (155.7 per game) while completing 56.5% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Nathan Carter, has carried the ball 130 times for 565 yards (80.7 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Jalen Berger has piled up 93 yards (on 25 attempts) with one touchdown.
    • Montorie Foster has racked up 287 receiving yards on 25 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Tre Mosley has caught 25 passes and compiled 237 receiving yards (33.9 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Jaron Glover’s 23 targets have resulted in 12 catches for 227 yards.
    • Aaron Brule paces 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 a team-high two interceptions to go along with 27 tackles and two passes defended.
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