MinnesotaGolden Gophers  15
10-2
Sat 11/23, 5:00 PM - Ryan Field
NW +16, O/U 41.5
NorthwesternWildcats
3-9
Sat 11/23, 5:00 PM - Ryan Field
NW +16, O/U 41.5
Golden Gophers
10-2
Wildcats
3-9
Best Bet Analysis
Minnesota
Northwestern
27.5Proj Full Score15
13.5Proj First Half Score7.5
Home Field Advantage
B+Team GradeC-
BSkill GradeD
B+Offense GradeD
A-Defense GradeB+
Lines
Team
Minnesota
Northwestern
-16 (-110)
o41.5 (-110)
-16 (-110)
o41 (-110)
-16 (-110)
o41 (-110)
-16 (-110)
o42.5 (-110)
-16 (-110)
o41 (-110)
-16 (-110)
o41.5 (-110)
-16 (-110)
o41 (-110)

Minnesota vs Northwestern Prediction

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are traveling to Evanston Illinois to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday 11/23/19 at Noon. Currently the spread sits at +/- 13.5 and the over/under is 39.5, read our full Northwestern Minnesota prediction below:

Minnesota comes into this B1G 10 match up after a giant let down week in Iowa last weekend. Minnesota burst onto the scene after a win against Penn State to remain undefeated. They are currently 9-1 and 6-3 against the spread. So far this season in conference play Minnesota is 6-1 ATS with their only loss coming last weekend when they were favored over the Hawkeyes. In most seasons a loss would be the end of a miracle run, but now with the college football playoff anything is possible. The Gophers are ranked 11th and could easily get back into contention, but first they must take care of business against a lowly Northwestern team. Minnesota got their look ahead game out of the way last week against Iowa and now they have to mean business for the rest of the season to finish strong. The 13.5 point spread could be a bit of an issue for the Gophers this week as it is one of the larger spreads they have faced this season. The book makers have caught up with Minnesota and know they are a legit team this year, so far the Gophers success hasn’t been a fluke even though their schedule isn’t the most difficult. Keep reading our Minnesota Northwestern prediction to see how Northwestern will stack up.

Northwestern is having a tough year. Last year they were playing in the B1G 10 Championship and this year they were worried about dropping a game to UMass at home. The Wildcats have major issues on offense and we can not stress this enough. Last week Northwestern hosted UMass who is either the worst or second worst team in college football and they dominated the first quarter. Northwestern’s calling card has been their defense and last week it was nearly exposed. UMass was able to throw the ball all over the yard on the Wildcats even though they rank around 24th in pass defense. Luckily for Northwestern, UMass is one of the worst teams in college football and had to settle for 3 field attempts in the redzone, one of which was blocked. Northwestern’s quarterback situation should really scare you away from betting this game. We all know the old adage if you have 2 quarterbacks, you don’t have 1. This couldn’t be more true for the Wildcats as they have shuffled QBs all season. Last week Aiden Smith lined up under center and on back to back possessions he threw interceptions to one of the worst defenses in the game. At the end of the game Smith had completed a total of 7 passes, that is embarrassing. Northwestern won the game 45-6 and they may be getting a little bit of love from the book based on that score alone. Unfortunately I watched the entire game and UMass looked defeated and didn’t even attempt to stop the run. Freshman running back Evan Hull had an outrageous day running the ball with 220 yards and 4 TDs. Northwestern is 2-8 overall this year and 3-7 against the spread. Northwestern is having issues against B1G 10 opponents as they are 2-6 against the spread in those games. For some reason book makers have been respecting Northwestern and this is one of the largest spreads they have been given this season. Do you believe in a team that can not throw the ball and runs an HB gut 9 plays out of 10? If you do then take the points and run! Northwestern fans hold on, your nightmare is almost over.

This Northwestern Minnesota prediction comes down to if Northwestern can throw the ball. Most game they really struggle with this, but at the end of this game they are getting 13.5 points, which is a lot if you are new to sports betting. Will Minnesota bounce back and try to claw their way back into playoff contention? Is Brent Musburger right, do home dogs really howl the loudest? Fortunately for us fans we will find out on Saturday afternoon.
Schedule Summary
MINN
Teams
NW
12
No. Of Games
12
10-2
Record
3-9
6-3
ATS Record
3-7
66.7%
Cover%
30.0%
7-4
O/U Record
4-7
63.6%
Over%
36.4%
Schedule & Result
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Total Games: 12Record: 3-9 ATS Record: 4-7O/U Record: 4-7
Games: 12Record: 3-9 ATS: 4-7O/U: 4-7
DateOpponentScoreATSO/USat 8/31@ STANL 7-17L +6.5U 46.5Sat 9/14vs. UNLVW 30-14L -18.5U 52Sat 9/21vs. MSUL 10-31L +7O 35Sat 9/28@ WISL 15-24W +23U 46Sat 10/5@ NEBL 10-13W +7.5U 48.5Sat 10/19vs. OSUL 3-52L +27O 49.5Sat 10/26vs. IOWAL 0-20L +8.5U 36.5Sat 11/2@ INDL 3-34L +8U 44Sat 11/9vs. PURL 22-24L -1O 39Sat 11/16vs. UMASSW 45-6W -38.5U 57.5Sat 11/23vs. MINNL 22-38 +16O 41.5Sat 11/30@ ILLW 29-10W +6--