Saturday, October 31, 2015
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Michigan Wolverines take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 40.
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Michigan was led in passing last game by Jake Rudock, who finished with 168 yards through the air. He went 15 for 25 on the game, good for a 60% completion percentage. De'Veon Smith was the rushing leader for the Wolverines last game. He carried the ball 19 times for an average of 2 yards per carry and ended with 46 yards. Jehu Chesson led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 58 yards. He had an average of 15 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Michigan got a total of 10 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 6 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 58 total plays for 230 yards for the game. The Wolverines ran for 62 yards on 33 attempts.
Minnesota was led in passing last game by Mitch Leidner, who finished with 301 yards through the air. He went 26 for 40 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. Shannon Brooks was the rushing leader for the Golden Gophers last game. He carried the ball 8 times for an average of 3 yards per carry and ended with 25 yards. KJ Maye led the team in receiving with 11 receptions for 94 yards. He had an average of 9 yards per reception in the contest. Minnesota got a total of 18 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 15 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 66 total plays for 366 yards for the game. The Golden Gophers ran for 65 yards on 26 attempts.
Michigan is averaging a total of 28.6 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 28.6 passes per game and completing 17.3 of them for a 60.5 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 186.1 yards per game through the air as well. The Wolverines carry the ball for an average of 181.4 yards per game on 40.9 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season. They also run 69.4 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 367.6 yards per game. The Wolverines are averaging 17.9 first downs per game and they accumulate 54.3 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties.
Michigan gives up an average of 145.6 passing yards and 9.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 14.6 completions per game on 30.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.4. The Wolverines allow 65 rushing yards per game on 30.3 carries for a 2.1 average per play. Michigan allows 210.6 total yards per game including 3.5 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.1 penalties for 45.9 yards per game.
Minnesota is accumulating 20.4 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 32.6 passes per game and complete 19 of them for a 58.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 194.3 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Gophers carry the ball for an average of 156.7 yards per game on 38.1 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They also run 70.7 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 351 yards per game. The Golden Gophers get an average of 17.7 first downs per game and they average 50.9 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties.
Minnesota gives up 177.3 passing yards per outing and 23.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 17.4 completions on 31.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.7. The Golden Gophers allow 151.4 rushing yards per contest on 38.9 carries for a 3.9 average per rush. Minnesota allows 328.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.7 penalties for 45.9 yards in each contest.
Michigan Betting Trends
Michigan is 2-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Michigan has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 3-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/26/15 WR Brian Cole Undisclosed is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/26/15 RB Drake Johnson Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/25/15 WR Freddy Canteen Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/25/15 DL Mario Ojemudia Achilles "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/25/15 LB Mike McCray Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/25/15 RB Wyatt Shallman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/11/15 TE Tyrone Wheatley Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/11/15 OL Logan Tuley-Tillman Dismissed dismissed from team
08/27/15 DT Bryan Mone Leg out indefinitely
10/25/15 OL Brian Bobek Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/25/15 DB Damarius Travis Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/25/15 WR Isaiah Gentry Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/25/15 OL Josh Campion Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/05/15 DB Craig James Leg out indefinitely
10/03/15 DT Gary Moore Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/25/15 OL Nick Connelly Concussion out indefinitely
09/10/15 TE Duke Anyanwu Knee out indefinitely
09/10/15 TE Lincoln Plsek Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan
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