Nebraska vs Minnesota Spread and Picks ATS
Saturday, October 12, 2019
TCF Bank Stadium
TCF Bank Stadium is the site where Tanner Morgan and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Nebraska as 2.5-point favorites. The Cornhuskers are 1-5-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Gophers are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-1 against the spread.
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
10/07/19 WR Kade Warner Hand is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
10/07/19 DL Khalil Davis Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
10/06/19 QB Adrian Martinez Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
10/06/19 WR JD Spielman Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota U
10/04/19 RB Ronald Thompkins Knee is out for season
08/28/19 WR Andre Hunt Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/19 TE Katerian Legrone Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
08/03/19 QB Zack Annexstad Foot is out indefinitely
The last time they played, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went up against the Northwestern Wildcats and won by a score of 13-10. Running the show from under center for the Cornhuskers was Adrian Martinez who went 13/20 with 145 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Wan'Dale Robinson led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 42 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for a total of 44 yards on 7 carries which had him averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Wan'Dale Robinson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 123 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 17.6 yards per catch in the game. The Cornhuskers ran the ball 40 times and racked up a total of 133 yards which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per carry. For the contest, the Cornhuskers earned a total of 12 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 74 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In all, they ran 65 plays which added up to 319 yards. When discussing the defense, Nebraska conceded 19 completions on 32 tries totaling 136 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.4%. For this contest, they conceded 293 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Cornhuskers conceded 157 yards on 41 tries which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per carry allowed.
The Cornhuskers come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 28.7 points per contest, which has them at 70th in Division 1. As a team, they have an average of 199.2 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the Big Ten Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 2nd in the conference and 22nd in Division 1 with 2,510 yards. The Cornhuskers have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 26.5 points per contest putting them 10th in the Big Ten Conference. When talking about rushing yards, Nebraska is allowing 165.8 yards per game putting them 12th in the conference and 83rd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per carry ranking them 11th in the Big Ten and 63rd in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 995 rushing yards through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Cornhuskers have conceded 1,315 yards. Teams are completing 58.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.5 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and ended up getting the win by a score of 40-17. Rodney Smith led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 64 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 211 yards by way of 24 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.8 yards per carry. Rashod Bateman was the receiving yardage leader by earning 71 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 35.5 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Gophers was Tanner Morgan who went 9/17 with 155 yards passing and added 3 TD's. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Golden Gophers ended up rushing 51 times and generated 333 yards which gave them an average of 6.5 yards per rush. Overall, they ran 68 plays for a total of 488 yards. On the day, the Golden Gophers earned a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 25 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Minnesota gave up 20 catches on 39 attempts totaling 157 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.3%. On the day, they allowed a total of 248 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Golden Gophers gave up 91 yards on 27 tries giving the other team an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed.
The Golden Gophers step onto the field holding a record of 5-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Golden Gophers have one of the best offenses in college football. Minnesota has made teams respect their running game by averaging 159.2 rushing yards per game, ranking them 70th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 796 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Golden Gophers average 409.2 yards per contest overall which has them at 73rd in the nation and 8th in the Big Ten Conference. The Golden Gophers are conceding 27.2 points per game which puts them at 11th in the Big Ten Conference and 68th in the nation. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 136 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 113.6 yards per contest which puts them at 33rd in the country and 6th in the conference. For 2019, they have given up 568 rushing yards and 7 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the nation. They are giving up 200.8 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Gophers are currently ranked 9th in the Big Ten.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Golden Gophers NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers +2.5
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