NCAA Matchups  >>  Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview 10/19/2013

The fans at Ryan Field will be treated to a game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Northwestern Wildcats when they take their seats on Saturday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 10½-point favorites versus the Golden Gophers, while the game's total is sitting at 54.
Minnesota was a 42-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors.
Northwestern lost its last outing, a 35-6 result against Wisconsin on October 12. Northwestern failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

CURRENT STREAK:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.
Northwestern has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Minnesota: 4-2 SU, 3-3 ATS
Northwestern: 4-2 SU, 2-4 ATS
MINNESOTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

NORTHWESTERN MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Northwestern is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Northwestern is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota

NEXT UP:
Minnesota home to Nebraska, Saturday, October 26
Northwestern at Iowa, Saturday, October 26