After having their unbeaten run unceremoniously snapped last weekend, eighth-ranked Minnesota will look to bounce back in a big way when they hit the road to take on unranked Northwestern in their Week 13 Big Ten matchup on Saturday. With the Wildcats looking to record back-to-back victories for the first time this season and the Gophers desperate to give their New Year’s Day bowl hopes a boost, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their Week 13 college football odds.
Minnesota vs Northwestern 2019 College Football Week 13 Odds & Betting Analysis
- When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM ET
- Where: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
- TV: ABC
- Radio: Minnesota / Northwestern
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Week 13 Odds: Minnesota -13.5 / Total: 40.5
- Cloudy: 4°C/39°F
- Humidity: 66%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 7 mph SW
- Cloud Cover: 74%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Minnesota?
Despite their crushing 23-19 road loss against Iowa last weekend, the Gophers are by far, the better team on both sides of the ball in this Week 13 Big Ten pairing. Minnesota puts up a healthy 35.7 points per game (22nd) while holding the opposition to just 20.9 points per game (20th). The Gophers had scored 28 points or more in every game until last weekend while topping the 30-point plateau eight times, the 40-point mark twice and the 50-point plateau once. The Gophers have gone 6-0 at home this season and they’ll be motivated to get some revenge after dropping two straight in this rivalry, including a 24-14 home loss last season.
- Average Score For: 35.70
- Total Yards: 432.70
- Pass Yards: 250.70
- Rush Yards: 182.00
- Average Score Against: 20.90
- Total Yards: 307.80
- Pass Yards: 184.40
- Rush Yards: 123.40
Why Bet On Northwestern?
While Northwestern has only won two games this season, they did manage to pick up one of those wins last weekend by overpowering Massachusetts 45-6 to snap a seven-game losing streak. The bad news is that the Wildcats average a pitiful 14.5 points per game to rank 129th in scoring nationally while allowing 23.5 points per contest defensively (40th). Northwestern had been held to 22 points or less in each of their seven games prior to last weekend while scoring 15 points or less in six of those contests.
- Average Score For: 14.50
- Total Yards: 290.90
- Pass Yards: 125.40
- Rush Yards: 165.50
- Average Score Against: 23.50
- Total Yards: 344.50
- Pass Yards: 202.80
- Rush Yards: 141.70
College Football Week 13 Betting Trends for Minnesota vs Northwestern
- Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games
- Minnesota is 11-1 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games
- Northwestern is 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Northwestern is 1-7 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Northwestern’s last 7 games
Minnesota vs Northwestern Expert Analysis and Prediction
Minnesota might have had their hopes of an unbeaten season wrecked last weekend, but the Gophers are the easy pick to win and cover the chalk in this contest. Northwestern’s only win in the last two months came against a pitiful UMass team that has quit on this season and the Wildcats have failed to cover the spread in five straight coming into this matchup.
The Gophers have gone 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record while also going 7-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Northwestern has gone a winless 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and the way I see it, the Wildcats have no chance of winning this contest or covering the chalk. I’m fully expecting Minnesota to take out all of their frustration from last week’s loss on Northwestern in this contest and you should too!
Pick: Minnesota 38 Northwestern 21