The Minnesota Gophers travel to Iowa City this weekend to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. The game will be televised by FS1, with kick-off set for 5:30 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's game are still available.

The Hawks are currently an 8 point favorite this weekend against Minnesota. The line opened as high as 9.5, but sharp bets on Minnesota have crunched it down to 8. Both teams have a record of 4-3 entering this weeks game. Here's a few stats:

  • Since 1992, The Hawks are 16-9 against the spread versus Minnesota
  • Iowa is 17-8 straight up against Minnesota since 1992
  • 10 of 19 games in the series have gone OVER the posted total since 1992
  • Iowa is 10-1 straight up against Minnesota since 1992

Both teams were in action last week. Iowa was favored by 1.5 but failed to cover in a 17-10 loss to Northwestern. Minnesota defeated Illinois, but didn't cover the 14 points that they were favored by.

The OVER/UNDER for the game is set at 43. Minnesota has given up 109 points in their last 4 games. Iowa's offense has been sluggish, but I look for that to change this week. I like the OVER in this one, and Iowa to win easy, 45-17.