GAME OF THE WEEK (NCAAF): MIKE'S TOP RATED WEEK 11 SIDE
Penn State vs. Minnesota,
11/09/2019 12:00 EDT,
Score: 26 - 31
Point Spread: -6½/-115 Penn State
The No. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers are off to a perfect 8-0 start to the season, but I think their undefeated run will come to a halt when they host the also 8-0 No. 5 Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon.
This will be Minnesota's second game as an underdog on the season, and while they won 38-31 as a 2-point dog at Purdue in Week 4, the Boilermakers are not nearly as dangerous of an opponent as Penn State. Note that the Nittany Lions put a 35-7 beating on Purdue the week after its loss to the Golden Gophers, and here Penn State will come off a well-deserved bye after beating Michigan and Michigan State in back-to-back weeks. Sure, Minnesota is also off its bye week, but I still think the ATS edge is with the visitors here.
Penn State won 28-7 at MSU last time out and is 14-5-1 ATS in its last 20 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and 12-5 ATS in its last 17 road games. Nittany Lions are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings with Minnesota.
10* play on Penn State Nittany Lions.