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MICH
at
MINN
(385) Michigan vs. Minnesota (386) 7:30 PM | Sat, Oct 24 2020
Sport: NCAAF | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Loss (-880) - Final Score MICH 49 at MINN 24
Pick
3.5 MINN (-110) @ williamhill

Primetime Punisher - Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach CFB Rotation #386 Saturday 8* Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Michigan Wolverines @ 7:30 ET - The Gophers typically are the punching bag of the Wolverines but things are changing. As long-time followers know, I tend to be a contrarian in many situations and this one is no exception. History can lead to value when times are changing and Minnesota is on their way up in recent season while Michigan continues to tread water. Yes the Wolverines defense should be solid but their offense has some major question marks heading into this season. Minny is really going to be up for this game and they have a very potent offense which I feel strongly will prove to be too much even for a solid defense like Michigan has. That said, the Wolverines offense will not be able to keep up in this one and that will be the difference in the game. Some will argue this point but I feel it is easier to replace guys on defense than offense. The Golden Gophers lost a lot of key personnel from last season's defensive unit while the Wolverines suffered massive attrition to the roster on the offensive side. Statistically these teams were nearly equal last season. Considering the above as well as the 3.5 point line and I feel the value clearly lies with the home dog here. Most will be lining up on Michigan here with their history of success at Minnesota. Keep in mind, this Gophers team has a lot of confidence now after their 11-win season last year. This program is stronger than it has been in some time and you'll see that on the field Saturday. 8* MINNESOTA

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