Penn State vs. Minnesota odds, spread: 2019 college football picks, predictions from simulation on 105-69 run

The No. 4 Penn State Nittany Lions look to keep pace with top-ranked Ohio State in the Big Ten East when they travel to Minneapolis to take on the No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers, leaders of the Big Ten West. The Nittany Lions (8-0, 5-0) are 7-1 on the road since the start of last season, while the Golden Gophers (8-0, 5-0) are 10-2 at home since last August. Saturday's game is slated to kick off at noon ET from TCF Bank Stadium. These are two of just seven remaining FBS teams that are undefeated. The Nittany Lions are favored by 6.5 in the latest Penn State vs. Minnesota odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 47.5, down from an open of 48. You'll want to see the latest college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before entering any Minnesota vs. Penn State picks of your own.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen huge returns. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. The model enters Week 11 of the 2019 season on a strong run, going 105-69 on all its top-rated college football picks this season. Anybody who has been following it is way up.

Now, the model has dialed in on Penn State vs. Minnesota. We can tell you the model is leaning under, and it's also generated an against the spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.

The model knows the Nittany Lions have won 27 of their last 32 games against Big Ten opponents and their last 12 games against Big Ten West Division foes, with the last loss coming at Northwestern in 2015. Penn State enters the game well-rested, coming off its second bye of the year. After the first bye, the Nittany Lions rolled to a 59-0 win over Maryland

A major reason for Penn State's success on offense this year is sophomore wide receiver KJ Hamler, who has a team-leading 37 receptions for 620 yards and eight touchdowns. He has scored at least one TD in his last five games. In Week 7 against Michigan, Hamler hauled in six passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns as the Nittany Lions posted a 28-21 victory.

But just because the Nittany Lions have had plenty of success does not guarantee they will cover the Penn State vs. Minnesota spread on Saturday.

That's because Minnesota has been playing some of its best football in decades and looking for its best season since going 8-2 in 1967. The Golden Gophers have won 10 straight games, tied with Baylor for the third-longest streak in the country. Minnesota also has compiled a 20-13 record under third-year coach P.J. Fleck.

Sophomore quarterback Tanner Morgan is a major reason for the Golden Gophers' success, completing 113-of-173 passes for 1,761 yards and 18 touchdowns. Morgan has thrown at least one touchdown in every game this season and has thrown two or more in six games, including a four-TD effort at Purdue on Sept. 28.

So who wins Minnesota vs. Penn State? And which side of the spread can you bank on in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Minnesota vs. Penn State spread to jump on Saturday, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,200 on its top-rated college football picks, and find out.

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