|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe 2015 Quick Lane Bowl takes place on Monday, December 28, and features the Central Michigan Chippewas taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The game at Ford Field is scheduled to kick off at 5:00 PM ET, and can be seen on ESPN2. Currently, Minnesota is a slight favorite to win this game.
The Chippewas are 7-5 SU and 9-3 ATS so far this season. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 35-28 win over Eastern Michigan, where they lost against the spread as 23 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 59 ½ point line set by sports betting professionals in that one.
The Golden Gophers are 5-7 SU and 6-6 ATS overall this year. Seven of their games went OVER the line, with the other five going UNDER. They are coming off of a 31-21 loss to Wisconsin, where they failed to cover the spread as 2 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 44 ½ point line set by the online sportsbook in that matchup.
Central Michigan is 5-0 ATS in non-conference play, and 5-1 ATS after a loss spreadwise. They are 4-1-1 ATS in bowl games, and 10-3 ATS overall lately. They are 8-3 ATS against Big Ten opponents, and 5-2-1 ATS at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 games against Big Ten teams, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 non-conference matchups. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games in December.
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS overall lately, and 5-0 ATS after a SU loss. They are 1-4 ATS in bowl games, and 1-4 ATS against non-conference opponents. They are 1-4 ATS at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 overall, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 after a SU loss. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 against the MAC, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 bowl games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 non-conference games, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 games at a neutral site.
These teams last met in September 1987, when Minnesota won 30-10, in a game that was a pick'em.
For Monday's Quick Lane Bowl, Minnesota is a -5 point favorite in the betting odds. The over/under is set at 48 points. On the moneyline, the Chippewas are listed at +180, while the Golden Gophers are a -220.