The Minnesota Golden Gophers are reeling a bit after head coach Jerry Kill’s sudden retirement, but there’s no break coming with the No. 15 Michigan Wolverines coming to town Saturday night. Both teams were idle last week.
With kickoff slated for 6 p.m. Central time on Halloween night, here’s your guide to the game.
Point Spread: Michigan (-13.5)
Over/Under: 38.5 (Vegas Insider.com)
Announcers: Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst)
Radio (Minnesota): KFAN-FM 100.3-Gopher Radio Network
Announcers: Mike Grimm (play-by-play), Darrell Thompson (analyst), Justin Gaard (sideline)
Michigan’s national notoriety will bring ESPN to TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday night, and the top on-air duo of Nessler and Blackledge to the booth.
In terms of the betting lines, for those that may be interested, two less than explosive offenses makes betting the under a solid idea and Vegas Insider has moved the over/under down two points since it opened . The spread is a tougher proposition to pin down, with the Golden Gophers having home field and sure to be emotionally charged after Kill’s immediate retirement, but I would lean toward the under if I were a betting man.