Minnesota is coming off a heart-breaking 29-26 loss at the hands of Michigan last week, but the Golden Gophers have proven to be great at regrouping for bettors. Minnesota is 7-2 ATS in their past nine games following a loss. The Gophers will visit the dominant Ohio State Buckeyes this Saturday.
- Minnesota is 0-9 SU in their past nine against Ohio State.
- Ezekiel Elliott has averaged 7.5 yards per carry in the past five games.
- Minnesota is 13-1 ATS in their past 14 road games in November.
It was an emotional night for Minnesota when they took the field against Michigan as they did it without long time head coach Jerry Kill who retired earlier in the week. Minnesota has now lost their past two games and three of their past four with a Bowl bid quickly evaporating.
Quarterback J.T. Barrett made all the headlines for Ohio State last week as he was arrested early Saturday morning for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Barrett will be suspended for this game, meaning Cardale Jones will be, once again, thrust into the spotlight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Ohio State Buckeyes were listed as -23-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bodog on the college football lines menu.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 41-21 victory for the Buckeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Ohio State Buckeyes are 8-0 overall and 3-5 ATS against the spread, while the Golden Gophers are 4-4 and 3-5 ATS. As for the totals, Ohio State is 2-6 on the OU, and Minnesota is 4-4 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Minnesota injuries news.
The game pits the Ohio State Buckeyes, currently No. 3 in our Odds – VSB
NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, who rate No. 75 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Ohio State Buckeyes No. 16-ranked offense (38.5 PPG) against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 49 at 23.88 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 217.5 yards per game, more than the Minnesota Golden Gophers give up through the air (176.25 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Golden Gophers own the league’s No. 37-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 141.33 yards per game when on the road. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 41 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Mitch Leidner’s 317-yard performance through the air wasn’t enough last time out, as Michigan earned a 29-26 win over Minnesota on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Rutgers was unable to contain Ezekiel Elliott in its last action Saturday and the result was a 49-7 Week 8 loss against the Buckeyes.
- Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games on the road
- Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Ohio State
- Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 7 games
- Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Minnesota at Iowa, Saturday, November 14th
Ohio State at Illinois, Saturday, November 14th