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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Information

At the beginning of the Ryan Day era were plenty of questions and doubts.  Day took over as Ohio State head coach from Ohio’s favorite son Urban Meyer.  Meyer was renowned as a recruiting machine.  And the man that led the Buckeyes to a national championship.  Day had never been a head coach.  Thus, there were questions about his ability to take on such a huge job.  Day has exceeded College football betting expectations.  He led the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff in his first two seasons.  And he is recruiting at an elite level above Meyer.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Information

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV Coverage: FOX

Ohio State vs. Minnesota Golden Betting Odds

Ohio State -14 ( -110 ) 64½ ( -110 ) -600
Minnesota U +14 ( -110 ) 64½ ( -110 ) +450
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Ohio State Buckeyes at Minnesota Golden Gophers CashBet Overview

On this occasion, we have an Ohio State team that is one of the most popular and respected on the board.  The vast majority of casual best sportsbook online activity will be on the Buckeyes.  By contrast, the Golden Gophers are a sharp’s type of team.  Minnesota is capable and expected to be a bowl contender.  Further, the Golden Gophers are motivated to get back into the Big Ten conversation.  Two years ago, Minnesota had their best season since 1962.  Last year’s setback campaign is considered a pandemic mulligan.

Buckeyes Seeking Another Championship Day

At the onset of the 2021 campaign, Minnesota is the favorite to win the Big Ten championship.  Keep in mind that under Ryan Day, Ohio State has not suffered a regular-season loss.  Of course, it is recruiting that makes the betting on college football for Ohio State.  Ohio State has the best offensive line and receiver corps in the Big Ten and perhaps the nation.

At quarterback, the Buckeyes are super-loaded with three potential starters.  Namely, CJ Stroud has emerged as the likely number one quarterback and starter against Minnesota.  Stroud is a redshirt freshman and one of the most coveted quarterbacks in his recruiting class.

Minnesota Seeks Rebound After 2020 Fallback

Last year Minnesota dropped from an 11-2 record to 3-4.  But 2019 quarterback hero Tanner Morgan returns with a good offensive line.  And running back Tenner Morgan is another key bet on NCAAF asset in the Golden Gophers lineup.  Defensively the Minnesota defense was lit up for 30 points per game in 2020.  But improvement is expected with several All-Big Ten candidates back in the fold.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Minnesota Golden Gophers Against the Spread

Overall, Ohio State is 64% against the spread in away games.  As a favorite, the Buckeyes are 53% vs. the line.  In Big Ten games, Ohio State is 54% vs. the line.  In Big Ten action, Ohio State is 52% over the total.  Specifically, on the road, the Buckeyes are 70% over the total.  As a favorite, Ohio State is 50% over and under.

As an underdog, the Golden Gophers are 61% against the spread.  In Big Ten games, Minnesota is 59% vs. the line.  And at home, the Golden Gophers are 59% against the board.  Specifically, at home, Minnesota is 52% over the total.  As an underdog, the Golden Gophers are 55% over the total.  And in Big Ten action, Minnesota is 56% over the total.

Minnesota has covered the spread in five of their last seven games with Ohio State. In comparison, the Buckeyes and Golden Gophers are 2-5-1 under the total.  At Minnesota, the Golden Gophers are 2-1 vs. the odds against Ohio State.  Also, two of those three games went under the total.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Minnesota Golden Gophers CashBet Free Pick  

On this occasion, the Golden Gophers are a potentially dangerous betting on NCAAF home dog.  Minnesota head coach PJ Fleck will have a motivated team and home crowd ready to “row the boat” on national TV.

Ohio State at Minnesota CashBet Best Bet: 

Minnesota Golden Gophers


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