Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Picks, Predictions,Odds & Lines

The Ohio State Buckeyes will square off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 2, 2021, at the TCF Bank Stadium at 8 PM EST. The Ohio State Buckeyes will be going to the playoffs again. They are traveling to Minnesota. The Buckeyes finished the regular season with no losses but then lost against Alabama in the Playoffs last year. Last season, Minnesota won 3 games out of 4 and 5 games were canceled. We’ll give you our betting picks, predictions, odds & lines for this game below!

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds & Line Movement

The Ohio State Buckeyes are listed as the are favorites by 14 points or by -110 at most of the online bookmarkers. The total is listed at 65.5. These teams have played three times in the last seven years. Ohio State won two of them, including 30-14 on October 13, 2021.

Notes On The Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State came close to winning the title last year. But they lost in the final game. They were so close, but something bad happened. Last year was not their time to win. This year, Ohio State has a good chance of winning because they made it to the semifinal game two years ago! This is a schedule that is not hard for this team. The only challenge they have at the beginning is No. 11 Oregon on September 11.

The Buckeyes averaged 519 yards and 41 points per game last season. But now they will have a new quarterback, Justin Fields, who is going to the NFL this year. This puts CJ Stroud on the hot seat this year. However, watch out for Quinn Ewers who came out of high school early and had a lot of reps with the team in the spring.

Whoever is in the center, there are a lot of good players here. Chris Olave came back this year. Last year he caught 50 passes and had 729 yards. Garrett Wilson can also be dangerous when he is on the field.

Notes On The Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota team had a tough time last year. They lost to teams that were tougher in the conference. They lost to Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin, which means they need to win against these teams if they want to be one of the top people in the Big 10 conference. The first nine games on this schedule are winnable. They have only one game against a team that is ranked in the top 25, so it is good for early success. But they end with three games against teams that are also ranked in the top 25, and they all play each other.

College football fans may not have heard about Tanner Morgan, the quarterback. He was fantastic in the 2019 season. Last year, he was not good at all. But this year is a different story. He can throw 60% of his passes, and he should be a big help to this team next year when they are playing well again.


This team has a great offensive line. It is not only good but deep too. This group is the most stable since 2017. Morgan should stay up. He could have a big season, and so can Mohamed Ibrahim after rushing for 1076 yards and 15 touchdowns in seven games last year.

College Football Betting Pick & Prediction: Ohio State Buckeyes -14.0 (-110)

I like this Minnesota offense, but Morgan is not going to have a good season. She started off against Ohio State and it was not the right choice because Ohio State’s quarterback position is in question. The Buckeyes are very strong. They have a lot of weapons. The Gophers cannot measure up against them. The Gophers will stay in the game for a while, but Ohio State will win in the third quarter.

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Picks, Predictions,Odds & Lines


I will admit that 65.5 points for a total in the first game of the season is a lot. Offenses usually are not in rhythm at this point of the year, and it would make sense to go with the under for this game. But these two teams can both score a lot of points. I think that both Stroud and Ewers will see time for the Buckeyes. They will each have a chance to show what they can do because they are each doing so well in the game.

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