College football betting fans have not made a profit on either team so far with the college football lines but both are capable commodities as proven on the W/L records. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have a college football betting record of 4-2 straight up and 3-3 with the college football lines.
Last week the Gophers got an impressive college football betting bounce back win of 35-20 as 3 point home favorites against Purdue to improve to 2-1 in Big Ten play. It was an important college football betting win that followed a crushing home loss to Wisconsin.
“The biggest thing is our team responded in a big-time way coming off a tough loss last week”, said Gopher coach Tim Brewster. “Again, that was a challenge to our football team to come back and respond properly on homecoming. I thought they did a great job”.
Minnesota is a strange college football betting team that doesn’t do any one thing particularly well as they rank 98th in total offense and 76th in total defense. This is the first of two brutally tough road games for them as they are at Ohio State next week. Penn State has a college football betting record of 5-1 straight up and 2-4 against the spread.
The Nittany Lions were not on the college football betting board last week in their 52-3 win over Eastern Illinois. Penn State has a 1-1 mark in Big Ten play and has covered just 1 out of 5 home games with the college football betting odds.
Unlike Minnesota, Penn State has an identifiable strength as they rank 8th in the nation for total defense and 6th for points allowed. The offense is led by running back Evan Royster who has 506 yards and 4 touchdowns with a 5.8 yards per carry average.
Quarterback Daryll Clark has been up and down with 12 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions. Minnesota has beaten the spread in 6 out of their last 8 trips to Happy Valley against the Nittany Lions.