College football gambling handicappers have very little desire to get involved with Minnesota as they are one of the least appealing teams with the college football odds.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will host the #11 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night with an ABC telecast set for 8:05 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with Ohio State as a 25 point road favorite.
Ohio State has a college football bet record of 7-1 straight up and 6-2 against the spread with just 2 of their games going under the total. The Buckeyes destroyed Purdue 49-0 last week as they were in a take no prisoners mood after losing at Wisconsin the previous week.
Ohio State ranks 6th in the nation for scoring and 3rd in the country for total defense. Terrelle Pryor has passed for 1775 yards and is having a superb season. Make no mistake this is still a dangerous team that can lineup with anyone in the country.
The loss at Wisconsin may have soured some of the general public but Ohio State could still end up in the BCS championship game.
Minnesota had a Tim Brewster like result last week after firing Brewster as coach the Sunday before the game as they lost at home to Penn State 33-21 to fall to a college football betting record of 1-7 straight up and 3-5 against the spread with 5 of their games going over the total.
Minnesota ranks 79th in the nation for scoring and 100th for points allowed on defense. ABC cannot be happy with this matchup being in prime time.
Ohio State has paid out in 13 of their last 17 when coming off a payout in their previous game. The Buckeyes are a phenomenal 35-16 in Big Ten games and have a college football gambling record of 37-18 when coming off a straight up win.
Minnesota has paid out in just 4 of their last 15 home games against teams with a winning record. Minnesota has gone over the total in 21 out of their last 27 games when coming off a failure to cover in their previous game. The Buckeyes have gotten the money in 5 of their last 6 trips to Minnesota.