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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Ohio State Buckeyes taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Minnesota Golden Gophers betting line as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers currently sport a 14-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-5 ATS. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-5 and 5-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minnesota Golden Gophers produce a 6-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ohio State Buckeyes have gone 7-5-1 against the totals betting line.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit at No. 27 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ohio State Buckeyes sit at No. 52 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 77.31 PPG, against a Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 37 at 64.73 PPG. The Golden Gophers field goal percentage has averaged 44.37% so far, less than the Buckeyes marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.79% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes got 17 points from Jae'Sean Tate, but it was Purdue that prevailed in a 76-75 final on Thursday at Value City Arena.

Minnesota got 17 points from Amir Coffey en route to a 70-66 victory over Northwestern on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Minnesota is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Ohio State
  • Minnesota is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing Ohio State

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State at Wisconsin, Thursday, January 12th
Minnesota at Michigan State, Wednesday, January 11th