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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Week 12 Betting Prediction and Odds

Ohio State Buckeyes


Minnesota Golden Gophers
Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 PM ET
TCF Bank Stadium

The Ohio State Buckeyes hope to avoid a letdown when they play their second consecutive Big Ten game away from home against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday. The Buckeyes are coming off a huge 49-37 victory over the Michigan State Spartans last week as 4-point road underdogs to improve to 8-1 straight-up and 7-2 against the spread this season.

The Golden Gophers are also coming off a big win, crushing the Iowa Hawkeyes 51-14 last Saturday as 1.5-point home underdogs. They are just 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings with Ohio State but have gone 3-0 vs. the line in their past three as a home dog.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in this one found them as 14.5-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

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Computer Prediction: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Buckeyes to win this game on Saturday 38-22. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-2 so far on the season, and 5-4 ATS vs the point spread. The Ohio State Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 8-1 and 7-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Minnesota go 3-5-1 and the Ohio State Buckeyes go 8-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Ohio State injuries news.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit at No. 54 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are at No. 2 on that chart.

How Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Golden Gophers No. 60-ranked offense (30.67 PPG) against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 26 at 21.78 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers passing attack has averaged 140.22 yards per game, less than the Ohio State Buckeyes give up through the air (201 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ohio State Buckeyes feature the league's No. 48-rated road run defense, allowing 157.5 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ezekiel Elliott ran through the Michigan State defense for 154 yards in Ohio State's last game, handing the Spartans a 49-37 setback on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

Minnesota cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 51-14 score against Iowa at TCF Bank Stadium.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds Trends

Ohio State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games
Ohio State is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Minnesota is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
Minnesota is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Indiana, Saturday, November 22nd
Minnesota at Nebraska, Saturday, November 22nd