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Oregon State Beavers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Week 1 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Minnesota looks to cover the Golden Gophers-Beavers point spread this week and improve its overall 6-7 mark when they host Oregon State in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in this game found them listed as -7.5-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 32-14 result in favor of the Golden Gophers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oregon State Beavers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-7 so far on the season, and 7-6 ATS vs the point spread. The Oregon State Beavers, meanwhile, are 2-10 and 3-9 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Minnesota go 7-6 and the Oregon State Beavers go 6-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Oregon State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 74 and the Oregon State Beavers at No. 121 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 106-ranked offense, averaging 22.46 PPG, against a Oregon State defense that ranks No. 114 this week at 37 PPG. The Minnesota aerial game is averaging 214.85 yards per game, less than the Oregon State Beavers secondary allows through the air, 254.58 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Oregon State Beavers feature the league's No. 45-rated road run defense, allowing 160 yards per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ryan Nall ran through the Oregon defense for 174 yards in Oregon State's last game, but the Beavers still lost a 52-42 decision at Autzen Stadium.

The Golden Gophers grabbed a Week P victory over the Chippewas in their last game, winning 21-14 at Ford Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Oregon State home to Idaho State, Saturday, September 17th
Minnesota home to Indiana State, Saturday, September 10th