Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Golden Gophers and Buckeyes. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on BTN, and it’s hosted by the Buckeyes at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 143 points, and the Buckeyes are favored to win at home against the Golden Gophers.
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS VS OHIO STATE BUCKEYES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers +13
This game will be played at Value City Arena at 6:30 ET on Sunday, December 3rd.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Buckeyes.
- Even though we have Ohio State winning straight-up, we like Minnesota at +13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Will Minnesota Win on the Road?
Today’s game will be the 8th game of the season for Minnesota, who currently have a 5-2 record. When playing on the road, the Golden Gophers are 0-1, and at home, they are 5-1. Against the spread, Minnesota has a 4-2-1 record this season. Looking at their performance in their previous five games, they are 2-2-1 vs. the spread.
Through seven games, Minnesota has an over/under record of 3-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 146.3 points per game so far. In the Golden Gophers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 141 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
In their latest game, Minnesota’s offense looked good, scoring 97 points against New Orleans. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 59.4% and made 13/23 free throws. Cam Christie led the team in scoring, putting up 20 points. Additionally, Pharrel Payne contributed 17 points for the Golden Gophers.
In the current season, the Minnesota defense has excelled, sitting 68th in the nation by allowing 66.6 points per game. Against New Orleans in their most recent game, the Minnesota defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing New Orleans to hit 59% of their shots.
Will the Buckeyes Find a Way to Win at Home?
After defeating Central Michigan 88-61 in their most recent game, Ohio State improved their overall record to 6-1. In their previous ten home games, Ohio State has a record of 7-3, which includes games from last year. As of today’s game, Ohio State has a 3-4 record against the spread. Looking at their last five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.
Through seven games, Ohio State has an over/under record of 4-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 144.6 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Buckeyes’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 154 points per game.
In their latest game, Ohio State offense put up 88 points against Central Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47% and made 7 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Bruce Thornton, who holds an average of 18.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Roddy Gayle Jr. is averaging 14.4 points per game this season.
The Buckeyes’ defense is presently ranked 43rd nationally, allowing an average of 64.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Ohio State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.0% this season.