Planning on watching today’s Buckeyes and Golden Gophers game? Catch the action at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN, as the Golden Gophers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BTN. This Big Ten conference matchup has an over/under of 139.5 points, and Minnesota is favored to win by -3.5 at home vs. Ohio State.

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers -3.5

This game will be played at Williams Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
  • Not only will Minnesota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Ohio State Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Today, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be playing the Minnesota Golden Gophers with a record of 15-11. As the away team, the Buckeyes have a 3-7 record, while they are 12-4 at home this season. Ohio State’s ATS performance has them sitting below .500, as they currently have a 10-16 record vs. the spread. However, in their last five games, they have been much more successful, going 4-1 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Ohio State have had an average of 144.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.7 points. Their over/under record is 14-12-0. The Buckeyes have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 143 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their latest game, Ohio State offense put up 73 points against Purdue. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.3% and made 7 threes. Bruce Thornton led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Jamison Battle contributed 19 points for the Buckeyes.

At this time, the Buckeyes’ defense is positioned 114th in the country, permitting 69.7 points per game. Ohio State’s three-point defense is currently 118th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.3% of their shots vs. Ohio State.

Is a Home Win Possible for Minnesota?

Today, the Minnesota Golden Gophers will face the Ohio State Buckeyes with a record of 16-9. When playing on the road, Minnesota has a 2-6 record this season, while they have a 14-3 record when playing at home. As of now, Minnesota holds a 20-4-1 record against the spread heading into today’s matchup. In their last ten games this season, Minnesota has an impressive 5-0 record vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Minnesota have had an average of 145.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.4 points. Their over/under record is 14-11-0. The Golden Gophers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 148 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

Minnesota’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Rutgers, finishing the game with a total of 81 points. Their season average is now 76.3 points per game. Offensively, the Golden Gophers have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 70th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 132nd in percentage and 122nd in three-pointers made.

The Golden Gophers’ defense is presently ranked 106th nationally, allowing an average of 69.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Minnesota’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.