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Ohio State at Minnesota Picks & Betting Tips – New-Look Buckeyes To Cover

  • Ohio State at Minnesota tips for Thursday, September 2
  • Matchup gets underway at 20:00 ET at TCF Bank Stadium
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    Ohio State at Minnesota Picks & Betting Tips
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Ohio State at Minnesota Picks & Betting Tips


Ohio State have lost a bunch of talent, but once they get into their stride they could be too strong.

CJ Stroud has an outstanding group or receivers to throw the ball to and a solid run game to support him.

Defensively they will go all out to slow down talented Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim.

If they can do that, the Buckeyes are likely to pull away and cover the spread in their opening game.

  • Ohio State are 6-1 against the spread in the last 2 seasons
  • Ohio State are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games
  • Ohio State averaged 41.0 points per game last season
  • Ohio State averaged 519.4 yards per game last season
  • Ohio State WRs Chris Olave & Garrett Wilson combined for 1,452 yards & 13 TDs last season
  • Minnesota averaged 30.1 points allowed per game last season
  • Minnesota averaged 415.9 yards allowed per game last season

Head To Head


  • Ohio State lead the all-time series 45-7
  • Ohio State won 30-14 in the most recent meeting in 2018

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Ohio State finished 7-1 last season and made it all the way to the National Championship, losing to Alabama.

They lost QB Justin Fields to the NFL Draft this offseason and CJ Stroud will be the new Buckeyes starter.

He will have two of the best receivers in College Football to throw to – Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. They combined for 1,452 yards & 13 touchdowns in 2020.

RB Master Teague III averaged 4.9 yards per carry in 2020, scoring eight TDs, and should see his touches increase this season.

Ryan Day’s offense is expected to be one of the best in the game again in 2021, which will help cover for a defense that has vulnerabilities.

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Minnesota lost three of their first four games last season and ended the campaign below .500 at 3-4.

The Golden Gophers lost by 25 in their only game against a ranked opponent in 2020 (#18 Michigan).

They do boast one of the best running backs in College Football in Mohamed Ibrahim.

Ibrahim ranked #11 in total rushing yards (1,076), #90 in average yards per play (5.4) and #5 in touchdowns (15) in 2021.

He is key to their offense – this is a team that averaged only 199.1 yards per game passing last season.

Defensively they need to improve after giving up 30.1 points per game in 2020, giving up 35 points or more in three of their four losses.

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Verdict

Ohio State have lost some key players in the offseason but appear to have retooled well.

We may see some early teething problems, but once Ryan Day’s offense gets firing they should pull away to cover.

Best Bet: Ohio State -14.0 Spread @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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