2007-2008 Minnesota Golden Gophers College Basketball Betting

College basketball betting odds on Minnesota are going to be lower this season as the Gophers have some talent and they have a coach in Tubby Smith that knows how to win.

Many basketball betting experts are expecting Minnesota to be one of the surprise teams in the nation this year.

College basketball betting fans will see that guard Lawrence McKenzie will score a ton of points this season.  Al Nolen should get backup minutes and Jamal Abu-Shamala can also play guard.  Getting playing time should be Lawrence Westbrook and freshman Blake Hoffarber according to college basketball betting experts. The strength of the Gophers according to college basketball betting experts is up front, where seniors Dan Coleman and Spencer Tollackson return.  Both are double-digit scorers.  Jonathan Williams should also see backup minutes according to college basketball betting experts.  It may seem that Minnesota has struggled forever, but it really has only been the last couple of years.  What is interesting for Minnesota according to college basketball betting is that Tubby Smith was given a swift kick out by Kentucky fans but he did lead the Wildcats to a title and is a quality coach.  The key to Minnesota’s season may be in the hands of freshman shooting guard Blake Hoffarber according to basketball betting experts. As for returning players, everyone is back this season and that will help tremendously according to college basketball betting experts. McKenzie can shoot the three and make some steals according to college basketball betting experts.

Coleman is a solid player down low that can play defense, rebound and score for fans of basketball betting odds.  Tollackson missed the second half of the Big 10 season but is back and healthy.  He can also provide good offense and rebounding for fans of college basketball betting. Coleman is the fourth-leading returning scorer and sixth-leading returning rebounder in the Big Ten. Brandon Smith has the ability to have a much better year as well for Minnesota according to college basketball betting experts.  Tubby's teams at Kentucky were excellent defensively so look for Minnesota to be vastly improved for fans of basketball betting odds. 

The Big 10 is not loaded with great teams so Minnesota should be able to compete according to college basketball betting experts.  Tubby Smith has won at least 20 games for the past 13 years and could keep that streak alive this year according to college basketball betting experts.