The Buckeyes are 25.5 point favorites in college football lines at the Sbg sportsbook. This game can be seen regionally on ABC television.
Ohio State Rout
There is nothing to like about Minnesota in this game. They have lost their last seven games, rarely been competitive and face an Ohio State team that has owned them. The only advantage for the Gophers should be the home field but that hasn’t seemed to matter much either. The Buckeyes are normally a good road team as they are 39-15 on the road under head coach Jim Tressel. The Buckeyes have won 19 of their past 21 conference road games.
The Buckeyes have won the last 11 games in Minnesota and 17 of the last 18. Minnesota head coach Jeff Horton realizes that his team is a big underdog and is not expected to win but he did say that his team will go out and play hard. It may not matter though. Minnesota couldn’t even win at home last week or cover the spread against a poor Penn State team. It is unlikely they will be able to keep it close against the Buckeyes.
Ohio State Trends
The Buckeyes are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games as a road favorite. The Buckeyes are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games in October. The Buckeyes are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 conference games. The Buckeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings at Minnesota.
The Gophers are 4-9-3 ATS in their last 16 games as a home underdog. The Gophers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Under is 7-0-2 in the Buckeyes last 9 road games. The Under is 12-3 in the Buckeyes last 15 vs. a team with a losing record. The Under is 6-2-2 in the Buckeyes last 10 games in October. The Under is 3-1-1 in the Buckeyes last 5 conference games. The Over is 4-1 in the Gophers last 5 games overall. The Over is 11-3 in the Gophers last 14 conference games. The Over is 37-16-1 in the Gophers last 54 home games.