NCAA football betting on Saturday includes an ESPN 2 televised contest between Minnesota and Syracuse.
Those making a college football bet at the sportsbook might be looking to take Syracuse with their new quarterback Greg Paulus but Minnesota has some talent and that is the reason they are the road favorite.
NCAA football betting has the Gophers as a 6.5 point favorite with a total of 47. Those making a college football bet are going to watch this game simply because of Paulus. The former Duke basketball player won the starting quarterback job and those making a college football bet will be interested to see how he does. The Orange should be better simply in NCAA football betting because Greg Robinson is gone. The former head coach was a disaster and simply couldn’t do the job. New head coach Doug Marrone has some rebuilding to do but there is at least hope now for Syracuse in NCAA football betting.
Minnesota made some off-season changes as well, especially on offense as they hired Jedd Fisch as their offensive coordinator. He will bring in a much more diverse offense so Minnesota will run a lot more than they did last year when they were last in the Big 10 in rushing as NCAA football betting stats indicated. Running back Duane Bennett is back from injury and should be poised for a big season for Minnesota. The team also has a solid wide receiver in Eric Decker who can impact NCAA football betting. Minnesota also has a new defensive coordinator in Kevin Cosgrove. He has some talent to work with including linebacker Lee Campbell who led the team in tackles last season as NCAA football betting stats tell us.
Syracuse is going to get attention from those making a college football bet simply because of the novelty of Paulus at quarterback. He may surprise some NCAA football betting gamblers since he was a great high school quarterback. He has a great receiver in Mike Williams to throw to so look for some TD passes right away for Paulus as Syracuse looks to be improved in NCAA football betting. Williams didn’t play last year as NCAA football betting stats show but he can make a difference this season.
Minnesota and Syracuse have played twice in NCAA football betting history with each team getting a win. They have not met since 1996.