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2023 NCAAF Handicapping Analysis: Week 12
(5-5) Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (10-0)
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
NCAA Week 12 ATS Betting Lines: (BET NOW!) Minnesota +27.5 | Ohio State -27.5
Week 12 CFB Moneyline Odds: Minnesota +1600 | Ohio State -5750
College Football Betting Total: O/U 49
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These teams did not face off last season, but looking back on their last three head-to-head games, Minnesota has gone 3-0. The team’s split these games vs. the spread, each going 1-1-1.
In terms of scoring, Minnesota and Ohio State averaged 59 points and finished with an over/under record of 1-2.
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Minnesota Golden Gophers
In Minnesota’s most recent loss to Purdue, the Golden Gophers faced a -11-point deficit going into the 4th and were unable to mount a comeback effort, falling 49-30.
Against the spread, Minnesota has gone 3-6 this season. The Golden Gophers have been favored six times compared to three games as the underdog.
So far this season, the average over/under line for Minnesota’s games has been 44 points. The Golden Gophers have an over/under record of 4-5 heading into this week’s game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats
The Golden Gophers come into their matchup vs. Ohio State 21st in college football at 396 rushing attempts per game. This has translated to an average of 161.7 rushing yards per game, placing them 62nd nationally.
Additionally, they’ve been airing it out 24.8 times each game, accumulating an average of 158.2 passing yards. In terms of scoring, they stand 80th, with 22.5 points per game.
The Minnesota defense, going into this week’s game, holds 97th place for points allowed, allowing 25.8 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 226.6 passing yards each game against them (91st in the country).
On the ground, they’re yielding 137.7 rushing yards, ranking them 63rd in college football.
On the offensive side of the ball, Minnesota finished with three touchdowns against Purdue, but did not find the endzone in the running game. Overall, they finished with 292 passing yards and 115 yards rushing.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State’s defense came up big in their most recent game, giving up just three points in the team’s 38-3 win over Michigan State.
Having been favored in all of their games so far, the Buckeyes have a 5-2-2 vs. the spread. Ohio State’s average scoring margin for the season is +23.4 points per game.
So far in this season, Ohio State has posted an over/under record of 2-7. On average, their matchups have yielded a combined score of 43.2 points, with the typical over/under line set at 52.8 points.
Ohio State Buckeyes Stats
On offense, Ohio State comes into the game averaging 33.3, which is 29th in the NCAA.
On average, they are averaging 290.2 passing yards (20th) compared to 86th in rushing yards. For the season, they are averaging 329 rushing attempts per contest.
Through the air, the Buckeyes’ attempted 34 passes against Michigan State, gaining 353 yards and securing three scores. On the ground, they maintained an average of 5.5 yards per carry, resulting in two rushing touchdowns.
Ohio State’s defense is ranked 188th in passing yards allowed per game as they prepare for this matchup. Opponents have attempted an average of 31.7 passing attempts against the Buckeyes.
They have given up 9.9 points per game so far, placing them 43rd in college football. In the NCAA’s rush defense category, they are 32nd.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA Football Betting Trends
- The Golden Gophers are 2-3 in their last five games as an underdog.
- Conversely, the Buckeyes are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
- Also, the Golden Gophers are 4-6 ATS in their last ten road games.
- On the other side, the Buckeyes have gone 3-5-2 across their last ten home games.
- Over the Golden Gophers’ last 3 road games, the over/under record is 2-1.
- The Buckeyes’ have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last 3 games at home.
Minnesota vs. Ohio State Line Movement
4* Free Week 12 NCAA Betting Prediction: Minnesota +27.5
For a moneyline bet, I like Ohio State to pick up the win. I’m not advising you to bet the moneyline however. Just know, they’re winning this game straight up! #Shocking
As the away underdogs, I’m leaning towards Minnesota to cover the spread at +27.5.
Minnesota games have an average margin of +4.3 vs. their over/under lines this season. With the over/under line at 49, our prediction is that this game will go over, concluding with a combined total of 52 points.
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