Free Week 2 Prediction: Gophers vs Beavers Odds
Looking for Minnesota Gophers vs. Oregon State Beavers free picks? Week 2 betting sees the Gophers taking on the Beavers Saturday September 9th at Reser Stadium in Corvalis, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Minnesota Oregon State free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Minnesota Gophers vs. Oregon State Beavers (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 10:10 pm EST
Venue: Reser Stadium in Corvalis, Oregon
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The college football season is in full swing and the non conference schedules have been absolutely packed so far. This game is no exception as the Gophers come into Corvalis coming off a great win at home.
Oregon State is also coming off of a win, but faced a big scare as Portland State was ever so close to beat them and finish the upset. Oregon State has been one of the most disappointing teams in the PAC 12 for some years now and look to bounce back.
Minnesota is coming off a win against a good Buffalo team at home. In PJ Fleck’s first game head coaching as a Gopher he started off hot and on the right foot winning 17-7.
The offense was the most concerning thing about the Gophers as they really struggled to move the football and finish drives. They were able to rack up over 400 yards but the turnovers in the red zone killed the Gophers scoring drives.
The Gophers defense was the biggest strength that they had only giving up just over 200+ yards of total offense. This was the “bend but don’t break” defense that Fleck has been looking for only giving up 7 points the entire game.
Oregon State Beavers
Quarterback Ryan Nall leads the Beavers out on offense that has really struggled. The offense has put up a lot of points on the board but surprisingly enough have not been able to really march down the field and gain yards.
Although finishing drives has been a strong suit, Nall only threw for 53 yards last game and depended on the run game in order to finish the game last Saturday. To be frank, the Beavers were terrible and are lucky to have beat the FCS team from Portland.
Overall the Beavers will have to be a lot better if they want to beat a good Gopher team that has a great head coach. The defense really has not been the issue, it is getting the defense off the field because the offense has been so poor.
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- MINN are 6-0-3 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- ORST are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall
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The Gophers should take this game with no real issues in Corvalis and I expect this to be the main outcome from the game. The Beavers do not stand a chance if they do not figure out the offensive side of the ball early.
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The Gophers will have a hard time covering this game because of all the points that they have to score and this is an area they are not the best. But, they should not have an issue containing the offense from Oregon State because it has been so predictable.
We will see how both teams will fare in their respective conferences as this is one of those games that is a good measuring stick. Oregon State is the weaker team with less talent but has the advantage being at home.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 31 – Oregon State 14
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