Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 11/18/2023 – As college football enthusiasts get ready for another captivating matchup, the Minnesota Golden Gophers will face a serious test against Ohio State Buckeyes at Columbus. Minnesota boasts an even 5-5 record against an undefeated Ohio State side; thus laying the stage for an encounter that promises excitement and intensity. We will examine both teams comprehensively; looking into their offensive/defensive performances as well as key players before providing predictions for this showdown. The college football betting picks are up and running for bettors to place their bets on their favorite teams.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Ohio State Buckeyes 11/18/2023
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 4:00 PM ET|
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Minnesota Golden Gophers stand at 5-5 and embark on an important road trip that leads to Columbus to face top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus for an epic matchup. Recent struggles, including an 18-point defeat at Purdue, have left Minnesota searching for ways to turn things around and gain momentum moving forward.
Minnesota Golden Gophers: Road Trip and Struggling Offense
Minnesota has struggled on offense this season, averaging 318.6 yards per game and scoring 22.5 points through 10 games. Athan Kaliakmanis has proven key, leading Minnesota’s offense with 1582 yards and 13 scores. Defensively, Minnesota ranks 54th nationally by allowing 364 yards and 25.8 points per game allowed per contest; an upcoming matchup against Ohio State’s high-powered offense will undoubtedly test their defensive capabilities.
Ohio State Buckeyes Unbeatable and Unstoppable
On the other side of the field, Ohio State Buckeyes are reveling in an undefeated season and sitting atop their division with an undefeated 10-0 record and no loss to Michigan State in three straight matches. Their recent dominating performance against Michigan State exemplified their offensive prowess and defensive strength that make them such a formidable team.
Kyle McCord has been an outstanding performer at center for Ohio State this season, amassing 2687 yards and 20 scores on 191 completions – connecting with receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. to score 1063 yards and 12 scores off of 59 catches – to fuel an offensive machine averaging 428.8 yards per game while ranking in the top 30 nationally with 33.3 points per game – an amazing achievement indeed.
Ohio State stands out as an impressive defensive team, ranking fourth nationally and surrendering only 262.3 yards per game on defense. They also rank second-best when it comes to points allowed, conceding just 9.9 per game. Overall, Ohio State displays dominance on both sides of the ball.
Predicting Ohio State’s Dominance in Tomorrow’s Showdown
As Ohio State Buckeyes prepare to host Minnesota Golden Gophers, momentum and statistics are heavily in their favor. Led by McCord and Harrison Jr. on offense and an effective defensive unit, Ohio State has proved themselves time after time this season.
Minnesota’s recent offensive struggles, specifically Kaliakmanis’ failure to match Ohio State’s scoring feats, raise concerns over their ability to keep pace with Ohio State. Although Kaliakmanis has shown promise against top-tier defenses such as Ohio State’s, this task will prove arduous and requires perseverance and hard work from everyone on the team.
NCAAF Latest Odds: OSU -28.5 ; O/U 49.5
Expect Ohio State to dominate both offensively and defensively, using their impressive offensive firepower and formidable defensive ability to secure another dominating win and cover at home for them, keeping their undefeated streak alive.
Golden Gophers Betting Trends
Minnesota are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games.
Minnesota are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against Ohio State.
Minnesota are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
Golden Gophers are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Ohio State.
Minnesota are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Minnesota are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the East Division.
Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State’s last 7 games.
Ohio State are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
Ohio State are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Buckeyes are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Ohio State are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the West Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games played in November.
Ohio State are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games played in week 12.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Pick
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to maintain their dominance against a tough Minnesota Golden Gophers squad on the road this week. Fans can anticipate gridiron excitement and strategic battles between these two sides; statistics and previous performances strongly support Ohio State as the eventual victor – college football fans can anticipate an exhibition of offensive brilliance and defensive resilience from Ohio State that should secure them as the top-rated team nationwide. The best sportsbook NCAAF predictions are intact for the Buckeyes to win and cover the spread with ease.
Score Prediction: Buckeyes 49, Gophers 3.