Point Spread: 14.00 | -103.00 Minnesota (Home)
The Buckeyes ran the table in the BIG10 last year, but after three games were cancelled due to Covid, the conference had to change the rules midway through the season in order to allow Ohio State to play Northwestern in the Conference Championship Game. Three of their six wins came by less than 14 points, and they are 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. The Golden Gophers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog. This team was 11-2 in 2019, and last year's 3-4 record can be written off as a product of delays and interruptions during a pandemic. With all the talent returning in 2021, there is every reason to expect PJ Fleck to field a highly competitive team. The Buckeyes last game at Minnesota came by a score of 31-24, and I expect a similar story here in the season opener.