Minnesota Golden Gophers
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Minnesota Golden Gophers Football
Following an impressive 11-2 season in 2019, expectations were high for the Golden Gophers heading into 2020. Unfortunately for head coach PJ Fleck’s squad, they failed to meet them, finishing in the middle of the Big Ten West with a 3-4 record.
Will the Gophers get back to rowing the boat this season? Find all of their results, against-the-spread (ATS) included, as well as their upcoming schedule with full odds, depth charts, and more above.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Point Spreads
Despite its losing record overall, Minnesota was slightly profitable for its spread bettors in 2020. This can happen when a team covers the spread but loses the game.
With spread bets, if a team covers, bets on that team pay off. Spread bets rely on the amount of the victory to decide the bet, and they look like this:
- Minnesota +10.5 (-110)
- Wisconsin -10.5 (-110)
With a 20-17 loss, underdog Minnesota still covered the spread, as the three-point loss was less than the 10.5 points that the line was set at (winning the game as an underdog also counts as covering). The favored team -- Wisconsin in this case -- needed to win by at least 11 points to cover.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Over/Unders
Another popular bet on college football is an over/under, or totals, bet. With this kind of bet, you’re wagering on how many points are scored in a Gophers game, rather than which team wins or loses or the amount of the victory.
For example, betting under 47.5 for the game against Wisconsin that finished 20-17 was a winning bet, since the points scored (37) was less than the number oddsmakers set the total. For the over to get the green check, you’d need 48 or more combined points. Whole number totals can end up as a tie if the points scored is equal to the total. In that case, all bettors get refunded.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Moneylines
If wins and losses aren’t just the most important thing, but the only thing, then moneyline bets are for you. Moneyline bets are wagers on which team will the game; nothing else matters. However, markets adjust the odds based on whether the Gophers are expected to win the game (“favorites”) or expected to lose (“underdogs”).
Favored teams -- those with minus odds -- pay out less than the amount bet on them, while underdogs (plus sign) pay out more. For example, the Gophers winning as -220 favorites vs. Wisconsin would require $220 to be wagered to win $100, but if they’re +220 underdogs, you need to risk just $100 to win $220.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Props
Senior running back Mohamed Ibrahim ran for over 150 yards per game last year, so betting over on his yardage props was a winning strategy. Proposition, or prop, bets are wagers on a player's stat line for a game. They're a great entry into betting if you're a fan of fantasy football.
Other than rushing yards, you could bet on Ibrahim to score a touchdown, QB Tanner Morgan's completions, WR Clay Geary's receptions, and many more.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Futures
Speaking of Ibrahim, he officially qualifies as a darkhorse Heisman candidate, with the 25th-best odds to win the trophy this season. Betting on the Heisman winner is a type of futures bet, a wager that is settled based on what happens over an entire season.
Other Gophers futures for 2021 include their odds to win the Big Ten, over/under on their season win total, and more.