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Minnesota vs Miami-OH 9/11/21 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Miami-OH RedHawks (0-1) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-1)
September 11, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -20.5 / Miami-OH RedHawks +20.5; Over/Under: 56.5
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers meet the Miami (OH) RedHawks Saturday in week 2 college football action at TCF Bank Stadium. The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for a win after losing their opener to Cincinnati. The Minnesota Golden Gophers need a win after losing their opener to Ohio State.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks hope to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2018 CFB season. AJ Mayer is completing 32.1 percent of his passes for 109 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mac Hippenhammer and Jack Sorenson have combined for 96 receiving yards on five catches while Devon Dorsey has one reception. The Miami (OH) RedHawks ground game is averaging 169 yards per contest, and Keyon Mozee leads the way with 80 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing 49 points and 542 yards per game. Ja’don Rucker-Furlow leads the Miami (OH) RedHawks with eight tackles, Mike Brown has one sack and Sterling Weatherford has one interception.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers hope to avoid back-to-back 0-2 starts to the season. Tanner Morgan is completing 56 percent of his passes for 205 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Daniel Jackson and Dylan Wright have combined for 115 receiving yards and one touchdown while Brevyn Spann-Ford has three receptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ground game is averaging 203 yards per contest, and Mohamed Ibrahim leads the way with 163 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 45 points and 495 yards per game. Mariano Sori-Marin leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers with six tackles, Jordan Howden has four tackles and Terell Smith has one interception. 

The RedHawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Golden Gophers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 8-3 in RedHawks last 11 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Golden Gophers last 7 home games.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the better team here, but they’re also coming off a physical game against Ohio State and are now without their NFL caliber running back in Ibrahim. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are battle tested after facing a top-10 Cincinnati team last week and they can’t possibly play any worse offensively. This could also be a lookahead game for the Gophers after playing OSU last week and having a road game against Colorado next week. Give me the RedHawks and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Miami-OH RedHawks +20.5
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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