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Minnesota at Colorado 9/18/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Colorado Buffaloes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds & Info

Game Colorado Buffaloes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date & Time Saturday September 18, 2021, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Sonny Lubick Field At Canvas Stadium Sonny Lubick Field At Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins, USA
Latest odds
COL -2.5 ; O/U 48.5
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers bounced back in week 2 of the season with a 31-26 win over the Miami Red Hawks to get the first win of the season. Tanner Morgan led the way for the Minnesota offense going 8-17 throwing the ball for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. Treyson Potts added 178 yards and 2 scores on 34 carries.

Defensively the Golden Gophers had issues allowing 341 total yards and 237 yards through the air. Mariano Sori-Marin led the defense with 10 tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss. Tyler Nubin chipped in with 5 tackles an 1 interceptions for the Gophers defense.

The Colorado Buffaloes suffered their first loss of the year in week 2 with a 10-7 loss to the #5 ranked Texas A&M Aggies. Brendon Lewis struggled throwing the ball completing 13 of 25 passes on the day for 89 yards and 1 interception, while adding 91 yards on the ground on 9 carries.

Colorado shined defensively holding a top 5 ranked team to 288 yards and 10 points. Nate Landman led the way for the Colorado defensive unit with 10 tackles and 2 for a loss. Isaiah Lewis and Christian Gonzalez chipped into the defense with 6 tackles each.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Total has gone OVER in 11 of the last 16 games for Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 13-7 SU in their last 20 games 
  • Minnesota is 7-3 SU in their last 10 road games 
  • Total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 6 games for Colorado
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in their last 5 road games 

Free NCAAF Pick:

Minnesota Golden Gophers +2.5

Both of these teams are 1-1 after the first 2 weeks of their year looking to get things on track in week 3. Both teams have played high ranking opponents and each played well showing promise for the season. Minnesota is the better and deeper team heading into Colorado giving the Golden Gophers a distinct advantage. Minnesota plays well on the road and will carry that into Folsom Field keeping things close enough to cover the small number. Final Score Prediction, the Minnesota Golden Gophers win and cover ATS 35-31.

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