You Better You Bet's Ken Barkley is all over college football team win totals and sees huge value on Minnesota when it comes to how many games victories they'll stack up.
"The first team that stands out immediately and it probably won't stand out maybe to other people because this team kind of blends in with the rest of their division, but the schedule sets up for 10 wins for sure, is Minnesota, actually," Barkley said, as he is definitely rowing the boat on this bet. "Plus-650, a ton returning, the quarterback, the running back (Mohamed Ibrahim) who tore his (Achilles' tendon) against Ohio State in Week 1 last year. And the schedule sets up amazingly. They don't draw Ohio State and they don't draw Michigan from the Big Ten East."
Hear Barkley further explain his thinking behind this here.
And the BetQL Model is very much in lockstep with Locky Lockerson. The Model is projecting Minnesota will win 9.5 games, soaring past their over/under total of 7.5 games. If you want to get in on the the over on this win total, that is at -125 at DraftKings, while the under 7.5 games is juiced to +105; you can also get the under at +110 at FanDuel.
Minnesota's odds to win the Big Ten are quite long at +3000, and their odds to win the Big Ten West are +500. Barkley and the BetQL Model both make a convincing argument for Minnesota going over on this total, so I'd get in on their odds to do so before they get shorter.