I get it. You’re frustrated. You miss the packed stadiums, the $10 beers, the tailgates, and the absolutely lit Friday nights at Target Field with the boys/girls. But I’m here to tell you, sports will be back. We will be back… and when we are, we’re going to come back firing on all cylinders.
What better way to do that than a little sports betting to go along with your drinking? After all Minnesota, life is better with money on the line. Here in the Land of 10,000 locks, also known as MinnesotaSportsFan.com, we will provide for you the greatest (average-at-best) gambling advice there is in the home of the brave.
The Coronavirus has slowed down the legislative process, but with states needing extra revenue, it’s likely that half of the U.S. will have legalized sports gambling by the end of 2020.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 4, 2020
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Minnesota doesn’t look like they will be legalizing sports gambling any time soon. However, the fighting Fred Hoibergs to the south are here to save us. Diamond Jo’s Sportsbook is just a nice 1 hour and 43-minute drive down I35. Or if you’re a Bovada or bookie guy that’s cool too. Maybe the extra rush of illegality drives you…
We will kick it all off this week by looking at some Minnesota sports future bets. I say “we” because WE are in this together, Minnesota. If picks are wrong, we are wrong together (so don’t blame me). If we fly, we fly together. From Warroad to Worthington, we eat some Ws and STAY HOT together, Minnesota!
I know we don’t have any Minnesota sports teams that are playing actual games right now, so let’s look at some of the best futures that are out there, when it comes to Minnesota sports that should kickoff this fall:
Minnesota Gophers Football Over/Under 8 wins
Our Pick: OVER
Draft Kings has set the Gophers (over/under) win total for this season at 8 wins. This one is so obvious, it hurts. With the momentum of a 11-2 bowl championship season, plus an easy non conference schedule (all at home/ Taggart replacing Kiffin at FAU), a 9 win season is definitely something worth tossing some money towards. The only road game in which we could possibly consider the gophers an underdog, at this point, is when we head to Madison on October 10th. If we beat one of Iowa, Wisconsin or Michigan, it would be very difficult to see anything worse than 9-3 on the year. RTB!!
Adam Thielen Over/Under 7.5 TDs
Our Pick: OVER
Bovada has Thielen at 7.5 over/under TDs this year. This is a somewhat low risk-low reward bet here, but Thielen is coming off of a 6 TD performance last season while missing 6 games and only being targeted 48 times. Not to mention his 9 TD campaign in 2018. His reception numbers from Bradford & Keenum in 2017 (91 receptions) and Cousins in 2018 (113 receptions) were both in the top 10 in franchise history. With Diggs gone, Kirk may rely more on Thielen, leading to more targets. Kirk loves looking for Thielen, we love this bet.
Kirk Cousins Over/Under 25.5 TDs
Our Pick: OVER
29, 25, 27, 30, and 26. Those are the TD totals Kirk has had since becoming a full time starter in the NFL. If you think Kirk is about to have one of his worst TD throwing seasons in his career, why are you even on this website? If Justin Jefferson isn’t Troy Williamson, HAMMER this over because Kirk ain’t done yet.
Wisconsin Badgers Football Over/Under 9.5 wins
Our Pick: UNDER
Okay, I know this one technically isn’t Minnesota sports. But any time we can bet against Wisconsin we are going to jump at that opportunity. When the college football season does start on time, we are going to HAMMER Indiana moneyline to upset Wisconsin to open the year. Indana is coming off their best year since 1993, while Wisconsin graduated stars Jonathan Taylor and Quintez Cephus. The Badger defense will be solid, but Indiana will hang in until the last few seconds. That gives the Badgers one loss to start the year before they play at Michigan and against Notre Dame at Lambeau Field. Since they are guaranteed to lose the axe on October 10th, a 10 win season just seems far fetched.
There you have it. Our top futures going into this fall. Now sit back, relax, and watch the money pile up. Stay hot, Minnesota.
Goldy Locks | Minnesota Sports Fan