Gopher football fails to get respect from Vegas

The Minnesota Gopher football team won a school record 10 games last season, including a Sun Bowl victory over Oregon. However, the oddsmakers in Las Vegas still need to see more from this year's team before they jump on the bandwagon.

The Minnesota football team is a 10-point underdog versus Michigan on the road on Oct. 9 and is a seven-point underdog versus Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium, according to the Las Vegas Hilton Sportsbook. The Gophers were 4-1 on the road last season, although they did face weaker conferences teams like Penn State, Northwestern, Illinois and Iowa away from the Metrodome.

The Gophers' total projected wins is 7-1/2, meaning that you can bet whether they will win more or less than that total. The total does not include bowl games and they will face a tougher road schedule with games at Colorado State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and Wisconsin. Their home games are versus Toledo, Illinois State, Northwestern, Penn State, Illinois and Iowa.

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