Saturday, December 12, 2015
Gallagher Iba Arena
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Gallagher Iba Arena to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma State as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 5-4 and a road record of 0-0. They are 2-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-1. The Cowboys have an overall record of 5-3 and a home record of 3-2. They have an over/under record of 4-3 and they are 3-4 against the spread.
Joey King comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Nate Mason averages 13.3 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Phil Forte averages 13.3 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cowboys. He grabs 1.3 rebounds per game and has 0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Jeff Newberry averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Minnesota averages 76.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 97th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 194th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 81st in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 185th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 68th with 11.6 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 234th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 166th and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 240th and they give up 16 assists per contest which puts them in 304th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in the Division 1.
Oklahoma State averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 139th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 105th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 226th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 124th and 160th respectively. In the turnover department the Cowboys rank 30th with 10.6 per game. The Cowboys allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 174th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 97th place in the nation. The Cowboys force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in college basketball.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-6 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 3-4 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-3 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/01/15 G Phil Forte III Elbow out indefinitely
11/18/15 G Tavarius Shine Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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