Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 19 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 136.
The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 6-15 and a road record of 0-4. They are 6-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-7. The Hoosiers have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Nate Mason comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Joey King averages 12.2 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Yogi Ferrell averages 17.7 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hoosiers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. James Blackmon averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Minnesota averages 69.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 227th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 280th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 231st in the country. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 279th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 47th with 11.3 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 213th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 197th and 246th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 297th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in the Division 1.
Indiana averages 85.8 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.2 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest which ranks them 88th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Hoosiers rank 316th with 14.6 per game. The Hoosiers allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 100th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 161st and 160th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the nation. The Hoosiers force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in college basketball.
The Golden Gophers average 67.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 100.3 and they assist on 54.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25%. The Golden Gophers give up 76.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hoosiers score 92.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 90.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 29.2 points per game. The Hoosiers have a rating on offense of 121.3 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 61%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Indiana turns it over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.9%. The Hoosiers give up 63.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-13 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-7 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 11-10 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 11-10 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
01/19/16 G Ahmad Gilbert Finger out indefinitely
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/13/15 G Josh Newkirk Eligibility out for season
01/05/16 G James Blackmon Jr Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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