Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 20.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 6-18 and a road record of 0-6. They are 7-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-8. The Hawkeyes have an overall record of 19-5 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 13-8 against the spread.
Nate Mason comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 2.8 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 79%. Joey King averages 11.3 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Jarrod Uthoff averages 18.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawkeyes. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Peter Jok averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Minnesota averages 69.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 250th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 278th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 300th in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 277th and 210th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 10.8 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 230th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 231st and 271st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 286th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 316th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in the Division 1.
Iowa averages 80.5 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 55th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 14th in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 64th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawkeyes rank 9th with 9.9 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the nation. The Hawkeyes force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in college basketball.
The Golden Gophers average 66.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 100.1 and they assist on 53.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.9%. The Golden Gophers give up 76.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hawkeyes score 84.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18 points per game. The Hawkeyes have a rating on offense of 115.1 and 56.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Iowa turns it over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.8%. The Hawkeyes give up 66.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-15 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-8 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-8 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 11-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
02/13/16 G Peter Jok Leg injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Minnesota U
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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