Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 6-8 and a road record of 0-1. They are 3-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-4. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 9-6 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 7-6 against the spread.
Joey King comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Nate Mason averages 12.6 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brandon Taylor averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Shep Garner averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Minnesota averages 71.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 174th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 286th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 193rd in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 186th and 194th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 10.4 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 170th and 289th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 288th and they give up 16.1 assists per contest which puts them in 305th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 66.3 points per game this year which ranks them 285th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 273rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 310th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 9.2 assists per contest which ranks them 213th and 344th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 33rd with 10.9 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 69th and 267th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 245th in college basketball.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-9 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-4 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-6 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-7 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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