Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 12-2 and a road record of 0-1. They are 7-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 6-4 and they are 8-3 against the spread.
Nate Mason comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Dupree McBrayer averages 12.7 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Caleb Swanigan averages 17.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 12.4 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Isaac Haas averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Minnesota averages 76.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 152nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 174th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 60th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 12.6 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 254th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 84.6 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 21.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 32nd and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 173rd with 13.6 per game. The Boilermakers allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 45th and 90th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in college basketball.
The Golden Gophers average 61.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 105.2 and they assist on 62% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.9%. The Golden Gophers give up 63.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 84.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 87.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 33.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 24.2 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 117.6 and 68% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35%. The Boilermakers give up 59.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 54 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-5 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-7 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-3 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/06/16 G Spike Albrecht Back out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue
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