Saturday, January 9, 2016
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 13-3 and a road record of 3-0. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 6-9 and a home record of 5-4. They have an over/under record of 9-4 and they are 3-10 against the spread.
Bryant McIntosh comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Tre Demps averages 14.4 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Joey King averages 13.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Nate Mason averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Northwestern averages 77.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 83rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 50th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the country. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 69th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 10.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 262nd place in the country. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 326th in the Division 1.
Minnesota averages 72.3 points per game this year which ranks them 172nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 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 35% which is good for 149th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 209th and 207th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 31st with 10.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 184th and 289th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 271st and they give up 16 assists per contest which puts them in 310th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in college basketball.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-6 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-6 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-10 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-4 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/27/15 C Alex Olah Foot out indefinitely
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern
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