Friday, November 18, 2016
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The St. John's Red Storm travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday, November 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5 point favorites. The Red Storm come into this game with an overall record of 2-0. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 3-0 and a home record of 3-0.
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Marcus LoVett comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Red Storm. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Shamorie Ponds averages 14.5 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for St. John's. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Nate Mason averages 13.7 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Dupree McBrayer averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
St. John's averages 88.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 31.5 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 20th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game which ranks them 154th and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 158th with 13.5 per game. The Red Storm allow 57 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 102nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the country. They force 19.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Minnesota averages 83.3 points per game this year which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 59th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 247th in the nation. They average 44 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per contest which ranks them 34th and 65th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 195th with 14.3 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the country. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 169th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 85th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in college basketball.
St. John's Red Storm Betting Trends
The St. John's Red Storm are 1-0 against the spread
The St. John's Red Storm are 0-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 2-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-1 against the over/under
St. John's Red Storm InjuriesNo key injuries to report
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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