Alabama at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Barclays Center to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites.
Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 4-0. They currently have a point differential of 18.0 as they are averaging 87.3 points per game while giving up 69.3 per contest. Minnesota has an overall mark of 5-0. They are averaging 95.4 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of 24.8.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-1 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-1 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Braxton Key Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Collin Sexton averages 25.3 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is 63%. John Petty averages 15.8 points per contest in 30 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 0%.
Jordan Murphy scores 23.8 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 12.2 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Nate Mason averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 87.3 points per contest this year, which is 41st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.0 and their shooting percentage is 55% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 32nd in Division 1. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 160th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 128th with 14.5 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 69.3 points per contest, which is 137th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 176th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 92nd place in college basketball. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the country with 95.4 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the nation in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 24.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 132nd in Division 1. They are 18th in the country in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 21.0. The Golden Gophers are 339th in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Golden Gophers give up 70.6 points per game, which ranks them 155th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 45% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 73rd and 345th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 193rd with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 200th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Crimson Tide are 54th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 91.7 is ranked 81st. In terms of pace they are 58th in the country with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 64% is 2nd. As a team they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 86th in Division 1. Alabama is 131st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 106th in the nation.
Minnesota is 345th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 109th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 128.2, and their defensive rating of 94.9 is ranked 125th. In terms of pace they are 93rd in Division 1 with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 36th. As a team they are 48th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 302nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama +2
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