Miami at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 25.8 as they are averaging 79.8 points per contest while giving up 54.0 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 7-0. They are averaging 90.7 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 21.0.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-1 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ja'Quan Newton averages 11.6 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Dewan Huell averages 13.4 points per game while playing 22.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Nate Mason averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jordan Murphy averages 22 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 54.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 118th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in college basketball. Miami averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 104th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 25.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 41st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in D-1. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 284th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 69.7 points per contest, which ranks them 132nd in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 59th and 316th in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 204th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 184th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Minnesota is 18th in Division 1 with 90.7 points per game this year. They are 38th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 21.0. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 92nd in the nation. They are 11th in college basketball in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Golden Gophers are 326th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Hurricanes are 92nd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 75.2 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 168th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 63rd. As a team they are 121st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 244th in Division 1. Miami is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 39%, which is 2nd in the nation.
Minnesota is 336th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 76th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 121.9, and their defensive rating of 93.7 is ranked 95th. In terms of pace they are 73rd in Division 1 with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 64th. As a team they are 80th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 311th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -4.5
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