Sunday, February 19, 2017
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The Michigan Wolverines head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2 point favorites.
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The Wolverines come into this game with an overall record of 17-9 and a road record of 1-6. They are 10-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 19-7 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 13-11 and they are 14-10 against the spread.
Derrick Walton comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolverines. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Zak Irvin averages 12.8 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Michigan. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Nate Mason averages 15.1 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Amir Coffey averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Michigan averages 74.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 40th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 38th in the country. They average 29.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 346th and 156th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 9.5 per game. The Wolverines allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 296th and 327th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in Division 1.
Minnesota averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 118th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 230th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 55th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 62nd with 11.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 319th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 153rd place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in college basketball.
The Wolverines average 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 116.1 and they assist on 52.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Michigan turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.3%. The Wolverines give up 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 80.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.5 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 103.8 and 59.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30%. The Golden Gophers give up 69.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 10-13 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-10 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-11 against the over/under
Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan -2
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