Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 15-2 and a road record of 2-1. They are 10-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Spartans have an overall record of 11-6 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 7-8 and they are 8-8 against the spread.
Nate Mason comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Amir Coffey averages 12.8 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Miles Bridges averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 54%. Nick Ward averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Minnesota averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 77th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 169th in the country. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 62nd with 11.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 294th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in Division 1.
Michigan State averages 72.7 points per game this year which ranks them 174th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 44th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 106th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 96th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 251st with 14.4 per game. The Spartans allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 148th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 161st place in the nation. The Spartans force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 294th in college basketball.
The Golden Gophers average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 105.9 and they assist on 62.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Golden Gophers give up 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 78.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.4 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 103.8 and 70.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.4%. The Spartans give up 65.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-5 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-8 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-8 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 7-8 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/11/16 F Ben Carter Knee out for season11/11/16 F Gavin Schilling Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State
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