Minnesota at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 7 point favorites.
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Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.2 as they are averaging 89.4 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Nebraska has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-1 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nate Mason averages 15.2 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jordan Murphy averages 21 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Glynn Watson Jr. averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3 rebounds per game and dishes 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%. James Palmer scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 71.2 points per contest which is 168th in Division 1. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 309th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 233rd, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 168th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in the nation. Minnesota averages 89.4 points per contest this year, which is 17th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 18.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 49th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 93rd in college basketball. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 311th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers give up 71.0 points per game, which ranks them 160th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 216th and 97th in those defensive statistics. They rank 107th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 324th with 40.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cornhuskers are 221st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year. Nebraska is 210th in Division 1 with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 287th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 107th in D-1. They are 174th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.8 boards per contest and 118th in assists per game with 15.0. The Cornhuskers are 324th in turnovers per contest with 11.2.
The Golden Gophers are 105th in the country in defensive rating with 95.1, and their offensive rating of 119.4 is ranked 14th. They are 55th in college basketball in pace with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 78th. As a unit they are 84th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 324th in D-1. Minnesota is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 70th in the country.
Nebraska is 325th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 130th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 178th in the country in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 199th. In terms of pace they are 238th in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 280th. As a team they are 281st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 262nd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -7 and under 149 total points
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