Rutgers at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 14 point favorites.
Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 22.1 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 51.6 per contest. Minnesota has an overall mark of 7-1. They are averaging 89.5 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 17.8.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-1 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/02/17 G Dupree McBrayer Leg is "?" Sunday vs Rutgers
DeShawn Freeman averages 11.6 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Corey Sanders averages 13 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Nate Mason averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Murphy averages 21.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 51.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the nation. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 118th, and they give up 9.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in college basketball. Rutgers averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 212th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 22.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 264th. Behind the arc they shoot 26% which is good for 346th in D-1. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 266th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 339th with 10.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 176th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 201st with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 139th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season. Minnesota is 20th in Division 1 with 89.5 points per game this year. They are 43rd in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 17.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 109th in the nation. They are 13th in college basketball in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Golden Gophers are 321st in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Scarlet Knights are 1st in the country in defensive rating with 74.9, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 153rd. They are 276th in college basketball in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 310th. As a unit they are 327th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 329th in D-1. Rutgers is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 40%, which is 4th in the country.
Minnesota is 338th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 106th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 12th in the country in offensive rating with 120.5, and their defensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 132nd. In terms of pace they are 77th in Division 1 with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 75th. As a team they are 83rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 319th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -14
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