UMass at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The UMass Minutemen travel to Barclays Center to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 14.5 point favorites.
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UMass heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-1. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 81.8 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 5-0. They are averaging 95.4 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of 24.8.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-1 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-1 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-0 against the over/under this year
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luwane Pipkins averages 22.3 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is at 70%. Rashaan Holloway averages 9.8 points per game in 19.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Jordan Murphy averages 23.8 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Nate Mason averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass averages 81.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 98th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 111th in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 199th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 15.5 per game. The Minutemen allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 190th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 185th and 112th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 180th place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 219th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 8th in the country with 95.4 points per game this year. They are 22nd in D-1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 24.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 135th in college basketball. They are 23rd in the nation in rebounding with 44.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 21.0. The Golden Gophers are 336th in turnovers per game with 10.0. The Golden Gophers surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 157th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 45% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 343rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 210th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 191st with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 198th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Minutemen are 106th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 183rd. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 81st. As a team they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 201st in Division 1. UMass is 103rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 145th in the nation.
Minnesota is 344th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 111th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 6th in the country in offensive rating with 128.2, and their defensive rating of 94.9 is ranked 130th. In terms of pace they are 95th in Division 1 with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 39th. As a team they are 50th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 298th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UMass/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -14.5
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