Arkansas State at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 19.5 point favorites.
Arkansas State comes into this game with an overall record of 3-5. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 80.0 per contest. Minnesota has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 75.8 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Trends
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 2-5-0 against the spread this season
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 4-3-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-3-1 against the over/under this year
Key Arkansas State Red Wolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Eric Curry Knee is out indefinitely
Ty Cockfield comes into this game averaging 21.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Marquis Eaton averages 9.4 points per contest in 29.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Amir Coffey scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jordan Murphy averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.1 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas State averages 77.3 points per contest, which is 130th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 242nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 131st in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 307th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 160th with 13.8 per game. The Indians allow 80.0 points per contest, which is 316th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 137th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 215th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 193rd place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 101st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 151st in the nation with 75.8 points per contest this season. They are 196th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 199th in the NCAA. They are 120th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 123rd in assists per game with 14.7. The Golden Gophers are 133rd in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Golden Gophers give up 71.3 points per game, which ranks them 179th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 232nd and 250th in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 105th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 106th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Indians have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 177th. They are 119th in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 235th. As a unit they are 220th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 257th in D-1. Arkansas State is 205th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 163rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 148th in the country in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 173rd in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 237th. As a team they are 212th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 320th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas State/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arkansas State +19.5
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