Minnesota at Indiana College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 6 point favorites.
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Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 14-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 78.0 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. Indiana has an overall record of 13-12. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 70.0, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-15 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-11 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 14-10 against the spread this season
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-15 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
02/08/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is "?" Friday vs Indiana U
02/08/18 G Dupree McBrayer Leg injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Indiana U
01/30/18 F Eric Curry ACL is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out for season
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/04/17 G Curtis Jones Personal has left team
01/10/18 F De'Ron Davis Achilles is out for season
Jordan Murphy averages 17.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 71%. Nate Mason averages 16.4 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Juwan Morgan averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Robert Johnson averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 202nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 165th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 330th with 10.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 238th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 113th and 256th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 300th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 302nd place in college basketball. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 247th in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 168th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 334th in college basketball. They are 126th in the nation in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 190th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Hoosiers are 269th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Hoosiers surrender 70.0 points per contest, which ranks them 123rd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 190th and 313th in those defensive statistics. They rank 160th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest and 146th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 184th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Golden Gophers are 219th in the country in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 89th. They are 118th in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 246th. As a unit they are 234th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. Minnesota is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 128th in the country.
Indiana is 254th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 213th in the nation. The Hoosiers are 173rd in the country in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 201st. In terms of pace they are 276th in Division 1 with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 220th. As a team they are 255th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 252nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -6
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