Minnesota at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 3 point favorites.
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Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 14-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 77.9 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Iowa has an overall mark of 11-12. They are averaging 80.6 points per contest and giving up 77.3, which is a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-13 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-6 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Mouth is out indefinitely
01/29/18 G Brady Ellingson Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota U
01/29/18 F Ryan Kriener Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota U
Jordan Murphy averages 17.6 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Nate Mason averages 15.8 points per contest in 32.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tyler Cook scores 15 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Jordan Bohannon averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 77.9 points per contest this year, which is 83rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 217th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 173rd in Division 1. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 317th with 11.5 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 72.6 points per contest, which is 191st in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 74th and 240th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 294th, and they allow 15.0 assists per game which puts them in 286th place in college basketball. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 46th in the country with 80.6 points per contest this season. They are 43rd in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 61st in Division 1. They are 43rd in the country in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 18.7. The Hawkeyes are 145th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Hawkeyes give up 77.3 points per game, which ranks them 299th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 247th and 272nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 314th with 15.7 dimes allowed per game and 113th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 56th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Golden Gophers are 155th in the country in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 98th. They are 101st in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 264th. As a unit they are 233rd 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 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 76th in the country.
Iowa is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 243rd in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 287th in the nation in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 52nd. They are 87th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 56th. As a unit they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +3
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