Minnesota at Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Crisler Center to take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 12 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 73.5 per game. Michigan has an overall mark of 18-6. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 63.1, which is a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-14 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-8 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-14 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
02/02/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Michigan
02/02/18 F Gaston Diedhiou Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Michigan
01/30/18 F Eric Curry ACL is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out for season
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Murphy averages 17.7 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Nate Mason averages 15.4 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Charles Matthews scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Moritz Wagner averages 14 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 78.0 points per contest this year, which is 81st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 209th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 188th in Division 1. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 322nd with 11.3 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 73.5 points per contest, which is 222nd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 101st and 271st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd, and they allow 15.3 assists per game which puts them in 298th place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 57th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 164th in the country with 74.4 points per contest this season. They are 52nd in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 85th in Division 1. They are 300th in the country in rebounding with 32.9 boards per contest and 89th in assists per game with 15.1. The Wolverines are 347th in turnovers per contest with 9.7. The Wolverines give up 63.1 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 181st and 230th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 36th with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolverines are 221st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Golden Gophers are 199th in the country in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 94th. They are 105th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 251st. As a unit they are 238th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in D-1. Minnesota is 333rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 100th in the country.
Michigan is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 119th in the nation. The Wolverines are 43rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 95.1 is ranked 37th. In terms of pace they are 332nd in Division 1 with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 38th. As a team they are 74th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 62nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +12
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