Minnesota at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Allstate Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 1 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.0 as they are averaging 82.6 points per contest while giving up 70.6 per game. Northwestern has an overall record of 10-7. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-9 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
01/09/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is "?" Wednesday vs Northwestern
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
Jordan Murphy averages 18.9 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Nate Mason averages 16 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Scottie Lindsey scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Bryant McIntosh averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 97%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 82.6 points per contest this year, which is 39th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 138th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 158th in Division 1. They average 43.0 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 31st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 314th with 11.6 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 70.6 points per contest, which is 142nd in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 219th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 265th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 245th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 193rd in the country with 74.4 points per contest this season. They are 244th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 133rd in Division 1. They are 278th in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 120th in assists per game with 14.9. The Wildcats are 288th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Wildcats give up 67.6 points per game, which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 227th and 275th in those defensive statistics. They rank 160th with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 77th with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 258th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Golden Gophers are 88th in the country in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 44th. They are 68th in college basketball in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 194th. As a unit they are 166th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in D-1. Minnesota is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 37th in the country.
Northwestern is 277th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 216th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 103rd in the nation in defensive rating with 97.6, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 129th. They are 267th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 210th. As a unit they are 178th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 101st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +1
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