Minnesota at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 18 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 75.1 per contest. Purdue has an overall mark of 25-5. They are averaging 81.6 points per contest and giving up 65.1, which is a point differential of 16.6.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-18 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 15-14 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-14 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-15 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
02/17/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is out for season
01/30/18 F Eric Curry ACL is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
02/24/18 F Vince Edwards Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota U
Jordan Murphy averages 17.1 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 70%. Nate Mason averages 16.8 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Carsen Edwards averages 18.2 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Vince Edwards averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 76.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 99th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 246th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 175th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 38th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.0 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 248th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 165th and 303rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 308th and they give up 16.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 323rd place in college basketball. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 36th in the country with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 17th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.6. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in college basketball. They are 182nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Boilermakers are 330th in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Boilermakers surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 87th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 65th with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 118th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The Golden Gophers are 238th in the country in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 125th. They are 129th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 283rd. As a unit they are 266th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 300th in D-1. Minnesota is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 168th in the country.
Purdue is 318th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 22nd in the nation. The Boilermakers are 7th in the country in offensive rating with 118.3, and their defensive rating of 94.3 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 233rd in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 108th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -18
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