Nebraska at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 3 point favorites.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 23.8 as they are averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 54.5 per contest. Minnesota has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-1-1 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-7-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-3-1 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Eric Curry Knee is out indefinitely
Isaac Copeland averages 15.1 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. James Palmer comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Amir Coffey averages 14.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Jordan Murphy averages 14.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 54.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in Division 1. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 149th, and they give up 8.0 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 277th in the nation. Nebraska averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 116th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 23.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 194th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 85th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 162nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 250th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 134th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 126th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Minnesota is 185th in the country with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 230th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 200th in the nation. They are 123rd in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 128th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Golden Gophers are 134th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 51st. They are 253rd in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 73rd. As a unit they are 63rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 82nd in D-1. Nebraska is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 162nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 182nd in the country in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 162nd in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 259th. As a team they are 234th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 301st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +3
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