Nebraska at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 1 point favorites.
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Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 17-8. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 68.9 per contest. Minnesota has an overall record of 14-11. They are averaging 77.8 points per game and surrendering 73.6, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 17-6 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-15 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-11 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
02/05/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs Nebraska
01/30/18 F Eric Curry ACL is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out for season
James Palmer averages 17.6 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Isaac Copeland averages 13.2 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jordan Murphy scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 11.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Nate Mason averages 15.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 73.3 points per contest this year, which is 200th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 257th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 165th in Division 1. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 325th with 11.2 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 68.9 points per contest, which is 95th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 319th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 93rd place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 144th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 83rd in the country with 77.8 points per contest this season. They are 212th in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 204th in Division 1. They are 14th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 62nd in assists per game with 15.6. The Golden Gophers are 326th in turnovers per contest with 11.1. The Golden Gophers give up 73.6 points per game, which ranks them 223rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 98th and 231st in those defensive statistics. They rank 296th with 15.1 dimes allowed per game and 301st with 37.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 44th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Cornhuskers are 114th in the country in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 147th. They are 232nd in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 264th. As a unit they are 227th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in D-1. Nebraska is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 28th in the country.
Minnesota is 337th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 103rd in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 102nd in the country in offensive rating with 108.3, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 197th. In terms of pace they are 113th in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 262nd. As a team they are 243rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 306th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska +1
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