Purdue at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 8.5 point favorites.
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Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 16-2. They currently have a point differential of 21.6 as they are averaging 85.2 points per game while giving up 63.6 per contest. Minnesota has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 81.4 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-6 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
01/10/18 G Amir Coffey Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/04/18 C Reggie Lynch Suspension is out indefinitely
Isaac Haas averages 14.8 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Carsen Edwards averages 16.9 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Nate Mason averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Jordan Murphy averages 18.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 98th, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 40th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 179th in college basketball. Purdue averages 85.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 21.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 8th in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 79th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 157th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 49th and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest, and 282nd with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 89th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season. Minnesota is 47th in Division 1 with 81.4 points per game this year. They are 173rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 166th in the nation. They are 6th in college basketball in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game and 34th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Golden Gophers are 319th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Boilermakers are 11th in the country in defensive rating with 89, and their offensive rating of 119.3 is ranked 7th. They are 158th in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 12th. As a unit they are 8th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd in D-1. Purdue is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 9th in the country.
Minnesota is 334th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 50th in the nation. The Golden Gophers are 61st in the country in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 112th. In terms of pace they are 79th in Division 1 with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 215th. As a team they are 181st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 307th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +8.5
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