Utah at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
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The Utah Utes travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Monday, November 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 7.5 point favorites.
Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They currently have a point differential of 14.0 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. Minnesota has an overall record of 1-0. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 76.0, good for a point differential of 28.0.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Utah Utes are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Utes Injuries
11/11/18 F Jayce Johnson Foot is questionable Monday vs Minnesota U
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
Donnie Tillman averages 15.0 points per game in 23.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 75% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Sedrick Barefield comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 71% while his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Dupree McBrayer averages 17.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 75%. Amir Coffey averages 18.0 points per game while playing 23.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes allow 61.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 158th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 26.0 rebounds a game which ranks 48th, and they give up 16.0 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the NCAA. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Utah averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 180th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 213th in D-1. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 18.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 84th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 149th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 76.0 points per contest, which ranks them 249th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 237th and 252nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 46th with 7.0 assists allowed per contest, and 36th with 21.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 142nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Minnesota is 6th in the country with 104.0 points per game this year. They are 36th in the D-1 in shooting at 63%, while their average scoring margin is 28.0. They shoot 48% from 3-point range, which is good for 50th in the nation. They are 100th in the country in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 28.0. The Golden Gophers are 41st in turnovers per game with 18.0.
The Utes have an offensive rating of 110.3, which is ranked 109th. They are 259th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 80th. As a unit they are 86th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 96th in D-1. Utah is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 61st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 131.6, which is ranked 13th. They are 44th in D-1 in pace with 78.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 71% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 71% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -7.5
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