Indiana at Minnesota Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Indiana Hoosiers head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites.
Indiana heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 16-9. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 2.4.
Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-15-0 against the spread this season
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/22/18 F Jerome Hunter Leg is out for season
02/02/19 G Zach McRoberts Foot is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
02/15/19 F Eric Curry Calf is questionable Saturday vs Indiana U
Romeo Langford comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Juwan Morgan averages 15.4 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 8.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Amir Coffey scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Jordan Murphy averages 14.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 71.5 points per contest, which is 223rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 50th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 263rd in the nation. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 162nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 187th with 13.0 per game. The Hoosiers allow 66.7 points per contest, which is 59th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 82nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 151st, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 189th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 199th in the nation with 72.1 points per contest this season. They are 201st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 319th in the NCAA. They are 75th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 65th in assists per game with 15.0. The Golden Gophers are 253rd in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Golden Gophers give up 69.7 points per game, which ranks them 136th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 192nd and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 113th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 122nd with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 50th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Hoosiers are 178th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 227th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 125th. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 317th in Division 1. Indiana is 141st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 259th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 151st in the country in offensive rating with 105.1. In terms of pace they are 233rd in Division 1 with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 284th. As a team they are 266th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 341st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Indiana/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +2.5
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