Michigan at Minnesota NCAA Basketball Tips 2/21/2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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The Michigan Wolverines travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 5 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.8 as they are averaging 70.4 points per contest while giving up 57.6 per game. Minnesota has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 72.6 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-17-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-13-1 against the over/under
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
02/20/19 G Isaiah Washington Tailbone is questionable Thursday vs Michigan
Charles Matthews averages 13.2 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Ignas Brazdeikis comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Jordan Murphy averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Amir Coffey averages 15.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines allow 57.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 149th, and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the NCAA. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in the nation. Michigan averages 70.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 249th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 158th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 180th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 185th and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 351st with 9.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 132nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 180th and 128th in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 121st with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 55th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game. Minnesota is 187th in the country with 72.6 points per game this year. They are 196th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 291st in the nation. They are 72nd in the country in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 60th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Golden Gophers are 259th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Wolverines are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 147th. As a team they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. Michigan is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 264th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 137th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 235th in Division 1 with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 273rd. As a team they are 250th 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 Michigan/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +5
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