Minnesota at Michigan State NCAA Parlay 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Wells Fargo Arena to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. MSU struggled to a 76-65 win over Bradley while Minnesota looked really impressive in a 86-76 win over Louisville. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 10 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 69.4 per game. Michigan State has an overall record of 25-6. They are averaging 78.7 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 18-17-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-17-1 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 24-11-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-18-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
03/22/19 C Matz Stockman Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
03/05/19 F Eric Curry Foot is out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
03/17/19 G Kyle Ahrens Ankle is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
Jordan Murphy averages 14.9 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 11.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%. Amir Coffey comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nick Ward averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Cassius Winston scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 7.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 69.4 points per contest which is 124th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 159th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 158th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 165th place in D-1. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in Division 1. Minnesota averages 71.2 points per contest, which is 215th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 204th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 280th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans give up 65.5 points per game, which ranks them 37th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 114th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 8th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.3 per contest. Michigan State is 43rd in the country with 78.7 points per contest this season. They are 18th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the country. They are 10th in the nation in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 18.7. The Spartans are 192nd in turnovers per contest with 12.7.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 154th. They are 250th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 279th. As a unit they are 269th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 344th in D-1. Minnesota is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 184th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 114.2. In terms of pace they are 222nd in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 22nd. As a team they are 13th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 194th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota +10 and under 142 total points
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