Minnesota at Nebraska NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 4.5 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 70.0 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 13-11. They are averaging 72.9 points per game and surrendering 63.5, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-13-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-11-2 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
02/12/19 F Eric Curry Calf is questionable Wednesday vs Nebraska
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
01/26/19 F Isaac Copeland Jr. Knee is out for season
Amir Coffey comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jordan Murphy averages 14.5 points per contest in 30.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 11.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
James Palmer scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 72.6 points per contest, which is 187th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 200th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 65th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 243rd with 12.5 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 144th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 183rd and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 134th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 179th in the nation with 72.9 points per contest this season. They are 251st in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 190th in the NCAA. They are 107th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 195th in assists per game with 13.3. The Cornhuskers are 345th in turnovers per contest with 10.0. The Cornhuskers give up 63.5 points per game, which ranks them 18th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 312th with 37.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cornhuskers are 187th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 105.2, which is ranked 147th. They are 220th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 288th. As a unit they are 264th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 342nd in D-1. Minnesota is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 345th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers are 98th in the country in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 267th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 243rd. As a team they are 230th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 151st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +4.5
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