Minnesota at Northwestern NCAA Basketball Tips 2/28/2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 1.5 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Northwestern has an overall mark of 12-15. They are averaging 66.2 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable 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
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-17-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/22/19 F Pete Nance Illness is out indefinitely
Amir Coffey averages 14.7 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Jordan Murphy comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Dererk Pardon averages 13.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Vic Law averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 183rd and 163rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 103rd place in the NCAA. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in the nation. Minnesota averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 208th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 212th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in D-1. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 70th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 261st with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 64.6 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 185th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest, and 202nd with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 101st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Northwestern is 319th in the country with 66.2 points per game this year. They are 332nd in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 305th in the nation. They are 256th in the country in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game and 117th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wildcats are 320th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 156th. They are 229th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 282nd. As a unit they are 275th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 343rd in D-1. Minnesota is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 295th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 298th in the country in offensive rating with 98.5. In terms of pace they are 296th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 325th. As a team they are 318th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 133rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern -1.5
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