Minnesota at Purdue College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to United Center to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 7.5 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 68.7 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 23-8. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 66.5, which is a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-17-1 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 17-14-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
03/05/19 F Eric Curry Foot is out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Jordan Murphy averages 14.5 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Amir Coffey comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Ryan Cline averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Carsen Edwards averages 23.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 142nd and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 113th place in the NCAA. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 57th in the nation. Minnesota averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 218th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 222nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 283rd in D-1. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 68th and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 250th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 52nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 185th in those defensive statistics. They rank 134th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 177th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Purdue is 83rd in the country with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 164th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 70th in the nation. They are 95th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 105th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Boilermakers are 329th in turnovers per game with 10.7.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 104, which is ranked 165th. They are 225th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 293rd. As a unit they are 281st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 341st in D-1. Minnesota is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 333rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 12th in the country in offensive rating with 114. In terms of pace they are 309th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 90th. As a team they are 94th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 38th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -7.5
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