Minnesota at Purdue Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/3/2019
Sunday, February 3, 2019
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, February 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 12.5 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 70.1 per contest. Purdue has an overall record of 15-6. They are averaging 79.0 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-11-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-9-1 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Amir Coffey comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Jordan Murphy averages 15.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Carsen Edwards averages 24.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Ryan Cline averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 137th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 173rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 289th in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 70th and 52nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 240th with 12.6 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 238th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 117th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 69th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 55th in the country with 79.0 points per game this year. They are 133rd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 172nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 76th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Boilermakers are 328th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Boilermakers surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 118th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 165th and 312th in those defensive statistics. They rank 146th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 210th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 107.2, which is ranked 110th. They are 181st in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 240th. As a unit they are 223rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 336th in D-1. Minnesota is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 331st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 8th in the country in offensive rating with 116.4. In terms of pace they are 305th in Division 1 with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 50th. As a team they are 55th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 18th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -12.5
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