Minnesota at Rutgers College Basketball Game Picks 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 1 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 17-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Rutgers has an overall record of 12-14. They are averaging 67.4 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-13-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 14-12-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Murphy comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Amir Coffey averages 14.9 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Eugene Omoruyi scores 13.6 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Geo Baker averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 72.1 points per contest, which is 198th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 211th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 59th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 266th with 12.1 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 69.4 points per contest, which is 132nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 176th and 169th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 122nd place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 53rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 302nd in the nation with 67.4 points per contest this season. They are 313th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 313th in the NCAA. They are 30th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 260th in assists per game with 12.4. The Scarlet Knights are 168th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Scarlet Knights give up 68.2 points per game, which ranks them 95th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 113th and 260th in those defensive statistics. They rank 161st with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 177th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 83rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 105.2, which is ranked 150th. They are 232nd in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 288th. As a unit they are 279th 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 276th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 189th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 295th in the country in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 265th in Division 1 with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 327th. As a team they are 339th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 300th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +1
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