Minnesota vs Butler NCAA Basketball Tips 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 10 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-1. They currently have a point differential of 13 as they are averaging 73.5 points per contest while giving up 60.5 per game. Butler has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 79.5 points per game and surrendering 50, good for a point differential of 29.5.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/11/19 F Isaiah Ihnen Wrist is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Butler
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/11/19 G Campbell Donovan Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
11/11/19 C Derrik Smits Knee missed last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
Payton Willis averages 16 points per game in 33 minutes per contest. He averages 5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year. Marcus Carr comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 82% while his free throw percentage is at 50%.
Jordan Tucker averages 16 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43%. Sean McDermott averages 20 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 82% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 61 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 101st and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 112th, and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 102nd place in the NCAA. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in the nation. Minnesota averages 74 points per contest this season, which ranks them 179th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 129th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 148th in D-1. They average 39 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest, which ranks them 159th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 125th with 15 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 50 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 144th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 7 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 28 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 183rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15 per game. Butler is 112th in the country with 80 points per game this year. They are 24th in the D-1 in shooting at 54%, while their average scoring margin is 30. They shoot 46% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the nation. They are 188th in the country in rebounding with 37 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 20. The Bulldogs are 340th in turnovers per game with 8.
The Golden Gophers are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.4. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 84th. As a team they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 21st in Division 1. Minnesota is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 332nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 126.2. In terms of pace they are 341st in Division 1 with 63.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 32nd. As a team they are 56th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 312th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -10
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