Purdue at Minnesota NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Purdue Boilermakers head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 6 point favorites.
Purdue heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-7. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 76.8 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Minnesota has an overall record of 18-11. They are averaging 71.5 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 16-13-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-15-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-16-1 against the over/under this year
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
Carsen Edwards comes into this game averaging 23.5 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Ryan Cline averages 11.7 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Amir Coffey scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jordan Murphy averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 76.8 points per contest, which is 77th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 143rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 65th in the nation. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 102nd and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 328th with 10.8 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.7 points per contest, which is 54th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 163rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 124th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 211th in the nation with 71.5 points per contest this season. They are 209th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 284th in the NCAA. They are 64th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 83rd in assists per game with 14.7. The Golden Gophers are 262nd in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Golden Gophers give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 106th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 160th and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 104th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 116th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 57th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 114.7, which is ranked 11th. They are 314th in college basketball in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 80th. As a unit they are 77th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 39th in D-1. Purdue is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 266th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 161st in the country in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 229th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 286th. As a team they are 278th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 343rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -6
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