Rutgers at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 10 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 68.3 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. Minnesota has an overall record of 12-3. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 68.2, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-5-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-7-1 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/11/19 F Eugene Omoruyi Knee left last game, is out Saturday vs Minnesota U
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
Geo Baker averages 13.2 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Peter Kiss comes into this contest averaging 8.5 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Jordan Murphy averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Amir Coffey averages 15.5 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 96th and 171st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in the nation. Rutgers averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 299th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 300th in D-1. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 37th and 236th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 68.2 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 144th and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 58th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 98th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 102nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Minnesota is 166th in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 217th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 280th in the nation. They are 43rd in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 82nd in assists per contest with 15.2. The Golden Gophers are 215th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 100.1, which is ranked 252nd. They are 296th in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 320th. As a unit they are 334th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in D-1. Rutgers is 233rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 238th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 129th in the country in offensive rating with 106.5. In terms of pace they are 201st in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 276th. As a team they are 259th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 339th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -10
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