Indiana vs Minnesota Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/19/2020
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -5
The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
Indiana heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 72.7 points per contest while giving up 68.2 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 12-12. They are averaging 69.8 points per contest and giving up 65.9, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-9-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Justin Smith averages 11.0 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Marcus Carr averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Daniel Oturu averages 19.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoosiers allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 170th and 217th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 177th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in the nation. Indiana averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 132nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 224th in D-1. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 86th and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 176th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 83rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 74th and 152nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 258th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 25th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game. Minnesota is 219th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 269th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 256th in the nation. They are 41st in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 54th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Golden Gophers are 305th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Hoosiers are 106th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.8. In terms of pace they are 202nd in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 168th. As a team they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 319th in Division 1. Indiana is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 307th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 143rd. They are 288th in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 257th. As a unit they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 92nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Indiana/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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