Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/16/2020
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -3
The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 3 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 17-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 79.0 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. Minnesota has an overall mark of 12-11. They are averaging 70.5 points per contest and giving up 66.2, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-14-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-8-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-14-0 against the over/under
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
02/15/20 G CJ Fredrick Ankle left last game, is doubtful Sunday vs Minnesota
02/15/20 F Cordell Pemsl Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Joe Wieskamp averages 15.4 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Luka Garza comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Marcus Carr averages 15.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 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 20.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 262nd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 205th and 142nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 158th, and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 306th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in the nation. Iowa averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 96th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 89th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 83rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 66.2 points per contest, which ranks them 88th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 158th in those defensive statistics. They rank 186th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 249th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 23rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game. Minnesota is 200th in the country with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 266th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 246th in the nation. They are 42nd in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 61st in assists per contest with 14.6. The Golden Gophers are 311th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.1, which is ranked 13th. They are 92nd in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 87th. As a unit they are 65th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in D-1. Iowa is 300th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 314th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 103.8, which is ranked 129th. They are 287th in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 246th. As a unit they are 243rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -3
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