Loyola Marymount Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Loyola Marymount Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Loyola Marymount (+15)
The Loyola Marymount Lions (1-1) travel to Williams Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0). Minnesota opens this contest as 15-point favorites. The total has been set at 151.
Loyola Marymount will take the court with a mark of 1-1 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 15.5 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 23.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Loyola Marymount is pulling in 32.5 boards per game and has accumulated 25 dimes so far this season, which is 117th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Lions are hitting 36.4% from downtown (12 of 33) and 70.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.0 pts per game (93rd in the nation) while hitting 47.8% from the field. When they are on defense, the Lions are forcing 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.0 personal fouls. The Lions defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.2% (59 of 125) and they surrender 35.5 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 328th in college hoops in giving up assists with 38 relinquished on the year. They relinquish 47.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 325th in the country in points per game allowed (85.5).
The Loyola Marymount Lions faced off with the Minnesota Golden Gophers and went home with a loss by a final score of 88-73 in their last contest. Loyola Marymount wrapped up the contest with a 44.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 59) and made 6 of their 17 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Lions buried 15 of 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 11 assists in this matchup while earning 5 steals and 4 blocked shots. When discussing defending, Loyola Marymount allowed their opponent to shoot 44.1% from the floor on 26 out of 59. Minnesota doled out 22 assists and 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Golden Gophers collected 36 boards (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Minnesota ended up shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by burying 20 of 28 attempts. They buried 8 of their 15 attempts from distance.
Eli Scott is someone who saw a lot of minutes in this game. He ended up finishing with 14 points on 5 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins played and totaled 9 boards. Scott finished the game at 33.3% from the floor and totaled 4 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in the matchup for the Lions was Dameane Douglas. He grabbed 9 rebounds and earned 3 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 4-of-9 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Douglas played for 34 min.
Minnesota has a mark of 2-0 on the year. The Golden Gophers have committed 19.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 19.5 times per game (29th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per game. Minnesota has scored 187 points on the year (93.5 per game) and they snag 44.5 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Gophers are shooting 44.4% from the field, which is ranked 126th in D-1. The Golden Gophers are ranked 247th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.0. They give up 11.0 assists and 37.0 boards per contest, which ranks 202nd and 257th in Division 1. The Minnesota defense allows 27.3% on 3-point attempts (9 of 33) and opponents are connecting on 80.5% of their foul shots. They are forcing 21.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.0% from the floor (194th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Minnesota Golden Gophers got the victory with a final of 88-73 against the Loyola Marymount Lions. The Golden Gophers corralled 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the matchup. They rejected 3 tries while recording 7 steals for this game. The Lions earned 27 fouls in the matchup which got the Golden Gophers to the free throw line for 28 shots. They were able to convert 20 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Minnesota buried 8 of their 15 attempts (53.3%). Overall, the Golden Gophers finished the game shooting 30 for 65 from the floor which had them shooting 46.2%. The Golden Gophers permitted the Lions to make 26 out of 59 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 44.1% in the game. They shot 35.3% from beyond the arc via 6 of 17 and ended up shooting 15 out of 20 from the free throw line (75.0%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Minnesota allowed Loyola Marymount to snag 29 in all (6 offensive).
Marcus Carr ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Golden Gophers for the game. He converted 10 of 19 in the game for a field goal percentage of 52.6%, which earned him 28 points. Carr pulled down 2 rebounds in his 37 mins and had 8 dimes in this matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Minnesota was Both Gach. He ended up with 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court via 6 of 12 shooting for the contest. Gach finished going 50.0% from the field and also earning 6 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-15)
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