Michigan vs Minnesota Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/12/2020
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -1.5
The Michigan Wolverines head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 1.5 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 78.7 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 8-7. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 9-6-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 8-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-5-1 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
12/29/19 F Isaiah Livers Groin is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
01/08/20 C Sam Freeman Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Michigan State
Zavier Simpson averages 12.1 points per contest in 33.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.9 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%. Jon Teske comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 27.3 minutes per night. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Marcus Carr averages 15.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes 6.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Daniel Oturu scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolverines allow 68.1 points per contest which is 162nd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 47th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 209th, and they allow 9.1 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in D-1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in Division 1. Michigan averages 78.7 points per contest, which is 39th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 58th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 299th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers give up 66.7 points per game, which ranks them 120th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 115th and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 206th with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 166th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 94th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. Minnesota is 132nd in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 193rd in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 140th in the country. They are 46th in the nation in rebounding with 39.7 boards per contest and 33rd in assists per game with 16.2. The Golden Gophers are 173rd in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 109.2, which is ranked 40th. They are 172nd in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 18th. As a unit they are 28th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in D-1. Michigan is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 182nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 110th. They are 247th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 159th. As a unit they are 160th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 74th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Michigan +1.5 and over 139.5 total points
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