Minnesota vs Indiana Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 3/4/2020
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Location: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -3
The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 13-15. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 66.1 per contest. Indiana has an overall mark of 18-11. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 67.0, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 15-10-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 13-15-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Daniel Oturu comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Marcus Carr averages 15.7 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 13.7 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Devonte Green averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 217th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 266th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 31st and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 308th with 11.5 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 57th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 203rd place in Division 1. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 171st in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 141st in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 220th in the nation. They are 71st in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game, and 211th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Hoosiers are 192nd in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Hoosiers surrender 67.0 points per contest, which ranks them 112th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 108th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 44th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 105th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Golden Gophers are 142nd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 284th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 243rd. As a team they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 90th in Division 1. Minnesota is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 207th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 103.5, which is ranked 136th. They are 222nd in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 218th. As a unit they are 201st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 321st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3
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