Minnesota vs Purdue Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/2/2020
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -7
The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 7 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 64.6 per contest. Purdue has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 69.5 points per contest and giving up 57.4, which is a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-3-1 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-8-1 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/30/19 C Sam Freeman Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable
12/28/19 G Payton Willis Ankle is questionable
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Daniel Oturu comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Marcus Carr averages 14.8 points per contest in 35.8 minutes per game. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jahaad Proctor scores 12.2 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Matt Haarms averages 10.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 74.2 points per contest, which is 131st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 142nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 107th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 62nd and 32nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 169th with 13.8 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 64.6 points per contest, which is 86th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 100th and 122nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 124th, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 95th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 234th in the nation with 69.5 points per contest this season. They are 235th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 185th in the NCAA. They are 89th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 85th in assists per game with 14.9. The Boilermakers are 313th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Boilermakers give up 57.4 points per game, which ranks them 8th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 48th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 138th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 40th with 31.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 204th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Golden Gophers are 94th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.2. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 102nd. As a team they are 117th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 66th in Division 1. Minnesota is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 298th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 118th. They are 333rd in D-1 in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 220th. As a unit they are 253rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 136th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +7
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