Minnesota vs Rutgers Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/19/2020
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -4
The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday, January 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 4 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 66.8 per contest. Rutgers has an overall mark of 13-4. They are averaging 71.4 points per contest and giving up 58.8, which is a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-5-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-4-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Carr averages 16.5 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Daniel Oturu comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Geo Baker averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Ron Harper Jr. averages 11.8 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 120th and 188th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 140th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 205th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 47th in the nation. Minnesota averages 73.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 124th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 179th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 181st in D-1. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 41st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 234th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 58.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 32nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 66th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 212th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Rutgers is 183rd in the country with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 54th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in the nation. They are 15th in the country in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game and 140th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Scarlet Knights are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Golden Gophers are 83rd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.4. In terms of pace they are 264th in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 154th. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 91st in Division 1. Minnesota is 244th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 157th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 150th. They are 215th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 135th. As a unit they are 189th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 313th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers -4
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