Minnesota vs Wisconsin Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 3/1/2020
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -3
The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 3 point favorites.
Minnesota comes into this game with an overall record of 13-14. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 69.9 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Wisconsin has an overall record of 18-10. They are averaging 67.4 points per game and surrendering 62.6, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-10-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 14-13-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
02/28/20 F Nate Reuvers Facial left last game, is questionable
01/29/20 G Kobe King Left Team is out for season
Daniel Oturu comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Marcus Carr averages 15.5 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nate Reuvers averages 13.3 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. D'Mitrik Trice averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 214th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 269th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 227th in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 33rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 11.6 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 211th place in Division 1. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin is 280th in the country with 67.4 points per game this year. They are 230th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 78th in the nation. They are 267th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 251st in assists per contest with 12.2. The Badgers are 345th in turnovers per game with 10.2. The Badgers surrender 62.6 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 129th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 19th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per game.
The Golden Gophers are 142nd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 285th in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 242nd. As a team they are 258th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 86th in Division 1. Minnesota is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 326th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 103.4, which is ranked 138th. They are 344th in D-1 in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 163rd. As a unit they are 153rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 31st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Minnesota/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin -3
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