Northwestern vs Minnesota Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/11/2020
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -7.5
The Northwestern Wildcats head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 7.5 point favorites.
Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-22. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 65.2 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. Minnesota has an overall mark of 14-16. They are averaging 71.0 points per contest and giving up 66.6, which is a point differential of 4.4.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-16-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 15-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 16-11-3 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
Boo Buie averages 10.5 points per contest in 25.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Miller Kopp comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Marcus Carr averages 15.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes 6.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Daniel Oturu scores 20.0 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 69.9 points per contest which is 190th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 206th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 309th, and they allow 15.6 assists per game which puts them in 333rd place in D-1. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in Division 1. Northwestern averages 65.2 points per contest, which is 316th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 285th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 281st in the nation. They average 33.8 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 263rd and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 341st with 10.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers give up 66.6 points per game, which ranks them 99th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 64th and 58th in those defensive statistics. They rank 201st with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 260th with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Gophers are 12th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per contest. Minnesota is 178th in the country with 71.0 points per contest this season. They are 238th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 185th in the country. They are 29th in the nation in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 15.1. The Golden Gophers are 303rd in turnovers per contest with 11.5.
The Wildcats are 286th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.7. In terms of pace they are 292nd in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 301st. As a team they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 257th in Division 1. Northwestern is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 306th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 104.5, which is ranked 111th. They are 270th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 202nd. As a unit they are 233rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Northwestern +7.5 and over 138 total points
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