Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 2/17/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+4)
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-8) head to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Wednesday where they'll meet the Indiana Hoosiers (11-9). The spread on this game has Indiana as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 138.
Minnesota will play this game with a mark of 13-8 this season. They are averaging 75.0 pts per game (97th in the nation) while hitting 40.3% from the floor. The Golden Gophers are hitting 29.4% on shots from distance (159 of 541) and 75.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Minnesota is collecting 37.4 boards per game and has accumulated 309 dimes on the season, which is 37th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 10.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Golden Gophers are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are relinquishing 32.9% from beyond the arc and they rank 229th in D-1 in PPG allowed (72.2). The Golden Gophers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.9% (543 of 1,265) and they concede 40.1 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 318th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 302 relinquished so far this year.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers faced off with the Maryland Terrapins and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-59 in their last contest. Minnesota wrapped up the game having earned a 32.2% field goal percentage (19 out of 59) and made 8 out of their 28 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Golden Gophers made 13 of 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 31 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 7 assists in this matchup in addition to having 6 steals and 4 rejections. When discussing the defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 32.2% from the floor on 19 of 59 shooting. Maryland doled out 16 assists and had 2 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Terrapins grabbed 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Maryland went 72.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 8 of their 11 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 20 attempts from 3-point land.
Tre' Williams is someone who was a major factor for the game. He finished with 10 points on 3 of 7 shooting. He played for 25 mins and also totaled 2 rebounds. Williams finished shooting 42.9% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this contest for the Golden Gophers was Marcus Carr. He pulled down 3 rebounds and had 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 26.7% from the floor for the game via 4-of-15 (9 points). When all was said and done, Carr played 36 minutes.
Indiana has a mark of 11-9 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Hoosiers are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which ranks them 180th in the country. Indiana has scored 1,443 pts on the season (72.2 per contest) and they collect 35.5 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.4 times per contest (103rd in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per game. The Hoosiers have committed 18.1 personal fouls per game and they shoot 65.9% from the charity stripe. The Hoosiers defensively are ranked 151st in the country in points per game surrendered with 69.2. The Indiana defense gives up 34.1% on 3-pointers (147 of 431) and their opponents are converting on 70.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 11.6 assists and 35.9 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 80th and 226th in those defensive categories. They are able to force 12.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (117th in the nation).
For their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers took a loss by a score of 78-59 when they faced the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Hoosiers collected 14 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the contest. They also stuffed 2 tries while recording 3 steals in the game. The Buckeyes were called for 20 personal fouls for the contest which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to convert 12 of those for a clip of 54.5%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Indiana buried 5 of their 15 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Hoosiers went 21 for 50 from the floor which had them shooting 42.0%. The Hoosiers allowed the Buckeyes to knock down 27 of their 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 48.2% in the matchup. They finished 43.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 19 from the free throw line (89.5%). When it comes to team rebounding, Indiana permitted Ohio State to collect 35 overall (12 offensive).
Trayce Jackson-Davis ended up having an impact for the Hoosiers in this contest. He made 10 of 14 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 71.4%, which had him sitting at 23 points. Jackson-Davis snagged 9 rebounds in his 33 minutes and earned 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Race Thompson. He finished with 9 points in 24 minutes played by going 3 out of 8 from the floor for the contest. Thompson finished going 37.5% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 5 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+4)
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