Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 11/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Petersen Events Center is the site where the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-4) will meet the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-0) on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers played Jacksonville and walked away with a win by a score of 55-44 in their last game. Minnesota wrapped up the game with a 42.6% field goal percentage (23 out of 54) and buried 4 of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Golden Gophers buried 5 of 6 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists in the game as well as creating 15 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of the defense, Minnesota allowed 31.7% from the field on 19 of 60 shooting. Jacksonville doled out 6 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Jacksonville collected 41 rebounds (15 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Jacksonville finished the game shooting 62.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of their 8 shots. They buried 1 of their 15 shots from downtown. When discussing personal fouls, the Golden Gophers finished with 9 and Jacksonville racked up 13 personal fouls.
Payton Willis is a player who was important in this matchup. He finished 60.0% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. He played 36 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. He was able to score 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting.
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Minnesota will enter this contest with a record of 5-0 on the campaign. They have an average of 72.8 pts per game (180th in Division 1) while going 46.7% from the field. The Golden Gophers are hitting 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc (36 of 104) and 68.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Minnesota is snagging 36.2 rebounds per game and has accumulated 61 dimes this year, which has them ranked 320th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.4 times per game and as a team are committing 12.8 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Golden Gophers are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 8th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 45 surrendered this season. The Golden Gophers are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.5% (119 of 309) and they concede 38.8 boards per game as a team. They give up 21.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 43rd in the country in PPG allowed (59.6).
The last time they took the court, the Pittsburgh Panthers took a defeat with a final score of 87-77 against UMBC. In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Pittsburgh permitted UMBC to pull down 25 in all (3 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 45.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 of 31 and ended up going 23 out of 27 from the free throw line (85.2%). The Panthers permitted UMBC to convert 25 of their 52 tries from the field which left them shooting 48.1% for the matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Panthers finished the game shooting 25 out of 54 from the field which had them at 46.3%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Pittsburgh knocked down 11 out of 26 attempts (42.3%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 72.7%. UMBC had 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Panthers collected 26 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for this contest.
John Hugley ended up having an impact for the Panthers in the matchup. He accumulated 21 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 1 assist in this matchup. He made 8 out of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 80.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Pittsburgh has a win-loss mark of 2-4 this year. The Panthers commit 15.7 fouls every game and they hit 60.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.8 times per contest (210th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.8 times per game. Pittsburgh has accounted for 373 points so far this year (62.2 per contest) and they grab 37.7 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Panthers are connecting on 43.7% from the field, which is 209th in the nation.
The Panthers on defense are ranked 205th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.5. They are forcing 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the field (208th in D-1). The Pittsburgh defense surrenders 36.0% on 3-point attempts (59 of 164) and their opposition makes 67.4% of their free throw attempts. They concede 14.7 dimes and 30.7 total rebounds per game, which is 302nd and 49th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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