DePaul Blue Demons vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 11/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-0) will compete against the DePaul Blue Demons (1-0) at Williams Arena on Monday.
The DePaul Blue Demons played Loyola and walked away with a win by a score of 72-66 in their last game. DePaul finished the contest with a 43.1% FG percentage (25 of 58) and made 8 of their 27 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Blue Demons made 14 of 18 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 37 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 11 assists in this matchup while forcing 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. In regard to defense, DePaul allowed their opponent to shoot 40.0% from the floor on 24 out of 60 shooting. Loyola earned 10 assists and had 6 steals for this game. On top of that, Loyola grabbed 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Loyola finished the game shooting 47.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 17 attempts. They also knocked down 10 of 24 attempts from distance. When discussing fouls, the Blue Demons walked away with 16 while Loyola had 19 fouls.
Javan Johnson is one guy who was a contributor in this game. He ended up scoring 24 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 33 minutes and also grabbed 10 boards. He finished the game at 69.2% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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DePaul will enter this matchup with a mark of 1-0 on the season. They average 72.0 pts per game (226th in the country) on 43.1% from the field. The Blue Demons are shooting 29.6% on shots from 3-point land (8 of 27) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, DePaul is pulling in 38.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 11 assists this season, which has them ranked 287th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Blue Demons have forced 14.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are 111th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 10 surrendered so far this season. The Blue Demons are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.0% (24 of 60) and they relinquish 37.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 41.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 182nd in the country in PPG allowed (66.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Minnesota Golden Gophers walked away with a victory by a final of 61-60 when they faced Western Michigan. In the matter of rebounds, Minnesota allowed Western Michigan to pull down 32 in all (11 on the offensive glass). They shot 23.5% from three-point range by connecting on 8 of 34 and finished the contest at 4 of 4 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Golden Gophers allowed Western Michigan to knock down 24 of 69 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 34.8% in the game. In all, the Golden Gophers finished shooting 22 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.1%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Minnesota buried 8 of their 18 attempts (44.4%). They were able to make 9 of those for a rate of 39.1%. Western Michigan was called for 18 fouls for the contest which took the Golden Gophers to the charity stripe for 23 shots. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 4 steals in the matchup. The Golden Gophers pulled down 26 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 39 for the game.
Ta'Lon Cooper was important for the Golden Gophers for the matchup. He earned 17 points in his 40 minutes on the court and accounted for 10 assists in this game. He converted 6 of 12 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 1-0 this year. As an offensive unit, the Golden Gophers are connecting on 43.1% from the field, which ranks 226th in the country. Minnesota has accounted for 61 pts on the season and they pull in 42.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 16.0 times per contest (141st in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.0 times per game. The Golden Gophers are committing 10.0 fouls per game and they go 39.1% from the charity stripe.
The Minnesota defense surrenders 23.5% on 3-point shots (8 of 34) and their opponents are making 100.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 11.0 assists and 40.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 177th and 289th in college hoops. The Golden Gophers on the defensive end are ranked 125th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 60.0. They are forcing 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 34.8% from the field (88th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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