Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 3/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-15) are headed to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday where they will meet the Northwestern Wildcats (13-15).
The Minnesota Golden Gophers played Maryland and ended up losing by a score of 84-73 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Golden Gophers finished with 16 while Maryland finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They also buried 6 of their 19 attempts from distance. Maryland ended up going 84.2% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 19 shots. On top of that, Maryland grabbed 39 boards (11 offensive, 28 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Maryland distributed 12 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. In terms of defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 51.7% from the field on 31 of 60 shooting. They also dished out 7 dimes for this contest while forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 27 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Golden Gophers converted 10 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Minnesota finished having earned a 39.4% FG percentage (26 out of 66) and converted 11 out of their 28 shots from beyond the arc.
Jamison Battle is someone who was a contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 39 points on 14 out of 31 shooting. He was on the court for 40 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. He shot 45.2% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists.
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Minnesota steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 13-15 on the year. They are averaging 67.8 pts per contest (266th in D-1) while hitting 44.3% from the field. The Golden Gophers are connecting on 37.2% on three-point shots (222 of 596) and 71.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Minnesota is pulling in 30.8 boards per game and has 353 assists this season, which ranks 244th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 14.0 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Golden Gophers have forced 10.5 turnovers every game while drawing 15.0 fouls. They give up 33.3% on three-point shots and they rank 186th in the nation in points per game allowed (69.3). The Golden Gophers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.6% (746 of 1,636) and they relinquish 37.1 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 210th in D-1 in giving up assists with 379 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Northwestern Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 82-61 when they played Iowa. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Northwestern allowed Iowa to pull down 46 overall (16 offensive). They went 37.1% from 3-point land by going 13 of 35 and finished the contest at 15 out of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Wildcats permitted Iowa to bury 27 of 69 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.1% in the game. Overall, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 21 for 56 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.5%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Northwestern made 8 of 25 attempts (32.0%). They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 61.1%. Iowa committed 18 fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They gave up possession 15 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 30 in this contest.
Ty Berry ended up being a factor for the Wildcats in this game. He accumulated 19 points in his 31 mins of playing time and accounted for 2 assists for this contest. He buried 5 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 3 rebounds.
Northwestern has a win-loss record of 13-15 so far this year. The Wildcats have committed 18.0 fouls per contest and they hit 72.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 15.8 times per game (33rd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 9.7 times per game. Northwestern has earned 2,040 pts this season (72.9 per contest) and they collect 35.6 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Wildcats are hitting on 42.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 258th in the nation.
The Northwestern defense gives up 36.1% from downtown (234 of 648) and their opposition knocks down 71.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 14.5 assists and 36.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 302nd and 289th in college basketball. The Wildcats are ranked 169th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 68.8. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.2% from the floor (128th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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