Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 12/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-3) are headed to Mackey Arena on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Purdue Boilermakers (7-0).
The Minnesota Golden Gophers faced Virginia Tech and took a loss by a score of 67-57 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Golden Gophers ended up walking away with 14 while Virginia Tech totaled 17 fouls. They made 5 of their 14 attempts from 3-point land. Virginia Tech ended up going 75.0% from the free throw line by burying 6 of their 8 attempts. On top of that, Virginia Tech pulled down 38 boards (8 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Virginia Tech doled out 12 assists and had 2 steals for the matchup. In relation to the defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 49.1% from the floor on 28 of 57 shooting. They also recorded 11 assists in the matchup while creating 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 23 with 5 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Golden Gophers knocked down 7 of 14 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. Minnesota ended the contest with a 36.7% FG percentage (22 of 60) and knocked down 6 of their 23 three-point attempts.
Pharrel Payne is a player who was important for the game. He finished shooting 62.5% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. He saw the court for 27 minutes played and also collected 6 rebounds. He accounted for 13 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Minnesota enters this game with a record of 4-3 for the campaign. They average 62.1 pts per game (341st in the country) while connecting on 41.7% from the field. The Golden Gophers are shooting 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (44 of 139) and 54.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Minnesota is pulling down 37.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 89 assists for the season, which is 278th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 14.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Golden Gophers are able to force 11.6 turnovers per game while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 31.1% on 3-pointers while they are 67th in college basketball in points per game allowed (63.1). The Golden Gophers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.1% (173 of 443) and they surrender 39.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 102nd in the country in giving up assists with 82 surrendered for the campaign.
For their last game, the Purdue Boilermakers walked away with a victory by a final of 79-69 when they played Florida State. When talking about rebounding, Purdue allowed Florida State to pull down 27 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished 31.8% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 12 of 14 from the charity stripe (85.7%). The Boilermakers allowed Florida State to make 25 of 66 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.9% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Boilermakers shot 26 out of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.4%. When talking about three-point shots, Purdue knocked down 5 out of their 18 attempts (27.8%). They were able to make 22 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.0%. Florida State committed 24 personal fouls in this contest which took the Boilermakers to the charity stripe for a total of 31 shots. They gave up possession 11 times, while getting 1 steal for the contest. The Boilermakers were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in the game.
Zach Edey pitched in for the Boilermakers for the matchup. He buried 11 out of 14 in this game for a field goal percentage of 78.6%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. He had 25 points in his 33 minutes of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Purdue has a record of 7-0 on the year. The Boilermakers commit 14.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.7 times per contest (64th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per contest. Purdue has scored 540 pts for the season (77.1 per game) and they grab 42.6 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Boilermakers are hitting on 46.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 129th in the country.
The Boilermakers on defense are ranked 40th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 60.9. They are forcing 10.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.4% from the field (31st in college basketball). The Purdue defense allows 24.3% on shots from distance (41 of 169) and their opponents are connecting on 72.2% of their foul shots. They allow 11.1 assists and 31.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 100th and 48th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue
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