Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 2/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Williams Arena is the location where the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-15) will go up against the Iowa Hawkeyes (15-9) on Sunday.
The Iowa Hawkeyes took the court against Purdue and ended up losing by a score of 87-73 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Hawkeyes walked away with 13 and Purdue recorded 8 fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 27 attempts from three-point range. Purdue finished the contest at 91.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 12 shots. Furthermore, Purdue snagged 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Purdue recorded 21 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. When discussing the defense, Iowa allowed their opponent to shoot 55.0% from the field on 33 of 60 shooting. They also recorded 22 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 11 steals. With respect to rebounding, they collected 20 with 5 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Hawkeyes converted 6 of their 7 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Iowa finished with a 44.9% field goal percentage (31 of 69) and converted 5 of their 18 shots from distance.
Kris Murray is one guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He notched 24 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He played 36 mins and pulled down 2 boards. He finished 62.5% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Iowa enters this one with a win-loss record of 15-9 for the campaign. They are turning it over 10.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 14.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Iowa is pulling down 36.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 396 assists on the campaign, which ranks 26th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (191 of 547) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 81.1 pts per contest (19th in the country) while hitting 45.8% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hawkeyes have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They rank 267th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 342 conceded this season. The Hawkeyes are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (690 of 1,497) and they relinquish 35.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They concede 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 302nd in the nation in PPG allowed (74.1).
For their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-46 against Maryland. The Golden Gophers recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in the game. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 1 steal in this matchup. Maryland had 22 fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Gophers to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a clip of 75.0%. Regarding 3-point shots, Minnesota made 2 of 14 attempts (14.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Golden Gophers finished shooting 13 out of 38 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.2%. The Golden Gophers allowed Maryland to make 33 of 63 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 52.4% for this contest. They finished shooting 42.9% from distance by shooting 9 of 21 and finished the game at 6 out of 11 at the free throw line (54.5%). In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Minnesota permitted Maryland to get 29 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Joshua Ola-Joseph ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Gophers for the contest. He buried 8 out of 13 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and accumulated 8 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 39 mins on the court and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 7-15 on the season. The Golden Gophers are committing 14.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 60.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.5 times per contest (150th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. Minnesota has totaled 1,344 points so far this year (61.1 per game) and they pull in 34.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Golden Gophers are shooting 41.4% from the floor, which ranks them 324th in college basketball.
The Golden Gophers on the defensive end are ranked 176th in college basketball in PPG given up with 69.3. They are able to force 10.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (213th in the country). The Minnesota defense allows 35.5% on three-point shots (150 of 423) and opponents are connecting on 72.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 14.4 dimes and 37.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 303rd and 327th in college hoops.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota and under the total points
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