Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 1/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
The Purdue Boilermakers (17-1) are en route to Williams Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-9).
The Purdue Boilermakers took the court against Michigan State and notched a win by a score of 64-63 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Boilermakers left the arena with 16 and Michigan State recorded 19 fouls. They also knocked down 6 of their 19 tries from beyond the arc. Michigan State walked away from this one shooting 70.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 7 of their 10 attempts. Moreover, Michigan State pulled down 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Michigan State totaled 12 assists and had 3 steals in the game. When discussing defense, Purdue allowed the other team to go 47.2% from the floor on 25 of 53 shooting. They also doled out 17 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 29 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Boilermakers knocked down 16 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. Purdue walked away from the game having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 52) and converted 4 of their 10 3-pointers.
Zach Edey is a player who was a major factor for the contest. He finished 50.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime. He played 37 minutes and also snagged 17 rebounds. He finished with 32 points on 13 out of 26 shooting.
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Purdue comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 17-1 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 10.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 13.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Purdue is collecting 39.8 boards per game and has accounted for 278 assists so far this season, which is 71st in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Boilermakers are hitting 32.8% from downtown (134 of 409) and 76.2% from the free throw line. They average 75.1 pts per contest (119th in D-1) while connecting on 45.7% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Boilermakers are able to force 10.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 101st in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 210 conceded this year. The Boilermakers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 40.3% (429 of 1,065) and they relinquish 28.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 30.1% on three-point shots while they are 21st in college basketball in opponents points per game (61.2).
In their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers took a loss by a final score of 78-60 when they played Illinois. The Golden Gophers earned 18 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 24 for this game. They turned the ball over 5 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. Illinois committed 21 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Golden Gophers to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to convert 15 of them for a rate of 60.0%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Minnesota converted 3 of their 13 attempts (23.1%). When all was said and done, the Golden Gophers ended up going 21 out of 58 from the field which had them shooting 36.2%. The Golden Gophers permitted Illinois to convert 32 of 64 attempts from the field which had them shooting 50.0% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 31.3% from downtown by connecting on 5 of 16 and ended up shooting 9 of 14 from the charity stripe (64.3%). In relation to rebounds, Minnesota allowed Illinois to get 45 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Dawson Garcia ended up being a factor for the Golden Gophers in this matchup. He made 6 out of 14 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and totaled 6 rebounds. He totaled 17 points in his 37 mins on the court and accounted for 4 dimes for the game.
Minnesota has a mark of 7-9 for the year. The Golden Gophers have committed 14.8 fouls every game and they hit 59.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per contest (131st in the nation) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. Minnesota has accumulated 1,030 points on the season (64.4 per game) and they pull down 34.4 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Gophers are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which is 261st in the country.
The Minnesota defense gives up 34.3% on 3-point attempts (109 of 318) and opponents are making 73.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 13.1 assists and 37.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 219th and 330th in those defensive categories. The Golden Gophers defensively are ranked 150th in college hoops in PPG given up with 68.1. They are forcing their opponents into 10.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the field (148th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Purdue
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