Check out our free Minnesota vs Purdue pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in West Lafayette. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Minnesota vs Purdue Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds
Golden Gophers vs Boilermakers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Minnesota Golden Gophers at Purdue Boilermakers
- Where: West Lafayette at Mackey Arena
- Date: Sunday, December 4th
- Betting Odds: Minnesota +18, MINNST +1400 | PUR -4700 O/U 130.5
Golden Gophers Preview:
Minnesota heads into this matchup having played 7 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-3. So far, the Golden Gophers have played 2 games on the road, with a record of 0-2. For the season, Minnesota has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 1-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Gophers being +18 point underdogs.
Minnesota’s leading scorer this season is Dawson Garcia who is averaging 14.29 points per contest. So far, Garcia has accounted for 22.99% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.0 rebounds per game and 1.29 assists. Ta’lon Cooper is the second leading scorer for the Golden Gophers, averaging 10.43 points per game. Between him and Cooper, they are accounting for 39.8% of the team’s scoring.
Coming into today’s game, Minnesota will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Golden Gophers are ranked 333rd at 67.0 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 617th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Minnesota is close to the NCAA average at 36.8%.
Heading into the game, Purdue will be looking to stay undefeated as they currently have a perfect overall record at 7-0. So far this season, Purdue has played 4 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-0. The Boilermakers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -18 points in their favor. For the season, Purdue has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 5-0.
Zach Edey comes into today’s game as the Boilermakers’ leading scorer at 22.14 points per contest. Not only has Edey been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Purdue’s top rebounder at 11.43 boards per contest. Behind Edey, the team has benefited from the strong play of Fletcher Loyer who is second on the team in scoring at 11.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.1% of his shots and is adding 1.57 boards per game.
Through 7 games, Purdue has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Boilermakers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 39.1% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.74 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Purdue Boilermakers -18
For today’s matchup between Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers, our analysis points to Purdue covering the spread as the -18 point favorites. Although the Boilermakers are just 2-3 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Purdue as they will be facing a Minnesota team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Golden Gophers’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Purdue Boilermakers to cover!
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