Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Blackbirds vs Gophers CBB Odds
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(7-3) LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1)
2016 NCAA Basketball
Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds travel West to take on a Minnesota Gophers squad that has gotten off to a great start.
Minnesota looks to continue it’s strong non conference play well the Blackbirds look to get another signature win on their schedule.
The two teams have only matched up one other time in 2006. The Gophers came away with a win in that contest by a final of 70-54.
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds
The Blackbirds come into this game with confidence. They beat Saint Johns by a score of 74-73 in their last game. It’s their biggest win of the season, and should help come tournament time.
Saint Johns is the only team that both teams have played so far this season. The Gophers beat Saint Johns by a score of 92-86.
The Blackbirds are led by senior forward Jerome Fink. He is averaging 17.3 points, and 8.2 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 49.2 percent from the field.
On the offensive end the Blackbirds average 72.1 points per game. They shot 43 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from three.
On the defensive end is where the LIU Brooklyn really struggles. They are giving up 75 points per game, and opposing teams shoot over 45 percent from the field.
All three loses for the Blackbirds come on the road this season. They are currently 2-3 away from home, but hope to get that number up to 50 percent on Wednesday.
The Golden Gophers are off to the best start under coach Pitino. They are currently 9-1 with their only loss coming against a very good Florida State team.
The Gophers are led by a very balanced attack on offense. They have 6 players who are averaging more then 9 points a game. Nate Mason leads the team with 12.7 points and 5.3 assists.
On the season the Gophers are averaging 76.7 points per game and shoot 43.6 percent from the field. They really struggle from behind the arc however shooting only 34.1 percent.
As impressive as the Gophers are on offense, they are even better on defense.
They only give up 63.6 points per game. They rank in the top ten in the country in opponents field goal percentage and three point percentage.
They also have a great rim defender in Reggie Lynch who averages over 3 blocks a game.
So far this season the Gophers are perfect at home with a record of 9-0.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in LIU last 8 non-conference games.
- MINN are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Wed. games.
- Under is 21-9 in MINN last 30 Wed. games.
Free LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds vs. Minnesota Gophers NCAAB Prediction:
The Gophers are the better team on paper but if you look at their only win in common they both were close against Saint Johns.
It all comes down to is if the Blackbirds are able to break down the Gophers defense.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: There is no line posted, free score prediction below.
The Gophers lock down defense will be too much for the Blackbirds and the Gophers will win by a large margin.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Gophers 74 – Blackbirds 61
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