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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Golden Gophers vs. Rutgers
- (7-13) Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-7)
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Time: 8:30 ET
- Venue: Jersey Mike’s Arena, Piscataway
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Golden Gophers +980 | Scarlet Knights -2000
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Minnesota +14.5 | Rutgers -14.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 122.5
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Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota heads into their matchup vs Rutgers with a record of 7-13 while looking to shake a 5 game losing streak. Out of 7 road games this season, the Golden Gophers have a record of 1-6.
Having been the underdog in 15 games, Minnesota has gone 2-13 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +14.5 underdogs on the spread.
Minnesota currently has a record of 1-9 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 6-4.
Coming into the game, Dawson Garcia is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Garcia is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and adding 1.8 assists.
Minnesota’s second leading scorer is Ta’lon Cooper, who has hit 42.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 10.7 points per game.
Golden Gophers Offense
On offense, Minnesota is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 67.0 points per game. This figure places them just 333rd in college basketball. Minnesota’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 62.59% of their shots have come inside the arc.
So far, the team is ranked 241st in overall field goal percentage at 43.8%. When the Golden Gophers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Minnesota is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.8 per contest, placing them just 617th in college basketball. Currently, Minnesota’s 30.7 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Golden Gophers are averaging 6.1 offensive boards per game.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
As they head into their 22nd game of the season, Rutgers currently holds a 14-7 record. Currently, Rutgers has been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 12-2.
Getting ready to play for the 15 times as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights have gone 12-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, Rutgers comes into this game as -14.5 point favorites.
Rutgers currently has a record of 6-4 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Clifford Omoruyi is the team leader in scoring, averaging 13.4 points per game.
In addition to his scoring, Omoruyi is grabbing 10.0 rebounds and adding 1.0 assists. Rutgers’ second leading scorer is Cam Spencer, who has hit 44.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.9 points per game.
Scarlet Knights Key Stats
On offense, Rutgers is one of the worst-performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 67.9 points per game. This figure places them just 302nd in college basketball. Rutgers’ offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 68.61% of their shots have come inside the arc.
So far, the team is ranked 196th in overall field goal percentage at 44.3%. When the Scarlet Knights have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 33.6% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Rutgers is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.4 per contest, placing them just 629th in college basketball.
Currently, Rutgers’ 35.4 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Scarlet Knights are averaging 10.2 offensive boards per game.
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Minnesota vs. Rutgers CBB Betting Trends
- First, Minnesota is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Golden Gophers are 0-5 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Minnesota is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 3-7 SU.
- At this point, Golden Gophers are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Scarlet Knights are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -14.5
When it comes to getting a bet down for this game, our model points to Rutgers coming away with both a straight-up and ATS win over Minnesota as -14.5 point favorites. Rutgers should feel comfortable with the pace of this game, as Minnesota also prefers to slow the game down.
In addition, we like how the Scarlet Knights have been performing well when favored to win, as they have made bettors money of late. In Rutgers’ previous 5 games as the favorite, they are 4-1 vs. the spread. We will be riding that trend and cashing in on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to win and cover vs Minnesota.
Free Minnesota vs Rutgers Betting Pick: Rutgers ATS
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