Purdue Boilermakers at Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Purdue Boilermakers are listed as a 4-point road favorite with the total set at 137.Â The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-1 this season and 9-2 against the spread, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 12-8, but only 6-8 against the spread.Â Â Purdue is off to a 4-0 record in conference play, beating their opponents by an average of 18.5 points per game.Â In these four conference games they have covered in each.
Purdue has one of the best defenses in the country.Â They are ranked seventh in the nation giving up only 57 points per game.Â They are also a dominant rebounding team rarely allowing teams second chances at the basket.
Minnesota has not had the early season conference success that Purdue has had.Â They have lost three of their first four conference games.Â In their last game, they lost a hard fought game at Ohio St. 67-64 as a 15-point road underdog.Â Minnesota does hold an 8-1 home record.Â Despite this great home record, they are only 2-7 against the spread in these home games.
Purdue has been a great road team winning all four of their road tests.Â They have covered the spread in three of them.Â The visiting team has won three of the last four times they have played.Â I feel in this game will not be any different.Â I will lay the 4 points and take Purdue.Â Sticking with the trends, I will also take the der.Â Three of the last four games between these two teams the game went der.Â So Purdue and the der are my plays here.
Purdue Boilermakers -4 Minnesota Golden Gophers
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