Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and SMU Mustangs will square off Thursday night in the NIT championship. The Mustangs are -3 point favorites over the Golden Gophers with an over/under point total set at 132.5. SMU reached the tournament by knocking off UC Irvine, LSU, California and Clemson. On the season, the Mustangs average 71.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allow 62.2 points on 38.3 percent shooting. SMU is a big team that relies heavily on defense and rebounding to win games. However, the Mustangs also shoot 38 percent from three and are led by Nic Moore, who leads SMU with 13.5 points and 4.8 assists. The Mustangs downfall is that they shot 68.3 percent from the free throw line and usually get off to poor starts. SMU has trailed at halftime in three of the four games in this tournament. The SMU Mustangs are 20-12 ATS overall. The Minnesota Read More

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Florida St. Seminoles

The Florida State Seminoles take the hardwood with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in an NIT semifinal. The Golden Gophers are -1 point favorites over the Seminoles with an over/under point total set at 132. The Seminoles have played well at both ends of the floor in periods through three wins in the NIT which has been good enough to reach the semifinals. It was their offense that did the damage in a 78-75 decision in the quarters versus a solid Louisiana Tech squad Wednesday although the defense had a hand in the success as well. Nearly 45% shooting put up enough points but 15 turnovers led to 15 more Bulldogs looks which boosted their 35.6% accuracy. The one, two punch of Aaron Thomas and Okaro White combined for 41 points and 17 rebounds with Devon Bookert and Montay Brandon adding 21 points and five yanks apiece. Through three games in Read More

Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Michigan Wolverines and the Minnesota Golden Gophers face off on Saturday in Ann Arbor in Big Ten college basketball. The Wolverines are -9 point favorites over the Golden Gophers with an over/under point total set at 136.5. The Michigan Wolverines have won their last two games and four of their last six as they sit in first place in the Big Ten standings. Michigan is 12-3 in the Big Ten, 11-2 at home this season, and they are ranked 16th in the nation. Nik Stauskas leads the Wolverines averaging 16.9 points per game. Caris LeVert is averaging 13.4 points, Glenn Robinson III is averaging 13 points, and Derrick Walton Jr. is averaging 8.3 points. Michigan is averaging 75.2 points and they are shooting 47.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Michigan is hopig for another run that lands them in Read More

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Iowa Hawkeyes face off on Tuesday at Williams Arena in Big Ten college basketball. The Hawkeyes are -3 point favorites over the Golden Gophers with an over/under point total set at 145. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost three of their last four games as they have watched any NCAA Tournament hopes they had slip away from them. Minnesota is 6-9 in the Big Ten, 13-3 at home this season, and 2-6 against teams ranked in the top 25. Andre Hollins is averaging 14.8 points per game to lead the Gophers. Deandre Mathieu is averaging 11.6 points, Austin Hollins is averaging 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Malik Smith is averaging 9.1 points. Minnesota is averaging 71.4 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Minnesota is 4-3 in Big Ten Read More

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Minnesota Golden Gophers face off in Big Ten college basketball. The Golden Gophers are -3 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 132. The Northwestern Wildcats have lost their last two games including a 15-point bombing at Michigan State in their last outing. Northwestern is 5-7 in the Big Ten and 8-6 at home this season. Drew Crawford leads the Wildcats in scoring averaging 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. JerShon Cobb is averaging 12 points, Tre Demps is averaging 10.8 points, Alex Olah is averaging 8.0 points and 5.1 rebounds. Northwestern is averaging 61.2 points and they are shooting 40 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Northwestern is just 204 I Big Ten home games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost four of their last five games and they Read More

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers close out the Big Ten college basketball regular seasons as they face off on Saturday in West Lafayette. The Golden Gophers are -3.5 point favorites over Boilermakers with an over/under total set 126. It has been a rebuilding year for the Purdue Boilermakers marked by inconsistent play and growing pains. Purdue is 7-10 in the Big 10, 10-6 at home this season, and they 3-13 against teams with a RPI better than 100. As a team Purdue is averaging 64.8 points, 13.4 assists, and they are shooting 41.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points, 12.3 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Terone Johnson is averaging 13.5 points, A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.5 points and 6.2 rebounds, and D.J. Byrd is averaging 9.7 points. Purdue has played the 44th ranked schedule in the nation this year. The Minnesota Golden Read More

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Penn St. Nittany Lions

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Penn State Nittany Lions both try to follow up on big upset wins as they face off on Saturday in Big Ten College hoops. The Golden Gophers are -16.5 point favorites over the Nittany Lions with an over/under point total set at 128. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are coming off of an upset win over the Indiana Hoosiers and despite going 2-4 in their last six games it could be the win that cements their spot in the NCAA Tournament. Minnesota is 7-8 in the Big 10, 14-2 at home this season, and they have played the number one ranked schedule in the country this season. As a team Minnesota is averaging 69.4 points, 14.9 assists, and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 62 points, 11.9 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Andre Hollins is averaging 13.6 points, Austin Read More

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Indiana Hoosiers face off on Tuesday in a Big Ten college basketball match up. The Hoosiers are -4.5 point favorites over the Golden Gophers with an over/under point total set at 139. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are struggling down the stretch losing four of their last five games. Minnesota has played the toughest schedule in the nation and has a RPI of 15 going 13-2 at home and 6-8 in the Big 10. As a team Minnesota is averaging 69.1 points, 14.8 assists, and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.6 points, 11.9 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Andre Hollins is averaging 13.6 points, Austin Hollins is averaging 11.1 points, and Rodney Williams is averaging 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds. Minnesota has all of the numbers to make it to the NCAA Tournament but they need a Read More

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Wisconsin Badgers face off on Thursday in a Big Ten college basketball match up. The Golden Gophers are -5 point favorites over the Badgers with an over/under point total set at 118. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have fallen off of late losing six of their last eight games and slipping into sixth place in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota is 5-6 in Big Ten play, 12-2 at home this season, and will be looking for revenge for a one point loss at Wisconsin earlier this season. As a team Minnesota is averaging 71.4 points, 15.5 assists, and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.2 points, 12 assists, and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Andre Hollins is averaging 13.8 points, Rodney Williams is averaging 11.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Austin Hollins is averaging 11.2 points. Minnesota’s schedule softens up Read More

Michigan St. Spartans vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Michigan State Spartans and the Minnesota Golden Gophers face off on Wednesday in East Lansing in a Big Ten college basketball match up. The Spartans are -2.5 point favorites over the Golden Gophers with an over/under point total set at 131. The Michigan State Spartans are having another solid year and are tied for second place in the Big Ten. MSU has a 7-2 record in the Big 10, 13-0 record at home, and they have won seven of their last eight games. As a team Michigan State is averaging 69.7 points, 14.1 assists, and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points, 11.1 assists, and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Keith Appling is averaging 14 points per game, Gary Harris is averaging 12.8 points, and Branden Dawson is averaging 10.6 points and 6.8 rebounds. Michigan State plays the same style Read More