Minnesota be Purdue 3/15/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Purdue Boolermakers
NCAAB: 7:00 PM EST
Mar. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : PUR -7.5 Total 142
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are set to face the Purdue Boilermakers in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament as they will meet at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Minnesota Golden Gophers entered the tournament as the 7th seed with a 9-11 record, and they will be looking to expand off their 2nd round victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions, 77-72 in OT. Amir Coffey led the way for the Golden Gophers as he contributed 22 points and 5 assists. Jordan Murphy was able to record a double-double for Minnesota as he pitched in 15 points and 14 rebounds.
The Purdue Boilermakers enter the Big Ten Tournament as the 2nd seed with a 16-4 record, and they will be looking to expand off their recent road victory over the Northwestern Wildcats, 70-57. Carsen Edwards led the way for the Purdue Boilermakers with 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Nojel Eastern had a solid game for the Boilermakers as he contributed 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Amir Coffey is the leading scorer and assists guy for the Minnesota Golden Gophers as the junior guard is averaging 16 PPG and 3.2 APG. Jordan Murphy is averaging a double-double for Richard Pitino and company as the senior forward is averaging 14.5 PPG and 11.7 RPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 43.6% from the field this season while connecting on 32.4% of their three-point attempts.
Carsen Edwards is the leading scorer for the Purdue Boilermakers as the junior guard is averaging 23.4 PPG. Nojel Eastern is the leading rebounder for Matt Painter and company as the sophomore guard is averaging 5.7 RPG. Ryan Cline is the leading assists guy for the Boilermakers as the senior guard is averaging 3.2 APG. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 44.7% from the field this season while connecting on 36.7% of their three-point attempts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Golden Gophers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 8-3 in Golden Gophers last 11 overall.
Boilermakers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games.
Over is 37-16-1 in Boilermakers last 54 neutral site games.
Free Betting Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers +7.5
The underdog has covered the spread in 9 of the last 11 meetings between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Purdue Boilermakers. Minnesota was able to upset the Purdue Boilermakers towards the end of the regular season, and I think they can replicate that here as they have the defense to contain Carsen Edwards as well as the interior scoring with Jordan Murphy to cause problems. Minnesota is still on the bubble but a win over Purdue would almost certainly guarantee a spot in the Big Dance. Final Score Prediction, Purdue wins but fails to cover, 71-67.