Northwestern vs. Minnesota Prediction

College Basketball Predictions: Northwestern vs. Minnesota 1/23/18

Will tonight’s Big Ten matchup between Northwestern and Minnesota turn into a defensive struggle? The rivals will tip-off at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Who Oddsmakers Like: Minnesota. According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Golden Gophers are 2-point home favorites versus the Wildcats, who also opened as 2-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 138.5 after hitting the board at 141.

Who Public Bettors Like: Minnesota. As of Tuesday afternoon, 68% of betting tickets are on the Golden Gophers but 74% of the money wagered online is on the Wildcats to cover the spread. As for the total, 61% of the betting tickets are on the over and 52% of the money is on the under.

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Who We Like: The under. In the last five meetings between these two teams in Minnesota, the under is 4-1. In the last nine meetings between these two teams overall, the under is 7-2.

The under has also cashed in four straight Northwestern games and in seven of the Wildcats’ last eight games coming off a win. The under is also 4-0 in their last four conference games, is 6-0 in their last six games coming off an ATS win and is 9-2 in the Wildcats’ last 11 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.

On the other side, the under is a perfect 5-0 in the Golden Gophers’ last five home games, is 7-1 in their last eight games overall, and is 7-1 in their last eight conference games. The under is also 6-1 in Minnesota’s last seven home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.



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