Boilermakers vs. Golden Gophers Prediction
The 11th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers hold a half-game lead in the Big Ten Conference standings. Will Purdue shine tonight against the host Minnesota Golden Gophers to cover the spread as the road favorites?
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Williams Arena at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Boilermakers are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 139.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Purdue. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Boilermakers roll past Buckeyes
Purdue earned an 86-51 home victory Saturday over Ohio State to move to 22-7 overall and 15-3 in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers established a 48-20 halftime advantage on their way to the blowout win. Purdue shot 33-of-59 from the field, 11-of-21 from 3-point range plus 9-of-16 at the free throw line. Carsen Edwards led the Boilermakers with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also recorded two rebounds and two assists. Matt Haarms tallied 12 points and six boards. Aaron Wheeler added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Golden Gophers notch win at Wildcats
Minnesota picked up a 62-50 Thursday night at Northwestern to improve to 18-11 overall and 8-10 in conference play. The Golden Gophers led 32-20 at halftime on their way to the win. Minnesota shot 21-of-51 from the field, 5-of-14 from 3-point distance plus 15-of-19 at the free throw line. Amir Coffey was the lone Golden Gophers player in double figures for scoring as he finished with 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 5-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also registered 12 rebounds and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Boilermakers are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Purdue is 16-7-1 ATS in its last 24 Tuesday games.
The Golden Gophers are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games. Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games versus the Boilermakers.
Purdue has dominated at home lately, but it's been a far different story on the road. The Boilermakers won their last two road games by a combined five points, preceded by a 14-point loss plus an OT win before that. Minnesota still has outside hopes of an NCAA Tournament berth and a win here is a necessity. Look for Minnesota to bring its 'A' game as this one goes down to the wire.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS +5