Minnesota vs. Purdue Prediction
Will No. 13 Purdue have any trouble with Minnesota when the two meet up tonight in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at 7PM ET?
811 Minnesota vs. 812 Purdue
Friday, March 15, 2019
7PM ET – United Center
TV: Big Ten Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Purdue is the clear favorite in this game, as the Boilermakers are getting odds of -8.5 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 139.5 points. The public betting currently has 65 percent going on Purdue as the clear favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Gophers top Penn State in OT
Minnesota is the 7 seed in this tournament and the Golden Gophers managed a 77-72 OT win over Penn State on Thursday night. The Gophers have won and covered the spread in three of their last four games. They are 20-12 overall, 10-11 in Big Ten games, 4-0 on a neutral floor, 16-16 against the spread and 17-14-1 with the under.
The Gophers are averaging just 71.3 points per game this season while shooting 43.6 percent as a team. Defensively, Minnesota is giving up 68.8 points per game while opponents shoot 43.1 percent against them. Amir Coffey is leading the team with 16.2 points per game while Jordan Murphy is adding 14.5 points and 11.7 rebounds per contest.
Boilers seek revenge
Purdue is the second seed this weekend and is coming off a 70-57 win at Northwestern. The Boilers did suffer a 73-69 loss at Minnesota on March 5. It was their lone loss over their last seven games. Purdue is now 23-8 on the season, 16-4 in Big Ten games, 2-2 on a neutral floor, 17-13-1 against the spread and 16-15 with the over.
The Boilermakers are putting up 76.3 points per game on offense this season while shooting 44.7 percent as a team. Defensively, Purdue is giving up 66.5 points per game while opponents shoot 41.8 percent against them. Carsen Edwards has been the clear leader of the team with 23.4 points per game while Ryan Cline adds 11.8 points per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Gophers are 7-15 against the spread in their last 22 games following a win and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games following a cover.
The Boilermakers are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last five against a winning team.
These two split the season series, but Minnesota covered the spread in both games. The Boilermakers are an odd team, as they have won a lot of games, but have struggled to pull away from poor teams at times, especially away from home. Minnesota has already proven it can keep pace with the Boilermakers and Purdue is very reliant on Edwards to do the heavy lifting. I think Minnesota can key in on him and keep this competitive.
College Basketball Prediction: Minnesota +8.5