Alabama vs. Minnesota Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Minnesota is favored in tonight’s game, as the Golden Gophers are getting odds of -3.5 against Alabama. The over/under total has yet to be set for this one. Today’s game takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Alabama is coming off a 71-59 win over BYU on Friday night to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Crimson Tide are 3-1 against the spread this year, failing to cover in one game. Alabama is being led by Collin Sexton, who is putting up 21.5 points and 4.3 assists per game. John Petty is adding 15.8 points per contest.
Minnesota is coming off a 69-51 win over UMass last night to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Golden Gophers are 4-1 against the spread, only failing to cover a 30-point spread. Minnesota is being led by Jordan Murphy, who is averaging 22.5 points and 12 rebounds per game while Reggie Lynch is adding 11.8 points and 8 rebounds per contest.
Alabama has won two straight meetings with Minnesota, but the two have split the spread in the two meetings. The Gophers are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games against winning teams and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after a win. Alabama is just 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a cover. The public betting is not yet available for this game, but I am going with Minnesota.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA -3.5