Northwestern at Minnesota: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-10) vs Northwestern Wildcats (6-14)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Williams Arena)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Golden Gophers -5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Northwestern Wildcats and Minnesota Golden Gophers face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Williams Arena.
The Northwestern Wildcats come into this game with a 6-14 record overall and they have lost ten games in a row. In the last game against Wisconsin the offense scored only 51 points and that led to the defeat. Northwestern on the season is averaging 70.2 points while their defense is giving up 73.2 points per game. Northwestern is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from behind the three point line.Guard Chase Audige has been the best player for Northwestern averaging 12.9 points while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Minnesota Golden Gophers who sit with a 13-10 record overall but they have lost three games in a row. In each of the last three games, Minnesota has also failed to cover the spread. In the last game against Illinois, the offense scored 63 points while their defense gave up 94 points and that led to the defeat. Minnesota on the season is averaging 74.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.6 points per game. One big issue for this team right now is they are also really banged up coming into this game. Liam Robbins and Gabe Kalscheur are two of the better players on the team but they are both out for this game.
Northwestern is 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games overall. Minnesota is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games played on Tuesday. The under is 10-4 in Minnesota’s last 14 games overall.
Minnesota is so banged up right now, and this is a game that Northwestern is going to be able to keep close. Back Northwestern against the spread.