Minnesota at Northwestern: 3/10/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Northwestern Wildcats (9-14) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-14)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats -1 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Northwestern Wildcats face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers played well to start the season, but they have really struggled as of late and they have lost seven games in a row. Each of the last seven games, Minnesota has also failed to cover the spread. Minnesota on the season is averaging 73.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 74 points per game. Minnesota is shooting 39.4 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Marcus Carr has been the best player for Minnesota averaging 19.6 points while shooting 39.2 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from behind the three point line. Liam Robbins and Gabe Kalscheur are expected to be out for this game and Brandon Johnson is questionable for this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Northwestern Wildcats who sit with a 9-14 record overall but they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Nebraska, the offense was elite putting up 79 points and that led to a one point victory. Northwestern on the season is averaging 70 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.9 points per game. Northwestern is shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Chase Audige has been the best player for Northwestern averaging 12.6 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from behind the three point line.
Minnesota is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Wednesday. Northwestern is 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 games played on Wednesday.
Minnesota is going to struggle to score again in this game and that will be the difference in this game. Back Northwestern to come away with a cover of the spread.