Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Providence Friars Point Spread Pick - Odds - Free NCAAB Prediction
The Providence Friars (1-0) host the 15th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-0) in a non-conference game that will take place at the Dunkin Donuts Center in
Providence, Rhode Island at 6:30 PM ET. Providence are the 2.5-point home favorite with a total of 146 points.
In their opening game of the season Minnesota beat South Carolina Upstate 92-77 in a game that did not have a line. Jordan Murphy was the high scorer for the Golden Gophers in a big game picking up 35 points on 13/22 shooting and he had 15 rebounds as well. Malik Moore was the high scorer for South Carolina Upstate racking up 23 points on 6/12 shooting. Minnesota had a 10-point halftime lead and they played great defense in the game holding SC Upstate to 38.2% shooting from the floor.
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Providence also had an easy time in their season opener beating Houston Baptist 84-55 in a game that did not have a line. Maliek White came off the bench and was the high scorer for the Friars with 13 points on 5/7 shooting. David Caraher was the high scorer for Houston Baptist scoring 19 points on 7/13 shooting and he was the only player for them that scored in double figures. Providence played well on both sides of the floor shooting 50% from the field and holding Houston Baptist to 31.7% shooting. The Friars jumped out early and led at halftime 42-23. Last season the Friars were 3-6 facing ranked teams.
After one game Minnesota ranks tied for 65th in the nation in ppg and tied for 207th in opponents’ ppg and Providence ranks tied for 105th in ppg and tied for 47th in opponents’ ppg.
This is the first ever meeting between these teams.
Last season Minnesota was 19-13 ATS with an O/U record of 19-13 and Providence was 20-13 ATS with an O/U record of 15-16-2.
(!)[F] 11/12/2017 - Emmitt Holt is downgraded to OUT Monday vs. Minnesota U ( Stomach )
[G] 11/12/2017 - Jalen Lindsey is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota U ( Kidney )
Key Betting Trends
- MINN is 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games
- MINN is 3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games
- MINN has an Over record of 9-2 in their last 11 games
- PROV is 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games overall
- PROV is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
- PROV has an Over record of 6-3 in their last 10 games
Minnesota vs. Providence NCAAB ATS Pick
Both teams picked up easy wins in their openers and while one game does make a season F Jordan Murphy sure looked good for the Golden Gophers. A repeat of anything near that should result in a W for the visitors. Minnesota wins the boards and takes the money.
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