Duke Blue Devils vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will try to cover the spread at Atlantis Resort on Thursday when they get a visit from the Duke Blue Devils in NCAA basketball action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Atlantis Resort).
The Golden Gophers sport records of 4-0 and 3-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Devils have 3-0 and 1-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Golden Gophers and 2-1 for the Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils were listed as 4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 110 (Golden Gophers) and the No. 20 (Blue Devils) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 93-82 result in favor of the Golden Gophers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 98-ranked scoring average of 74.5 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense rated No. 131 and allowing 63.3 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 48.9% to date this season, more than the Blue Devils shooters have managed so far (47.9% per game).
Defensively, Duke features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 161 nationally in scoring at home.
Duke was an 88-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida Gulf Coast. They failed to cover the 21.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Blue Devils and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida Gulf Coast was handed an 88-67 defeat on Sunday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Minnesota was a 72-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Richmond. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Rodney Williams Jr. scored 15 points leading the Golden Gophers to a 72-57 victory over Richmond at Williams Arena on Sunday.
Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Ohio State are 2-0
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Florida State are 1-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Blue Devils at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Duke home to Ohio State, Wednesday, November 28
Minnesota at Florida State, Tuesday, November 27