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Minnesota favored by 3.5 against Purdue on Saturday

Minnesota Golden GophersPurdue Boilermakers
March 9, 12:00 PM | Mackey Arena

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

20-10TEAM RECORD14-16

The Purdue Boilermakers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Minnesota Golden Gophers pay a visit to Mackey Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Golden Gophers have watched them go 20-10 and 15-13 ATS on the year, while the Boilermakers are at 14-16 and 13-16-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Boilermakers are 15-15, while the Golden Gophers have a 10-15 mark.

View Minnesota vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Golden Gophers were listed as 3.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 66-rated Boilermakers and the No. 16-ranked Golden Gophers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-65 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Gophers rank No. 18 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.2 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 330-ranked team at 4.3 per game, while the Golden Gophers rate No. 284 with 5.1 per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.7 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 227 nationally in scoring at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 53-51 result against Nebraska on March 6. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Minnesota got 15 points from Trevor Mbakwe but lost anyway, 53-51, to Nebraska on Wednesday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

In their last action, Purdue was an 80-75 loser at home against Michigan. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Purdue got 32 points from Terone Johnson en route to an 80-75 loss at the hands of Purdue on Wednesday at Mackey Arena.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Nebraska are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Golden Gophers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Purdue
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Purdue's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Purdue's last 15 games when playing Minnesota
Purdue is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota