Lafayette Leopards vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
Minnesota will look to improve on its 11-1 record on Saturday when they host Lafayette in NCAA basketball odds action at Williams Arena.
The Golden Gophers are 11-1 so far on the season, and 7-3 ATS vs. the number. The Leopards, meanwhile, are 5-8 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 4-3 and the Leopards go 0-0 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Leopards were listed as 30-point underdogs earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Gophers, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Leopards, who rate No. 346 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 86-63 victory for the Golden Gophers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Minnesota's No. 27-rated squad against Lafayette's No. 327-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 270 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 44 nationally with 7.9 per match.
Defensively, Lafayette features the nation's No. 326-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.7 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 99 nationally in scoring at home.
Lafayette was an 86-62 winner in its last match at home against Arcadia. The battle between the Leopards and Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Arcadia was handed an 86-62 defeat on Tuesday at Kirby Center.
Minnesota was a 70-57 winner in its last match at home against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Minnesota earned a 70-57 victory over North Dakota State on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Rodney Williams Jr. at Williams Arena.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan State are 6-4
After playing North Dakota State are 4-2
After a win are 9-1
A few Leopards at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Lafayette at Stanford, Saturday, December 29
Minnesota home to Michigan State, Monday, December 31