Tennessee State Tigers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Tennessee State Tigers travelling to Minnesota Thursday to take on the Golden Gophers.
This season, the Golden Gophers are 2-0 overall and 1-0 ATS ATS, while the Tigers are 0-2 and 1-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Minnesota boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Tennessee State is 0-0.
Bettors looking to side with Minnesota in this one found them as 15.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Gophers sit at No. 110 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 183 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Gophers will win this game 99-57.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 94 nationally ranked offense (77 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 312 at 79.5 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 46.2% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (35.5% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tennessee State owns the country's No. 289-rated mark, allowing 79.5 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 126 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tennessee State, they were a 78-71 loser as they battled South Dakota State on the road. They covered in the match as a 11-point underdog. Robert Covington poured in 23 points and added 11 rebounds in a losing cause for Tennessee State on Tuesday, as the Jackrabbits rolled to a 78-71 victory over Tennessee State at Frost Arena.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 82-56 winner as they battled Toledo at home. They covered in the match as a 20.5-point favorite. The Golden Gophers blew out Toledo on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-56 win at Williams Arena.
Tennessee State Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Richmond are 1-0
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Tennessee State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Tennessee State home to South Alabama, Monday, November 19
Minnesota home to Richmond, Sunday, November 18