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Northwestern Wildcats battle vs Minnesota Golden Gophers highlights college odds menu

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March 2, 8:30 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Northwestern and Minnesota on Wednesday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Golden Gophers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 9-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 10-12 ATS. Minnesota is 12-13 on the totals; Northwestern is 14-8.

View Minnesota vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 227 and the Golden Gophers at No. 50 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-72 result in favor of the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 91 nationally ranked offense (72 points per game) against a Golden Gophers defense that sits as the No. 140 at 66.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 45.8% from the field, almost the same as the Golden Gophers have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Minnesota owns the country's No. 56-rated mark, allowing 65.8 points per game on the highway. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 164 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 70-63 loser at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites. Minnesota suffered a 70-63 loss against Michigan on Saturday, getting 18 points from Blake Hoffarber in a losing effort at Williams Arena.

Northwestern lost its last outing, a 78-63 result against Wisconsin on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Wildcats got 19 points from Michael Thompson, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 78-63 final on Sunday at Kohl Center.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Penn State are 7-3
After playing Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
After playing Wisconsin are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Golden Gophers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Northwestern is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northwestern's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Northwestern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Penn State, Sunday, March 6

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