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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Minnesota Golden Gophers Underdogs vs Northwestern Wildcats

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Minnesota Golden Gophers betting line as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-9 so far on the season, and 3-10 ATS vs the number. The Northwestern Wildcats, meanwhile, are 13-3 and 7-7-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 9-4 and the Northwestern Wildcats go 7-9 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 182-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers and the No. 43-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Minnesota's No. 198-rated squad against Northwestern's No. 73-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 112 in the country with 7.27 per game, while their foes tonight, the Northwestern Wildcats rank No. 27 nationally with 9.25 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bryant McIntosh scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 65-56 to Ohio State at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday).

The Golden Gophers endured a 86-77 loss at the hands of the Nittany Lions on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Joey King at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Northwestern is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Northwestern
  • Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Northwestern

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 12th
Minnesota at Nebraska, Tuesday, January 12th

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