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Drake Bulldogs Visit Minnesota Golden Gophers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

College basketball betting interest will be high on Monday when the Bulldogs of Drake hit the hard court against the Golden Gophers of Minnesota.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Drake Bulldogs opened as 19-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Drake Bulldogs vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit at 8-3 (6-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Drake Bulldogs are currently 5-4 (4-2-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Minnesota is 8-2 OU, and Drake is 5-2 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 32-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers and the No. 235-ranked Drake Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 17 nationally ranked offense (89.5 points per game) against a Drake Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 177 at 74 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been averaging 49.53% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (45.65% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs grabbed a 93-74 win over the Mavericks on Saturday, behind a 27-point effort from Reed Timmer at Knapp Center.

Minnesota got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Jordan Murphy in a losing cause in their 95-79 loss to Arkansas on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • Drake is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Drake is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Drake at Iowa, Saturday, December 16th
Minnesota at Oral Roberts, Thursday, December 21st