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Georgia Southern Eagles Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Georgia Southern Eagles taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Minnesota Golden Gophers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -15-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 8-1 and 5-3 ATS Minnesota Golden Gophers will face the 4-4 Georgia Southern Eagles, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Georgia Southern Eagles are 3-1.

The Golden Gophers - Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 220 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Georgia Southern is at No. 128.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Georgia Southern Eagles rank No. 162 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.33 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 51 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is college basketball's No. 208-ranked team at 6.22 per game, while the Georgia Southern Eagles rate No. 69 with 8.62 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Gophers got 19 points from Akeem Springs as Minnesota ran past NJIT 74-68 on Tuesday at Williams Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Georgia Southern is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Georgia Southern at Florida Gulf Coast, Tuesday, December 13th
Minnesota at Northern Illinois, Sunday, December 11th