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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats NCAA College Hoops Odds

The Northwestern Wildcats will hit the floor running against the away Minnesota Golden Gophers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats sport a record of 15-8 and 10-11-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers have 6-16 and 7-13 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-12-1 for the Northwestern Wildcats and 12-8 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Northwestern Wildcats rated this week at No. 253 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers sitting at No. 296.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 156-ranked offense, averaging 72.74 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 180 at 73.86 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.81% so far, more than the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Gophers got 21 points from Kevin Dorsey, but it was Indiana that prevailed in a 74-68 final on Saturday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

The Wildcats wasted a 30-point performance from Tre Demps in losing to Iowa 85-71 on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Michigan, Wednesday, February 10th
Northwestern at Ohio State, Tuesday, February 9th