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

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Northwestern Wildcats try to run the Minnesota Golden Gophers off the court at Allstate Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Minnesota Golden Gophers in this one, their betting line was listed as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northwestern Wildcats are 10-7 overall and 6-9 ATS, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-4 and 8-8 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northwestern boasts a 7-8 on the OU, and Minnesota is 9-7.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 31-rated Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 97-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northwestern's No. 151-ranked scoring average of 74.35 PPG, against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense rated No. 120 and allowing 70.65 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats FG% has averaged 43.41% to date this season, less than the Minnesota Golden Gophers shooters have managed so far (45.68% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota suffered a 75-71 loss against Indiana on Saturday, getting 22 points from Nate Mason in a losing effort at Williams Arena.

Northwestern got 18 points from Bryant McIntosh but lost anyway, 78-63, to Penn State on Friday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Northwestern is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
  • Northwestern is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northwestern's last 8 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Purdue, Saturday, January 13th
Northwestern at Indiana, Sunday, January 14th