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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Purdue Boilermakers in Battle with Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Purdue Boilermakers host Minnesota on Sunday, looking to build on their 12-2 mark against the 12-2 Golden Gophers in college basketball betting action at Mackey Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Golden Gophers opened as 12-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).

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to cover the spread vs the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday, as the Golden Gophers are 7-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boilermakers are 8-3 ATS. Minnesota is 5-7 against the total, while Purdue is 6-4-1 versus the total betting line.

The Boilermakers - Golden Gophers odds would favor the Boilermakers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Purdue is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 33.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Purdue's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 84.64 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 58 at 65.43 PPG. The Boilermakers field goal percentage has averaged 49.82% so far, more than the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.98% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Gophers got 18 points from Nate Mason, but it was Michigan State that prevailed in a 75-74 final on Tuesday at Williams Arena.

Purdue cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Iowa out of the gym and running up a 89-67 score at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games on the road
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Purdue is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
  • Purdue is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Northwestern, Thursday, January 5th
Purdue at Ohio State, Thursday, January 5th