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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Golden Gophers over Terriers

Wofford TerriersMinnesota Golden Gophers
1-2November 21, 2013, 07:00 | Williams Arena4-0

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the Wofford Terriers on Thursday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena in college betting action.

The Terriers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 0-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Gophers are 2-0 ATS. Wofford is 0-2 against the total, while Minnesota is 1-1 versus the number.

View Wofford Terriers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Wofford before tip-off in this one found them as 18-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 31-ranked Golden Gophers and the No. 266-rated Terriers in this matchup.

Last time out for Wofford, they were a 76-55 loser as they battled Iona on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Wofford was run off the court by the Gaels on Saturday as Iona routed them 76-55 at Hynes Athletics Center.

Minnesota won its last outing, an 82-72 result against Coastal Carolina on November 19. Minnesota earned an 82-72 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Andre Hollins at Williams Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 89-ranked scoring average of 80.25 PPG, against a Terriers defense rated No. 108 and allowing 68.67 PPG. The Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 42.57% to date this season, less than the Terriers shooters have managed so far (44.03% per game).

Next up:
Wofford at High Point, Sunday, November 24th
Minnesota at Syracuse, Monday, November 25th