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Minnesota vs. Washington: NIT odds

The top-seeded Washington Huskies will try to cover the NIT semi finals spread at Madison Square Garden Tuesday when they face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in college basketball action.

The match, at Madison Square Garden, pits the top-seeded Huskies and the No. 6 seeded Gophers. And beware Huskies bettors - the Gophers are 7-0 ATS in their past 7 games overall.

Washington is favored by just a single point with the total sitting at 143.5 over at BetOnline.

The Huskies are 24-10 so far on the season, and 17-15 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Gophers, meanwhile, are 22-14 and 19-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 16-15-1 and the Golden Gophers go 17-16 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 44-ranked Huskies and the No. 110-rated Golden Gophers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-73 win for the Huskies on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Gophers rank No. 145 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is college basketball's No. 164-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Golden Gophers rate No. 234 with 5.5 per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 78-72 winner as they battled Middle Tennessee on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Minnesota earned a 78-72 victory over Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Andre Hollins at Murphy Center.

Washington was a 90-86 winner in its last match at home against Oregon. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Washington earned a 90-86 victory over Oregon on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Terrence Ross at Alaska Airlines Arena.