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Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAA College Basketball Betting

Northwestern Wildcats


Minnesota Golden Gophers
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Williams Arena

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Williams Arena Wednesday as the Minnesota Golden Gophers look to beat the odds vs the Northwestern Wildcats in NCAA hoops betting action.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were listed as -11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Golden Gophers currently sport a 16-10 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13-1 ATS. The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-14 and 14-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minnesota Golden Gophers produce a 10-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Northwestern Wildcats have gone 11-8-1 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 131 and the Northwestern Wildcats sitting at No. 255.

How Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 74.69 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 92 at 63.68 PPG. The Golden Gophers field goal percentage has averaged 46.22% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.17% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern earned a 66-61 victory over Iowa on Sunday, getting 18 points from Bryant McIntosh at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Minnesota got 23 points from Andre Hollins but lost anyway, 90-71, to Indiana on Sunday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Northwestern is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Northwestern is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Penn State, Saturday, February 21st
Minnesota at Wisconsin, Saturday, February 21st