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Point spread favors Golden Gophers in battle with Wildcats

Northwestern WildcatsMinnesota Golden Gophers
Jan 22, 4:00 PM | Williams Arena

Northwestern Wildcats vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds


The Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday when the teams tip off at Williams Arena in college betting action.

The Golden Gophers are 14-5 so far on the season, and 8-8 ATS vs. the number. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are 12-6 and 6-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 8-8 and the Wildcats go 9-4 on the totals.

View Northwestern vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Wildcats listed as 5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 138-rated Northwestern taking on the No. 96-rated Golden Gophers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-71 win for the Golden Gophers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 317 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.9 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 217 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is college basketball's No. 295-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 15 with 8.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern owns the country's No. 248-rated mark, allowing 73.7 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 241 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 77-57 loser as they battled Wisconsin on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Northwestern was run off the court by the Badgers on Wednesday as Wisconsin routed them 77-57 at Kohl Center.

Minnesota was an 80-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Penn State. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Minnesota got 23 points from Joe Coleman en route to an 80-66 victory over Penn State on Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Purdue are 5-5
After playing Wisconsin are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan State are 5-5
After playing Penn State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Wildcats at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northwestern's last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northwestern
Minnesota is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
Minnesota is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Northwestern home to Purdue, Saturday, January 28
Minnesota at Michigan State, Wednesday, January 25