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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

12-6TEAM RECORD14-5

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

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