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Purdue Boilermakers Visit Minnesota Golden Gophers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Purdue Boilermakers


Minnesota Golden Gophers
Saturday, February 07, 2015 3:00 PM ET
Williams Arena

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Purdue Boilermakers taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -5.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 14-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-11-1 ATS. Purdue Boilermakers are 7-11 on betting the total; Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-8.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers sit at No. 114 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Purdue Boilermakers sit at No. 179 on the same chart.

How Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 21-ranked scoring average of 75.87 PPG, against a Purdue Boilermakers defense rated No. 117 and allowing 64.74 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 46.61% to date this season, more than the Purdue Boilermakers shooters have managed so far (46.15% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Purdue got 20 points from Rapheal Davis en route to a 60-58 victory over Ohio State on Wednesday at Mackey Arena.

The Golden Gophers grabbed a 60-42 win over the Cornhuskers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Maurice Walker at Williams Arena.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Odds Trends

Purdue is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 5 games
Purdue is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Purdue at Rutgers, Thursday, February 12th
Minnesota at Iowa, Thursday, February 12th