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Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Purdue when they take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Purdue Boilermakers before tip-off in this one found them as -8.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Purdue Boilermakers have watched them go 16-2 and 12-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are at 13-5 and 8-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-8, while the Purdue Boilermakers have a 11-7 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 97 and the Purdue Boilermakers sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 41 nationally ranked offense (81.39 points per game) against a Purdue Boilermakers defense that sits as the No. 21 at 63.61 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been averaging 44.96% from the field, less than the Boilermakers have managed so far this season (50.09% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Boilermakers got 19 points from Carsen Edwards as Purdue ran past Michigan 70-69 on Tuesday at Crisler Center.

Minnesota was run off the court by the Wildcats on Wednesday as Northwestern routed them 83-60 at Allstate Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Purdue is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Purdue is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Purdue home to Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 16th
Minnesota at Penn State, Monday, January 15th