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Purdue Boilermakers take on Golden Gophers in college basketball test

Purdue BoilermakersMinnesota Golden Gophers
Jan 8, 6:00 PM | Williams Arena

Purdue Boilermakers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds


The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Purdue Boilermakers at Williams Arena on Sunday in NCAAB play.

The Golden Gophers currently sports a 12-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7 ATS. The Boilermakers are 12-4 and 8-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Gophers produce a 5-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Boilermakers have gone 6-8 against the number.

View Purdue vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Gophers are listed as 2-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Gophers, most recently No. 96 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Boilermakers, who rate No. 42 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-74 victory for the Boilermakers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Boilermakers rank No. 185 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 221 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is college basketball's No. 294-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Boilermakers rate No. 44 with 8.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Purdue owns the country's No. 207-rated mark, allowing 72.3 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 246 in scoring at home.

Purdue was a 65-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Penn State. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Purdue was run off the court by the Nittany Lions on Thursday as Penn State routed them 65-45 at Bryce Jordan Center.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 64-62 result against Iowa on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Golden Gophers endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Hawkeyes on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Julian Welch at Williams Arena.

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Wisconsin are 8-2
After playing Penn State are 10-0
After a loss are 8-2

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Iowa are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Boilermakers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Purdue's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Purdue is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Purdue is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing Purdue
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games

Next up:
Purdue home to Wisconsin, Thursday, January 12
Minnesota at Indiana, Thursday, January 12