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NCAA Basketball Odds: UMass Minutemen vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will be trying to slam the UMass Minutemen on Friday when the teams tip off at Barclays Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the UMass Minutemen before tip-off in this one found them as 14.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

UMass Minutemen vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the UMass Minutemen have watched them go 3-1 and 2-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are at 5-0 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 4-0, while the UMass Minutemen have a 2-1 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 50 and the UMass Minutemen sitting at No. 131.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 95.4 PPG, against a UMass Minutemen defense rated No. 156 and allowing 72.75 PPG. The Minnesota Golden Gophers FG% has averaged 52.54% to date this season, more than the UMass Minutemen shooters have managed so far (48.74% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Luwane Pipkins scored 21 points and helped out with 10 assists for UMass on Tuesday, leading the Minutemen to a 85-76 victory over Western Carolina at Mullins Center.

Minnesota cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Alabama A&M out of the gym and running up a 100-57 score at Williams Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UMass is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • UMass is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

UMass at BYU, Saturday, November 25th
Minnesota at Alabama, Saturday, November 25th