Rutgers vs. Minnesota Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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Rutgers vs. Minnesota Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-20, 1-16 Big Ten) are underdogs (by 8.5 points) to break a seven-game home losing streak when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-11, 10-8 Big Ten) on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. The point total for the matchup is 128.5.

Rutgers vs. Minnesota Odds

  • Rutgers odds to win: -408
  • Minnesota odds to win: +325
  • Spread: Rutgers (-8.5)
  • Total: 128.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Venue: Williams Arena

Who Will Win Rutgers vs. Minnesota?

Rutgers and Minnesota Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season it was favored by 8.5 points or more, Rutgers has an 8-2 record against the spread.

In games this season in which it was an underdog by 8.5 points or more, Minnesota has a 7-6-1 record against the spread.

The Scarlet Knights and the Golden Gophers combine to average two more points per game than the over/under of 128.5 set for this matchup.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined two more points per game, 130.5, than this matchup’s total of 128.5 points.

The average point total in Rutgers’ games this year is 0.3 fewer points than the over/under of 128.5 in this matchup.

The average over/under in Golden Gophers games this year is 4.4 more points than the point total of 128.5 for this outing.

So far this season, the Scarlet Knights have put together an 18-11-0 record against the spread.

The Golden Gophers are 10-15-2 against the spread this year.

Rutgers Stats & Insights

Rutgers is outscoring opponents by 8.8 points per game with a +255 scoring differential overall. It puts up 68.5 points per game (267th in college basketball) and gives up 59.7 per contest (sixth in college basketball).

Rutgers wins the rebound battle by 3.2 boards on average. It collects 34.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 43rd in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 31.2 per contest.

The Scarlet Knights knock down 5.8 three-pointers per game (326th in college basketball) while shooting 32.4% from beyond the arc (278th in college basketball). They are making 1.2 fewer threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 7 per game while shooting 29.8%.

Rutgers ranks 254th in college basketball with 90.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and fifth in college basketball defensively with 79.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Scarlet Knights are posting 71.5 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 8.2 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (63.3).

Minnesota Stats & Insights

Minnesota is being outscored by 8.8 points per game, with a -237 scoring differential overall. It puts up 62 points per game (353rd in college basketball), and gives up 70.8 per outing (204th in college basketball).

Minnesota comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of three boards. It grabs 30.6 rebounds per game (254th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 33.6.

Minnesota hits 5.9 three-pointers per game (319th in college basketball) at a 31.3% rate (327th in college basketball), compared to the 6.9 its opponents make, shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

Minnesota’s 83.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 354th in college basketball, and the 95.4 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 285th in college basketball.

In 2022-23 the Golden Gophers are averaging 2.4 fewer points per game at home (61.1) than on the road (63.5).

Rutgers Key Players to Watch

The Scarlet Knights leader in points and rebounds is Clifford Omoruyi, who scores 13.2 points and grabs 9.9 rebounds per game.

Paul Mulcahy leads Rutgers in assists, averaging five per game while also scoring 8.3 points per contest.

Cam Spencer leads the Scarlet Knights in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of two shots per game from beyond the arc.

The Rutgers steals leader is Caleb McConnell, who averages 2.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Omoruyi, who compiles two rejections per contest.

Minnesota Key Players to Watch

Dawson Garcia puts up 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Golden Gophers, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.

Ta’Lon Cooper notches more assists than any other Minnesota teammate with 5.9 per game. He also scores 9.9 points and pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game.

Jamison Battle is dependable from distance and leads the Golden Gophers with 2.1 made threes per game.

Cooper (1.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Minnesota while Pharrel Payne (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Rutgers vs. Minnesota Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Rutgers (-8.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (128.5)

  • Prediction:
    Rutgers 71, Minnesota 59
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