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Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. South Dakota Coyotes - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Dakota Coyotes (4-3) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Williams Arena)

The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -12 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds

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The South Dakota Coyotes will travel to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a non-conference game on Saturday.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 5-2 and are coming off of a win against Clemson by a score of 89-83. Clemson outscored their opponent by 12 points in the second half to secure the come from behind victory. Jordan Murphy led Minnesota with 24 points and 10 rebounds in this game. Nate Mason added 17 points and 8 assists for Minnesota. Minnesota out rebounded their opponent by a total of 31-25 and had 18 assists in their victory. Minnesota is averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 73.1 points per game. Minnesota is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Joey King is averaging 17.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game. Jordan Murphy is averaging 9.3 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. Minnesota is shooting 75.4% on free throws, 37.8% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. South Dakota Coyotes - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The South Dakota Coyotes are 4-3 and are coming off of a win against Eastern Washington by a score of 77-71. South Dakota was trailing at halftime but rallied in the second half to get the win. Shy McClelland led South Dakota with 18 points. Dan Jech added 14 points and 5 rebounds for South Dakota. South Dakota out rebounded their opponent by a total of 31-26 and had 13 assists in the victory. South Dakota is averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 79.2 points per game. South Dakota is also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game. Casey Kasperbauer is averaging 14.1 points per game and 2.7 assists per game for South Dakota. Tre Burnette is averaging 12.7 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game for South Dakota. South Dakota is shooting 67.6% on free throws, 40% on three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.

South Dakota is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. South Dakota is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS win. The over is 9-2 in South Dakota’s last 11 non-conference games. Minnesota is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against the Summit. Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 10-1 in Minnesota’s last 11 games overall.

Minnesota is the better team here and played a great second half against Clemson last time out. South Dakota is giving up close to 80 points per game, and I expect Minnesota to score a lot of points here. Give me the home team in this one.

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