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Rutgers vs. Minnesota - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-21) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-24)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Minnesota Golden Gophers face off on Saturday in Big Ten college basketball action.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-24 this season and they are comfortably in last place in the Big Ten standings. Rutgers is averaging 67.1 points per game and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 81.8 points and their opponents are shooting 46.1 percent. Corey Sanders leads the Scarlet Knights averaging 16.3 points per game. Mike Williams is averaging 11.6 points, Bishop Daniels is averaging 8.5 points, and Jonathan Laurent is averaging 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. Rutgers is 6-11 at home and 0-17 in the Big Ten.

Rutgers vs. Minnesota - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-21 this season and they have lost their last two games. Minnesota is averaging 69.1 points per game and they are shooting 41.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Nate Mason leads the Gophers averaging 13.8 points per game. Jordan Murphy is averaging 11.9 points and 8.0 rebounds, Joey King is averaging 11.6 points, and Carlos Morris is averaging 9.8 points. Minnesota is 0-8 on the road and 2-15 in the Big Ten.

Rutgers is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, 5-16 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 5-21 against the spread against the Big Ten. Minnesota is 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 road games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-5 against the spread following a double-digit home loss.

Nate Mason and Joey King probably won’t play for Minnesota but I don’t think it even matters as they win here. 

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Minnesota Golden Gophers -2

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