Minnesota vs. Seattle - 12/19/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Redhawks (5-5) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-2)
College Basketball: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Seattle Redhawks face off on Friday at Williams Arena in college basketball action.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-2 this season and they have won their last five games in a row. Minnesota is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Andre Hollins leads the Golden Gophers averaging 14.6 points per game. Carlos Morris is averaging 11.8 points, Maurice Walker is averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Joey King and Deandre Mathieu are averaging 9.5 points each. Minnesota is 6-1 at home this season and both of their losses were to teams ranked in the top 25.
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The Seattle Redhawks are 5-5 this season and have won their last two games. Seattle is averaging 63.2 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Isiah Umping leads the Redhawks averaging 17.2 points per game. Jarell Flora is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds, Jack Crook is averaging 6.4 points and 6.7 rebounds, and William Powell is averaging 5.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Seattle is 1-1 on the road this year and they haven’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 200.
Minnesota is 7-1 against the spread following a win, 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, and 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games. Seattle is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 road games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games, and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record.
This is a monster number but it is justified as the Golden Gophers roll.