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Minnesota vs. Ohio State - 3/12/15 Big Ten Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio State at Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-14)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (United Center)

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers look to win after losing five of their last seven. On the season, Minnesota is averaging 74.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 67.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Andre Hollins is averaging 14.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Maurice Walker is averaging 12 points and 6.6 rebounds. Carlos Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Mason is dishing 2.8 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have five players averaging at least 9.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 38.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Minny is allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in six of its last seven games.

Minnesota vs. Ohio State - 3/12/15 Big Ten Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Ohio State Buckeyes look for a win after winning five of their last eight. On the season, OSU is averaging 76 points on 48.9 percent shooting and is allowing 61.6 points on 40.1 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19.2 points and 5.2 assists while Sam Thompson is averaging 10.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jae'Sean Tate is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Marc Loving is shooting 45.7 percent. The Ohio State Buckeyes have four players averaging at least 8.9 points, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 37.6 percent from deep. Defensively, OSU is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in eight of its last 10 games.

The Golden Gophers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Buckeyes are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games. The Golden Gophers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. 

I really question which Minnesota team is going to show up.. Will it be the Minneosta team that took OSU to overtime and just beatdown Rutgers? Or will it be the Golden Gophers who lost five of six coming into this tournament? Assuming its the good Minnesota team, I see a possible upset here. 

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