Minnesota vs. Miami - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (5-0) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We’ve got a great college basketball matchup coming our way on Wednesday from Williams Arena as the Miami Hurricanes meet up with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Miami comes into this one at 5-0 so far. The Hurricanes have beaten Gardner-Webb, Navy, Florida A&M, La Salle and North Florida this year. In that UNF game, Bruce Brown and Anthony Lawrence each scored 14 for the Hurricanes.
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Leading the way for Miami this year in scoring is Dewan Huell, with 13.4 PPG and 7.2 RPG. Also in double-figures is Ja’Quan Newton (11.6 PPG), while Brown (9.8 PPG; 8.6 RPG), Dejan Vasiljevic (9.6 PPG) and Lawrence (9.0 PPG; 6.4 RPG) are close to that mark for the Hurricanes.
Over on the Gophers side, they’re currently 7-0 on the year. Minnesota has beaten Western Carolina, Alabama A&M, UMass and Alabama in their last four games. In that Tide game, Minnesota’s Nate Mason led the way on 20 points.
This year, Jordan Murphy leads the Gophers in points and rebounds with 22.0 PPG and 12.3 RPG, and Mason has 13.7 PPG with 4.3 RPG and 4.1 APG. Also in double-figures for Minnesota are Amir Coffey (11.3 PPG; 8.3 RPG) and Reggie Lynch (8.3 PPG).
The Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games. Miami is also 1-5 ATS in their last six versus the Big 10 and 1-8 ATS in their last nine non-conference games.
Meanwhile, the Golden Gophers are 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Minnesota is also 5-1 ATS in their last six versus the ACC and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Miami hasn’t really been tested too much this year, and this will be their biggest game until mid-January. Minnesota is in a similar situation, and they very well could continue to cruise until well into February. In any case, this should be a fun game, but I’m going with Minnesota to cover as they’ve shown just a little more of themselves this year. Give me the Gophers.