The Missouri Tigers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Missouri Tigers Betting Preview
The Missouri Tigers look to improve to a 3-1 record. The Missouri Tigers will play their first road game of the season here. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 74.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Sean East II is averaging 18.3 points and 1.7 rebounds, while Noah Carter is averaging 13.3 points and 1.3 assists. Nick Honor is the third double-digit scorer and Tamar Bates is dishing 1 assist. The Missouri Tigers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri Tigers are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Preview
The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for another win to remain undefeated. The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for their third 3-0 start in the last 4 seasons. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 91 points on 53.5 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Dawson Garcia is averaging 22.5 points and 10 rebounds, while Cam Christie is averaging 18 points and 3 rebounds. Isaiah Ihnen is the third double-digit scorer and Joshua Ola-Joseph is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.
The Missouri Tigers are the more talented team, and they have a defense that should travel. With that said, Minnesota is looking sharp at both ends of the floor despite Bethune-Cookman and UTSA not moving the needle. Williams Arena is a tough place to play, and you can bet the crowd will be out in full force here with a respectable opponent coming to town. Minnesota at home isn't an easy game. I'll take a stab with the Golden Gophers and the free bucket.