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Minnesota vs Rutgers Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/2/23

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-11) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-20)
March 2, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers +8.5 / Rutgers Scarlet Knights -8.5; Over/Under: +126.5
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Minnesota Golden Gophers meet in college basketball action from the Williams Arena on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Rutgers is listed as an 8.5-point road favorite with a total set at 126.5 points.


Mawot Mag is out for the season for Rutgers with a knee injury while Minnesota has Braeden Carrington listed as probable for this game with a leg injury and Taurus Samuels is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury.

Matchup History

Rutgers’ 90-55 win back on February 1st, 2023, made it 5 wins in the last 6 head-to-head meetings between these two teams.


Rutgers is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a losing home record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall.


I’m backing the under here. I just don’t trust Minnesota to be able to do anything against this Rutgers defense, even on senior day, and I also can tell from experience that watching Rutgers try to execute offensively on the road can be one of the more frustrating things to watch, especially if you’ve backed them. That’s why I’m rooting for defense here and siding with the under in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 126.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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