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Minnesota vs. Purdue - 3/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Purdue at Minnesota
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Williams Arena
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota +5 -- Over/Under: 139.5
TV Channel
BTN
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NCAA BB | Purdue at Minnesota
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena.

The Purdue Boilermakers look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 76.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 23.5 points and three assists while Ryan Cline is averaging 11.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. Matt Haarms is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Nojel Eastern is dishing 2.4 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won five of their last six road games.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers need a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 71.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Amir Coffey is averaging 15.2 points and 3.1 assists while Jordan Murphy is averaging 14.6 points and 11.7 rebounds. Daniel Oturu is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Kalscheur is grabbing two rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won five of their last seven home games.

The Boilermakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Big Ten and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following a straight up win, 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS win and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games. The Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Golden Gophers last 8 overall. The under is 8-1 in Boilermakers last 9 Tuesday games.

Purdue has won the last three meetings against Minnesota, all by double digits, but there's a history of these teams playing games down to the wire. And while the Purdue Boilermakers are playing better basketball overall and have heated up during this five-game winning streak, they are shooting just 38.9 percent from the field on the road this season. I'm also still a believer of The Barn being one of the toughest places to play, and this is the last home game for five seniors. Jordan Murphy is going to do whatever he can to end his career on a high note. I'll take a stab with the points.

Pick:
Minnesota +5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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