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Purdue vs. Minnesota - 2/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota at Purdue
Date & Time Sunday February 3, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mackey Arena
West Lafayette, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Purdue -12.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5
TV Channel
BTN
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NCAA BB | Minnesota at Purdue
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Purdue Boilermakers meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Mackey Arena.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 74.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Amir Coffey is averaging 15.9 points and 3.1 assists while Jordan Murphy is averaging 15.1 points and 11.9 rebounds. Gabe Kalscheur is the third double-digit scorer and Dupree McBrayer is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost four of their last five road games.

The Purdue Boilermakers look for another victory to build on their six-game winning streak. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 79 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 24.9 points and 3.4 assists while Ryan Cline is averaging 13 points and 2.5 rebounds. Matt Haarms is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Nojel Eastern is dishing 2.1 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won all 10 home games this season.

The Golden Gophers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 23-48-1 ATS in their last 72 road games. The Boilermakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Purdue and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Boilermakers last 5 Sunday games. The over is 5-2 in Golden Gophers last 7 overall.

The Purdue Boilermakers are starting to put things together at the right time, as they've won six straight games and are winning by an average of 16.2 points in their last five games. Purdue is also winning by an average of 19.7 points at home this season and is 7-3 ATS at home. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are quietly playing some good basketball, but they're also shooting just 38.9 percent from the field and losing by an average of 10.8 points on the road. The last two meetings between Purdue and Minnesota have been won by the Boilermakers by an average of 29 points. Minnesota is capable of putting up a fight in a game like this, but Purdue is playing too well at the moment to bet against. So, give me the chalk.

Pick:
Purdue -12.5

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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