• November 30, 2021

Minnesota At Pittsburgh Faculty Basketball Odds And Pick

Minnesota Golden Gophers ahead Jamison Fight (Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire)

The undefeated Minnesota Golden Gophers pay a visit to the Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET), and with equally squads amid the base third of the nation’s 358 Division-I school basketball applications in tempo, appears to be like at the rim will be minimal.

ESPNU will televise, but it will be tough to view. These two are a put together 8-3 to the ‘under’ this season, and these components could create a winner that scores a mere 60 factors.

Minnesota Gophers (5-, 4-1 ATS)

3 foes have tallied 56 or much less details versus the Gophers, who own a prime-20 defensive discipline-purpose percentage of 41.9.

Pitt, meanwhile, shoots a bad 47.7%. All those combinations will also lead to lower production.

Moreover, this is the Gophers’ initial accurate highway game of the time. The past two seasons, they are 2-20 on the highway in the other guys’ typical barns.

Jamison Struggle (George Washington transfer) averages 17.8 ppg and 6.2 rpb. Sean Sutherlin (New Hampshire) is setting up to simply click, averaging 14.3 ppg in his previous a few just after tallying just 8 overall points his initially two game titles.

Senior heart Eric Curry, the program’s lone wholesome returnee from very last period, has scored 35 factors and grabbed 34 boards in Minnesota’s 5 games.

Place guard Payton Willis may be today’s poster boy for university sports. He performed at Vandy for two seasons, landed at Minnesota, went to Charleston for a year, and returns to the Gophers to cap his career. He averages 16.6 points and is the catalyst.

This is Ben Johnson’s very first head-coaching gig. Minneapolis is his hometown, he captained the staff as a participant, and he was an assistant for 5 seasons.

This 1st road match will be a exam, as will the next 1 — Sunday at Mississippi Condition.

Pitt Panthers (2-4, 2-4 ATS)

The Panthers have scored 63, 59, 59, 63, and 52 points in 5 of their six games. 4 of individuals were at dwelling.

They are ordinary shooters inside the arc, very poor (27.9%) outside of it, and incredibly weak at the absolutely free-toss line, at 60.4%. Only 17 groups in the country are even worse at capturing freebies.

At 68.1%, the Gophers resemble marksmen at the line as opposed to Pitt. Nonetheless, something down below 70% is very poor, so the bushel of free of charge-throw clanks off the rim will echo during Petersen and contribute to the ‘under’.

John Hugley, a 6-foot-9, 280-pound sophomore, is the most-dependable Panther but is wildly inconsistent. He scored 27 points in the very first match, 21 in his last just one, but in amongst he experienced outings of just one and seven factors.

This match figures to be as erratic as Hugley’s time. A staple of Pitt tilts, so significantly, is a rash of turnovers, on both of those sides of the ball.

It, far too, has a rough following recreation — Friday at Virginia. If the Gophers and Panthers have their subsequent opponents on their minds in this video game, however, the victor may well not score 50.

Minnesota Gophers at Pittsburgh Panthers Decide

We use Ken Pomeroy’s peerless metrics, employed by many oddsmakers to established traces, to establish our spreads and totals. Primarily based on this believed overall, we’re on the ‘under’. If the actual line posted by sportsbooks is lessen than 130, ‘under’ may possibly no for a longer period be a participate in.

Our Pick: Underneath 130 (-110)