Minnesota vs Rutgers Pick: Thursday, February 4th

Minnesota vs Rutgers Pick: Thursday, February 4th: Minnesota is coming off an 81-62 loss at Purdue on Saturday for their 2nd straight loss and 4th loss in 5 games. They are now 0-5 on the road this season. Purdue outscored Minnesota 51-27 in the 2nd half, while the Gophers were outrebounded 44-27 and shot just 38.6% from the field and 35.7% from behind the arc. Leading scorer Marcus Carr scored just 6 points on a 2/13 shooting performance. He’s averaging 20 points per game, with 4.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists on the season. However, on the road, Carr averaging just 11.8 points per game. This Gophers team struggles to shoot the ball, hitting just 40.7% from the field, 29.9% from three, but are good from the line, hitting 75.2%.

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Meanwhile, Rutgers has won 3 straight following a six-game skid. They are coming off a 64-56 win at Northwestern Sunday. They have held their last two opponents Michigan St and Northwestern, to a combined 46.5 points. Leading scorer Ron Harper Jr. scored all 13 of his points in the second half and is averaging 17.3 points per game with 6.2 boards. Jacob Young led the team with 19 points and is averaging 14.6 per game. The only other Scarlet Knight averaging double digits are Montez Mathis at 10.8. Rutgers scores 72.4 points per game and hit 46.2% from the field, 33.9% from three, and struggle from the line hitting just 59.1%.

Minnesota vs Rutgers Odds

College Basketball Odds Spread
Minnesota +5.5 (-110)
Rutgers -5.5 (-110)
Total 140
Where/When Rutgers Athletic Center, 9:00 PM ET

Minnesota comes into Thursday night’s game riding a 7-1 streak to the ‘Under’ but has failed to cover the spread in each of their last six road games. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Knights are coming off a solid ATS win and have managed to string together back to back ATS covers in 20 of their 29 attempts. Similar to Minnesota, Rutgers has gone ‘Under’ the betting total in 4 of their last five games overall.

Minnesota vs Rutgers ATS Stats

College Basketball Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Minnesota 7-9-1 +0.5
Rutgers 8-7-1 +0.3