Betting on today’s Privateers and Golden Gophers game? Catch the action at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN, as the Golden Gophers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on BTN. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 148.5 points, with the Golden Gophers being the favored team playing at home against the Privateers.

NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Privateers +12.5

This game will be played at Williams Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, November 30th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
  • Even though we have Minnesota winning straight-up, we like New Orleans at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are New Orleans Ready for a Road Win?

New Orleans, who enters today’s game with a 3-3 overall record, has gone 1-4 in their previous five road games, which includes last season. Heading into their game against Minnesota, New Orleans holds an ATS record of 2-1. Looking back at their previous five games, the team is 3-1 vs. the spread.

New Orleans’ games have, on average, featured 153.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 150.5 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Privateers’ games have averaged 154 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-3.

In their latest game, New Orleans’ offense looked good, scoring 79 points against Central Arkansas. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.8% and made 15/24 free throws. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jordan Johnson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 23.3. Khaleb Wilson-Rouse also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.3.

On the defensive side, New Orleans is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 75.5 points per game. Against Central Arkansas in their most recent game, the New Orleans defense gave up a total of 74 points while allowing Central Arkansas to hit 41% of their shots.

Can Minnesota Lock in a Home Win?

Minnesota comes into this game with a 4-2 overall record, having played six games. In away games, the Golden Gophers are 0-1 this season, while they have a 4-1 record at home. Minnesota enters the game with an ATS record above .500 at 3-2-1. In home games this season, Minnesota has a 3-1-1 record vs. the spread, and in their last ten home games, they are 4-6 ATS.

Looking at their over/under performance through six games, Minnesota has an over/under record of 2-4-0, with their games averaging 143.8 points per game on average. The Golden Gophers have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 136 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Minnesota offense put up just 58 points vs. the San Francisco Dons. Overall, they are now averaging 76.8 points per game which is 157th in the country. One area that the Minnesota offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 71st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

So far this season, the Minnesota defense has been performing well, ranking 75th in the country at 67.0 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. San Francisco, the Dons finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 76 points vs. Minnesota.