Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Golden Lions versus the Golden Gophers? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BTN. The game will be played at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN. The over/under for this game is set at 150.5 points, and the Golden Gophers are the home favorites against the Golden Lions in a non-conference matchup.
UAPB GOLDEN LIONS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UAPB Golden Lions +17
This game will be played at Williams Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE UAPB GOLDEN LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
- Even though we have Minnesota winning straight-up, we like UAPB at +17.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Is a Win at Minneapolis Possible for the Golden Lions?
As they prepare for their fourth game of the season, UAPB currently holds a 1-2 record. In their previous three games as the underdog, they have a straight-up record of 0-3. As of today’s game, UAPB has a 0-3 record against the spread this season. Looking back over their past ten games, including the previous season, UAPB is 2-6 vs. the spread.
So far, UAPB’s games have averaged 176.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 155.8 points. In the Golden Lions’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 94 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-0.
Against Incarnate Word, the UAPB had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 94.6 points per game. They scored 81 points and posted a field goal percentage of 46.4% in the game. Kylen Milton led the scoring for the Golden Lions, contributing 17 points. Additionally, Jyre McCloud chipped in with 13 points.
Coming into the game, UAPB will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 85.0 points per game (191st). UAPB’s three-point defense is currently 38th in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.3% of their shots vs. UAPB.
Does Minnesota Have What it Takes at Home?
Minnesota comes into their 5th game of the season with a record of 3-1, all of which have been played at their home arena. Minnesota has a 3-1 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. When factoring in last season, they are 7-2-1 ATS in their last ten games.
After four games, Minnesota has an over/under record of 1-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 144 points per game so far. The Golden Gophers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 76 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Compared to their season average of 79.2 points per game, Minnesota struggled in their previous game. Against USC Upstate, the Golden Gophers scored 67 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39.7%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Dawson Garcia who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.8. Isaiah Ihnen also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.2.
So far this season, the Minnesota defense has been performing well, ranking 51st in the country at 64.8 points allowed per contest. The Minnesota defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 53 points and allowed USC Upstate to connect on 5 threes.