Planning on watching today’s Spartans and Golden Gophers game? Catch the action at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN, as the Golden Gophers hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on PEAC. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 144.5 points, and the Golden Gophers are favored to win at home against the Spartans.
USC UPSTATE SPARTANS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: USC Upstate Spartans +11.5
This game will be played at Williams Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE USC UPSTATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-69 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
- Even though we have Minnesota winning straight-up, we like USC Upstate at +11.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Can USC Upstate Secure a Road Victory?
USC Upstate comes into this game with a 1-2 record after playing three games. So far, the Spartans have been the favored team in all of their games. As of today’s game, USC Upstate has a current against the spread (ATS) record of 1-2 for this season. Taking into account their previous ten games, which includes games from last season, USC Upstate has a solid ATS record of 6-2-1.
USC Upstate’s games have, on average, featured 146.7 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142 points so far. When analyzing the Spartans’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 74 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
USC Upstate finished with 83 points in their game against East Carolina. This total surpasses their season-average of 77.2 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Trae Broadnax, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14, while Justin Bailey also carries a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.
At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 90th in the country, permitting 71.2 points per game. Against East Carolina in their most recent game, the USC Upstate defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing East Carolina to hit 47% of their shots.
Do the Golden Gophers Have a Shot at a Home Win?
Minnesota comes into their fourth game of the season with a 2-1 overall record. Looking at their previous five home games, Minnesota has a 1-4 record. In terms of Minnesota’s performance against the spread, they currently stand at 2-1 going into today’s game. Looking back to last season, Minnesota has a solid track record of 6-3-1 ATS in their previous ten games.
Through three games, Minnesota has an over/under record of 1-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 152 points per game so far. The Golden Gophers’ last five games have culminated with an average of 78 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The Minnesota offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. Missouri. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.4% while connecting on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Golden Gophers was Dawson Garcia with 16 points, while Isaiah Ihnen also chipped in with 10 points.
At this time, the Golden Gophers’ defense is positioned 72nd in the country, permitting 68.7 points per game. Minnesota will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Missouri to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.