Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Northwestern Wildcats: 2/25/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 25, 2021

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-10) will look to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Northwestern Wildcats (6-14) at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 25, 2021 as 4.5-point favorites. The Wildcats have lost 13 games in a row. The over/under in the matchup is 141.5.

Betting Information

Minnesota vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Minnesota -4.5 -113 -110 141.5 -109 -113 -206 166

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Minnesota vs Northwestern
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Minnesota (-4.5) Over (141.5) Minnesota 77 Northwestern 69

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Total Facts

  • The Golden Gophers and their opponents have combined to put up more than 141.5 points in 56.5% of their outings this season (13 of 23 opportunities).
  • Northwestern has combined with its opponents to score more than 141.5 points in 10 of 20 opportunities (50%) this year.
  • The Golden Gophers and the Wildcats combine to average 4.5 more points per game than the over/under of 141.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.0 more points per game (145.5) than this matchup’s over/under of 141.5 points.
  • The Golden Gophers average point total in matchups this season is 147.9, 6.4 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Wildcats games this season have averaged a total of 143.6 points, 2.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Golden Gophers put up just 2.4 more points per game (74.3) than the Wildcats give up (71.9).
  • Minnesota has an 11-2 record overall and a 9-0-1 record against the spread when putting up more than 71.9 points.
  • Northwestern is 2-5-1 against the spread and 0-8 overall when giving up more than 74.3 points.
  • The Wildcats put up an average of 71.7 points per game, only 1.9 fewer points than the 73.6 the Golden Gophers allow.
  • Northwestern is 5-2 overall and 4-0-1 against the spread in games it scores more than 73.6 points.
  • Minnesota’s record is 4-8 overall and 3-8-1 against the spread when it gives up more than 71.7 points to its opponents.
  • The Golden Gophers have out-scored their opponents by only 17 points this season (0.7 points per game on average), and opponents of the Wildcats have out-scored them by just four more points on the year (0.2 per game).

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Minnesota Betting Information

  • The Golden Gophers have struggled to an extent against the spread this year, putting up a 9-11-2 record.
  • The Golden Gophers have covered half the time, going 3-3-1 against the spread when favored by at least 4.5 points.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the total 11 times in 22 contests this season.

Northwestern Betting Information

  • The Wildcats have a 7-10-1 record against the spread, covering in just 38.9% of their matchups.
  • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Wildcats have fared well, going 1-0 against the spread.
  • Northwestern has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 44.4% of matchups this season (8 out of 18 opportunities).

Head to Head

Minnesota vs Northwestern (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/11/2020 Minnesota -8 135 -388 +295 Conference Tournament 74-57 MINN
2/23/2020 Minnesota -4 132.5 -193 +157 Regular Season 83-57 MINN
1/5/2020 Minnesota -12.5 135.5 -966 +589 Regular Season 77-68 MINN
2/28/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-50 MINN

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Minnesota Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Golden Gophers is Marcus Carr, who scores 19.0 points and distributes 5.0 assists per game.
  • Minnesota’s best rebounder is Liam Robbins, who averages 6.6 boards per game in addition to his 11.7 PPG average.
  • Carr makes more threes per game than any other member of the Golden Gophers, knocking down shots from downtown at a rate of 2.0 per game.
  • Carr and Robbins lead Minnesota on the defensive end, with Carr leading the team in steals averaging 1.2 per game and Robbins in blocks averaging 2.7 per contest.

Northwestern Leaders

  • Chase Audige sits at the top of the Wildcats scoring leaderboard with 12.9 points per game. He also collects 3.5 rebounds and dishes out 2.0 assists per game.
  • Northwestern’s leader in rebounds is Pete Nance with 6.6 per game, and its leader in assists is Boo Buie with 4.3 per game.
  • Audige hits 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Wildcats.
  • Northwestern’s leader in steals is Audige with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Nance with 0.8 per game.
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