Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Purdue Boilermakers: 2/11/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 11, 2021

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-7) are at home in Big Ten play against the No. 24 Purdue Boilermakers (13-7) on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET. The Golden Gophers are 2.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under in the matchup is 138.5.

Betting Information

Minnesota vs Purdue Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Minnesota -2.5 -112 -109 138.5 -109 -113 -148 120

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Computer picks for Minnesota vs Purdue
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Minnesota (-2.5) Over (138.5) Minnesota 73 Purdue 70

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Total Facts

  • The Golden Gophers and their opponents have scored at least 138.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in 13 of 19 games (68.4%) this year.
  • Purdue and its opponents have combined to score more than 138.5 points in 11 of 20 outings (55%) this season.
  • The two teams average a combined 8.1 more points per game (146.6) than this game’s total of 138.5 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 138.9 points per game, 0.4 more than the point total for this matchup.
  • The average point total for Golden Gophers games this season is 9.9 more points than the total of 138.5 in this matchup.
  • Boilermakers games this year have averaged an over/under of 137.1 points, 1.4 less than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Golden Gophers average 9.5 more points per game (76) than the Boilermakers give up (66.5).
  • When Minnesota totals more than 66.5 points, it is 9-0-1 against the spread and 12-2 overall.
  • Purdue has compiled a 1-2 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall in games when it allows more than 76 points.
  • The Boilermakers’ 70.6 points per game are only 1.8 fewer points than the 72.4 the Golden Gophers give up.
  • Purdue is 6-0 against the spread and 9-1 overall when it scores more than 72.4 points.
  • Minnesota’s record is 4-6 overall and 3-6-1 against the spread when it gives up more than 70.6 points to its opponents.
  • The Golden Gophers have out-scored their opponents by a total of 68 points this season (3.6 points per game on average), and the Boilermakers have put up 81 more points than their opponents on the year (4.1 per game).

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Minnesota Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Golden Gophers have covered nine times in 18 contests.
  • The Golden Gophers have covered half the time, going 3-3-1 against the spread when favored by at least 2.5 points.
  • Golden Gophers games have played to the total or above 9 times in 18 games this season.

Purdue Betting Information

  • Purdue has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 10-8-1 ATS.
  • The Boilermakers have fared well as a 2.5-point underdog, going 6-4 against the spread when they are at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Purdue has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 57.9% of matchups this season (11 out of 19 contests).

Head to Head

Minnesota vs Purdue (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/30/2021 Purdue -3 141.5 -151 +124 Regular Season 81-62 PUR
1/2/2020 Purdue -7.5 133 -358 +274 Regular Season 83-78 PUR
3/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-69 MINN
2/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 73-63 PUR

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Minnesota Leaders

  • The Golden Gophers leader in points and assists is Marcus Carr, who scores 19.9 points per game along with 5.4 assists.
  • Minnesota’s best rebounder is Liam Robbins, who averages 7.2 boards per game in addition to his 13.2 PPG average.
  • Carr makes more threes per game than any other member of the Golden Gophers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.0 per contest.
  • The Minnesota steals leader is Carr, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Robbins, who compiles 2.7 rejections per contest.

Purdue Leaders

  • Trevion Williams puts up 15.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Purdue’s assist leader is Eric Hunter Jr. with 3.3 per game. He also averages 9.4 points per game and adds 2.6 rebounds per game.
  • Sasha Stefanovic contributes the bulk of the Boilermakers’ three-point shooting production. He hits 2.4 threes per game to lead the team.
  • Hunter (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Purdue while Zach Edey (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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