Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers 2/4/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 4, 2021

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-6) will attempt to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-6) on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Rutgers Athletic Center as 5-point favorites. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on FS1. The point total for the matchup is set at 139.

Betting Information

Rutgers vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Rutgers -5 -112 -109 139 -108 -113 -225 180

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Rutgers vs Minnesota
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Minnesota (+5) Over (139) Rutgers 74 Minnesota 71

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Total Facts

  • The Scarlet Knights and their opponents have totaled at least 139 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 16 opportunities (62.5%) this year.
  • In 11 of 17 games (64.7%) this season, Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score more than 139 points.
  • The Scarlet Knights and the Golden Gophers combine to average 9.5 more points per game than the over/under of 139 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 141 points per game, two more than the over/under for this game.
  • The Scarlet Knights average point total in matchups this season is 140.5, 1.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Golden Gophers games this season have averaged an over/under of 148.9 points, 9.9 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Scarlet Knights average just 0.5 fewer points per game (72.4) than the Golden Gophers allow (72.9).
  • When Rutgers totals more than 72.9 points, it is 7-1 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • Minnesota is 2-5-1 against the spread and 4-4 overall when allowing more than 72.4 points.
  • The Golden Gophers’ 76.1 points per game are eight more points than the 68.1 the Scarlet Knights give up.
  • Minnesota has gone 10-1 overall and 7-0-1 against the spread in games it scores more than 68.1 points.
  • Rutgers is 2-2 against the spread and 1-3 overall when it gives up more than 76.1 points.
  • The Scarlet Knights have put up a total of 70 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 4.3 per game), and the Golden Gophers have out-scored opponents by 54 points on the season (3.2 more per game).

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Rutgers Betting Information

  • The Scarlet Knights are 8-8 against the spread this season.
  • The Scarlet Knights have struggled to cover, going just 0-3 ATS when favored by at least 5 points.
  • Rutgers and its adversaries have combined to cover the point total in 8 of 16 games this year (50%).

Minnesota Betting Information

  • Minnesota has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 7-8-1 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 5-point underdogs, the Golden Gophers have a record ATS of 2-3-1.
  • Minnesota has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 50% of matchups this season (8 out of 16 opportunities).

Head to Head

Rutgers vs Minnesota (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/19/2020 Rutgers -6 128 -275 +217 Regular Season 64-56 RUTGERS
2/24/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-64 RUTGERS
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-70 MINN

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Rutgers Leaders

  • The Scarlet Knights scoring leader is Ron Harper Jr., who averages 17.3 per contest to go with 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • Myles Johnson is Rutgers’ leading rebounder, pulling down 8.8 per game, while Jacob Young is its best passer, averaging 3.8 assists in each contest.
  • Harper makes more threes per game than any other member of the Scarlet Knights, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.
  • Young and Johnson lead the Scarlet Knights on the defensive end, with Young leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and Johnson in blocks averaging 2.3 per contest.

Minnesota Leaders

  • Marcus Carr’s points (20.0 per game) and assists (5.2 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Golden Gophers’ leaderboards.
  • Liam Robbins is at the top of the Minnesota rebounding leaderboard with 6.9 rebounds per game. He also racks up 13.4 points and tacks on 0.9 assists per game.
  • Carr is dependable from distance and leads the Golden Gophers with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Minnesota’s leader in steals is Carr (1.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Robbins (2.8 per game).
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