The UAPB Golden Lions (1-2) travel to face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-1) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at Williams Arena in Minneapolis and televised on BTN. Minnesota is coming off a win in their previous game, while UAPB is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Incarnate Word. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
UAPB Golden Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
The UAPB Golden Lions Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Golden Lions, who are 1-2 on the season, suffered a 100-81 loss in their most recent game against Incarnate Word. In their last three road games, including those from last year, UAPB has gone 1-2. As UAPB enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 0-3. Looking back to last season, the team has gone 0-2 against the spread in their last three games, with an average scoring margin of +9.
UAPB comes in with an over/under record of 3-0-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 176.3 points per game so far. When analyzing the Golden Lions’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 94 points per game and an over/under record of 3-0.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers Are Coming Off A Win
After playing four games, Minnesota has a record of 3-1. In their last five home games, including those from last year, Minnesota has a home record of 1-4. Minnesota has a 3-1 ATS record heading into today’s game. In their last ten games, including last season, Minnesota is 7-2-1 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Minnesota have had an average of 144 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 144.1 points. Their over/under record is 1-3-0. When looking at the Golden Gophers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 79 points per game.
UAPB Offense Breakdown
UAPB’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 81 points against Incarnate Word. They had an overall field goal percentage of 46.4% and made 21/29 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Kylen Milton with 17 points. Jyre McCloud also added 13 points for the Golden Lions.
|Kylen Milton (G)
|Rashad Williams (G)
|Joe French (G)
Minnesota Offense Breakdown
The Minnesota offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against USC Upstate. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.7% and connected on 5 threes. 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.
|Dawson Garcia (F)
|Isaiah Ihnen (F)
|Joshua Ola-Joseph (F)
UAPB Team Defense
Looking at the UAPB defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 85.0 points per game (191st). The UAPB defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 100 points and allowed Incarnate Word to connect on 8 threes.
Minnesota Team Defense
So far this season, the Minnesota defense has been performing well, ranking 51st in the country at 64.8 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Minnesota’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.6% this season.
Golden Lions vs Golden Gophers Trends
- Although UAPB has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 72 points per game in these games.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 64 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Golden Lions have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
- Through their last five games as the favorite, the Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 5-0.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Golden Gophers vs. Golden Lions matchup, our bet is to grab the Golden Lions at +17. Even though our projections have the Golden Gophers winning 77-66, we see the Golden Lions as the play on the point-spread.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 150.5 and our model has the Golden Lions and Golden Gophers finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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