Rutgers (6-1) vs. #12 Minnesota (7-1)

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Spread: Rutgers +12.5, Minnesota -12.5

Over/Under: 140.5

FREE NCAA BASKETBALL GAME PICK: RUTGERS VS. MINNESOTA

Rutgers is 6-1 on the short season and 4-1 in their last five games. In their last game, they lost to Florida State 78-73. Corey Sanders is leading the Scarlet Knights in points with 13 per game. Deshawn Freeman is a close second with 11.6 points per game. Freeman is leading Rutgers in rebounds with 8.9 per game. Rutgers comes into this game averaging 73.7 points per game and are only giving up 51.6 to their opponents. It should be fun to watch the Rutgers defense against this Minnesota offense.

Minnesota is the 12th ranked team in the country. They have a record of 7-1 on the season and 4-1 in their last five. In their last game, they lost to Miami 86-81. Jorden Murphy has been the guy for Minnesota. He leads the Golden Gophers in points 21.4 per game and rebounds 12.5 per game. Minnesota also has three other guys averaging double figures. This Minnesota offense has played well so far this season, averaging 89.5 points per game.

Cover The Spread 365 Trends

Rutgers

Rutgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Rutgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rutgers’s last 9 games on the road

Minnesota

Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games

Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Rutgers

FREE NCAA BASKETBALL GAME PREDICTION: MINNESOTA VS. RUTGERS

I think Minnesota wins this game. They are the better team and they are ranked 12th in the country. Now I am not a big fan of always picking the ranked team in these types of match-ups, however in this case Minnesota is clearly the better team. Take Minnesota to cover the spread and you should be happy with the result.

Pick: Minnesota