North Carolina A&T Aggies at Minnesota Golden Gophers ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-2) welcome the North Carolina A&T Aggies (4-7) to Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers have won five games in a row, while the Aggies have lost their last five games. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

North Carolina A&T Aggies at Minnesota Golden Gophers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Golden Gophers dismantled the Omaha Mavericks, 104-76, while the Aggies fell to the UNCG Spartans, 74-66.

Minnesota played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.4 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.710. Omaha had marks of 17.1 and 0.500, respectively, for those same stats. North Carolina A&T, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.161 vs. 0.109). Jordan Murphy put together a solid outing for Minnesota with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, North Carolina A&T was lifted by Ibrahim Sylla, who recorded 12 points and six rebounds.

Murphy has been playing at a high level as of late for Minnesota, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Minnesota could dominate the offensive glass in this meeting. The Golden Gophers rank 14th in offensive rebounding percentage (37.6 percent), while North Carolina A&T ranks 337th in defensive rebounding percentage (63.7 percent).

North Carolina A&T Aggies vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Minnesota, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Minnesota ranks 34th in rebounds per game (39.9) while North Carolina A&T ranks 233rd (29.5).
  • The Golden Gophers rank 48th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Aggies rank 146th (2.4).
  • The Golden Gophers rank 37th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while the Aggies rank 164th (23.5).
  • Minnesota ranks 67th in assists per game (15.2) while North Carolina A&T ranks 193rd in assists allowed per game (15.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Aggies’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 17.4, up from 5.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Golden Gophers have scored an average of 79.8 points per game (4.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.2 points per game (1.7 below their season average).