Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Prediction


The Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-2) welcome the Arkansas State Red Wolves (3-5) to Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers will attempt to prolong their five-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Arkansas State Red Wolves at Minnesota Golden Gophers ATS Odds

In their last game, the Golden Gophers easily got past the Omaha Mavericks, 104-76, while the Red Wolves were blown out by the Abilene Christian Wildcats, 94-73.

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 was 17.1 and 0.500, respectively, for those same stats. Arkansas State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (18.7 vs. 20.8). Minnesota received a boost from Jordan Murphy, who recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Ty Cockfield II played a pivotal role for Arkansas State with 24 points and six assists.

Look for Minnesota to own the offensive glass in this meeting. Since last season, the Golden Gophers rank 19th in offensive rebounding percentage (31.2 percent), while Arkansas State ranks 280th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.4 percent).

Arkansas State Red Wolves at Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Minnesota, ATS Winner – Arkansas State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Minnesota ranks 40th in assists allowed per game (14.7) while Arkansas State ranks 222nd (14.4).
  • The Red Wolves rank 177th in three pointers attempted per game (21.7) while the Golden Gophers rank 287th (19.2).
  • Arkansas State ranks 162nd in blocks per game (3.2) while Minnesota ranks 220th in blocks allowed per game (4.7).
  • The Red Wolves rank 97th in steals per game (6.7) while the Golden Gophers rank 269th (5.3).
  • Minnesota ranks 67th in rebounds per game (38.1) while Arkansas State ranks 227th (34.2).