Butler vs. Minnesota: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 19, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The players to watch will include Jahmyl Telfort and Dawson Garcia when the Butler Bulldogs (18-14) play the Minnesota Golden Gophers (18-14) at Hinkle Fieldhouse, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday. Butler is a 5-point favorite against Minnesota when the Bulldogs take the court against the Golden Gophers on Tuesday. The matchup’s point total is 150.

Butler vs. Minnesota Betting Lines

Butler vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Butler -5 150 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Minnesota (+5)
Total Pick Under (150)

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Butler vs. Minnesota Stat Rankings

Butler Avg. (Rank) Minnesota Avg. (Rank)
77.3 (79th) Points Scored 75.4 (121st)
73.7 (238th) Points Allowed 71.8 (173rd)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
7.8 (276th) Off. Rebounds 8.6 (210th)
8.4 (81st) 3pt Made 8.0 (120th)
15.0 (68th) Assists 17.3 (15th)
10.5 (104th) Turnovers 11.3 (192nd)

Butler vs. Minnesota Betting Trends

  • The Bulldogs have 14 wins in 31 games against the spread this season.
  • Against the spread as 5-point favorites or more, Butler is 4-5.
  • There have been 13 Bulldogs games (out of 31) that went over the total this season.
  • Butler’s games have had more than 150 points scored on 13 occasions this year.
  • The total for this game is 150, 1.0 points fewer than the average total in Bulldogs games thus far this season.
  • Minnesota’s record against the spread is 24-8-0.
  • The Golden Gophers have an ATS record of 6-3 as 5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Butler has seen 13 of its 31 games hit the over.
  • Golden Gophers games have had over 150 points 13 times this season.
  • Minnesota’s games average 147.2 total points, 2.8 fewer than the total for this matchup.

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Butler Impact Players

  • Telfort is posting 13.6 points, 3.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game.
  • Posh Alexander puts up a team-best 4.9 assists per game. He is also averaging 11.2 points and 4.5 rebounds, shooting 42.9% from the field.
  • DJ Davis averages 13.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Pierre Brooks posts a team-leading 15.0 points per game. He is also putting up 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists, shooting 46.4% from the floor and 41.1% from downtown with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Jalen Thomas leads the Bulldogs at 6.2 rebounds per contest, while also averaging 0.7 assists and 7.8 points.

Minnesota Impact Players

  • Garcia is posting team highs in points (17.7 per game) and rebounds (6.6). And he is contributing 1.8 assists, making 48.1% of his shots from the field and 32.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.0 trey per contest.
  • Elijah Hawkins leads the Golden Gophers in assists (7.5 per game), and posts 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. He also posts 1.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Pharrel Payne is averaging 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, making 61.0% of his shots from the field.
  • Cam Christie gets the Golden Gophers 11.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Mike Mitchell Jr. gives the Golden Gophers 10.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

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