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#525 Purdue
Boilermakers
#526 Minnesota
Golden Gophers

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

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Purdue Boilermakers

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Minnesota Golden Gophers

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No. 5 Purdue (16-2 SU, 11-6-0 ATS, 9-8-0 O/U) at Minnesota (13-5 SU, 8-9-0 ATS, 9-8-0 O/U)

When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 13, Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minn., 12 p.m. EST.

Line: Purdue -9.5

Total: 152.5

After a great escape from Crisler Arena, No. 5 and Big Ten co-leader Purdue looks to stay perfect in conference play Saturday when it faces Minnesota on the road.

Haas’ FT with :04 to play keeps Purdue perfect in Big Ten

The fifth-ranked Boilermakers (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten) got all they could handle at Michigan on Tuesday night before escaping with a 70-69 victory after Isaac Haas hit one of two free throws with four seconds to play.

It was the 12th straight victory for Purdue, which has not lost since a consolation-round 77-73 loss to Western Kentucky in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas on Nov. 23. The Boilermakers are seeking to match their best start in school history established in the 1987-88 season and go 6-0 in Big Ten play for the fourth time in the program’s history.

Carsen Edwards, who hit 4 of 6 3-point shots and finished with 19 points at Michigan, paces Purdue in scoring at 16.8 per game. Haas is shooting 62.9 percent while averaging 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds, while Vincent Edwards is contributing 13.8 points and a team-leading 8.4 rebounds per contest.

Dakota Mathias rounds out the double-digit scorers at 13.3 per game while connecting on 46.5 percent of his long-range shots. Purdue is eighth in the nation in 3-point shooting at 41.6 percent and 16th in overall shooting (50.1).

The Boilermakers are 13-0 when holding opponents under 70 points and have done so in their last nine games.

Gophers looking to avoid third straight loss

Minnesota (13-5, 2-3) is coming off its worst loss of the season as it was manhandled 83-60 at Northwestern on Wednesday night. The Golden Gophers have lost their two games since starting center Reggie Lynch was suspended by the school for an alleged sexual assault, a ban he is appealing.

Without Lynch, who averaged 10.1 points and 8.0 rebounds on 58.4 percent shooting, there is more pressure on leading scorer and rebounder Jordan Murphy in the frontcourt. Murphy, who is averaging 18.3 points and a Big Ten-leading 12.1 rebounds, had his streak of double-doubles end at 17 games Wednesday night when he was held to eight points and two rebounds in 17 minutes before fouling out.

Murphy’s 12.1 boards per game also rank second among Division I players.

Guards Nate Mason and Amir Coffey will also try to shoulder some of the scoring load as they enter this game averaging 15.6 and 14.1 points, respectively. The pair have teamed with Dupree McBrayer to hit 88 of Minnesota’s 125 3-pointers, with Mason clicking at a 42.6 percent rate.

Lynch’s absence will loom large against an imposing Purdue frontcourt that has a plus-5.1 rebound margin per game. The Gophers have a plus-4.4 mark themselves overall but they have been outrebounded 90-61 in their last two games.

Trends:

Purdue is:

  • 7-3-1 ATS in its last 11 games following an ATS loss.
  • 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games as a favorite between 7.0 and 12.5 points.
  • 6-2 ATS in its last eight games vs. Minnesota.

Minnesota is:

  • 2-7 ATS in its last nine games overall.
  • 2-5 ATS in its last seven games as an underdog between 7.0 and 12.5 points.
  • 1-5 ATS in its last six games as an underdog.

The Golden Gophers won the only game between the teams last season, a 91-82 overtime victory at Purdue as Mason totaled 31 points and 11 assists. Vincent Edwards had 14 points off the bench for the Boilermakers while Carsen Edwards was held to seven on 3-of-14 shooting.

Purdue, though, has won six of the last nine games between the teams.

Pick: Purdue -9.5

Chris Altruda

A 1994 graduate of Marquette University when they were known as the Warriors and Brooklyn native, Chris Altruda is a freelance sportswriter based in Chicago. He has worked at three major U.S. wire services and also has prior experience in sports handicapping and daily fantasy roster building. Now that the Cubs have won a World Series, he holds out hope the Jets will win a Super Bowl before he dies. Can be followed on Twitter at @AlTruda73.

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