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Rutgers men’s basketball vs Minnesota: Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet

On Sunday afternoon, Rutgers men’s basketball will put their undefeated February record on the line against the Golden Gophers. After an up-and-down start to the season, Rutgers has looked like a different team over the last few weeks. As a result, they have started to climb up the Big Ten Standings.

Entering this matchup, Minnesota will be looking to end their two-game losing streak. After a strong start to the month, they allowed 174 points to Iowa and Purdue.

 

As the Golden Gophers look to secure their 16th win of the season, they will be tasked with stopping Jeremiah Williams. In four games, he has averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game. With the Chicago native in the lineup, Rutgers is undefeated.

In this Big Ten matchup, there should be plenty of fireworks between two teams, with much to prove.

Scroll down and check out everything you need to know including television times and betting lines for Sunday’s Big Ten game featuring Rutgers at Minnesota!

Betting Lines

The lines, courtesy of Bet MGM

  • Moneyline (ML): Rutgers + 155, Minnesota -190

  • Point Spread: Rutgers + 4.5 -110, Minnesota -4.5 -110

  • Total Points: Rutgers O 132.5 -110, Minnesota U 132.5 -110

Injury Report

Rutgers: Noah Fernandes, questionable, (knee), Mawot Mag, questionable (undisclosed)

 

Minnesota: Erick reader, out indefinitely, ( undisclosed).

Players to watch

Aundre Hyatt: After a slow start to the month, Rutgers second-leading scorer has looked better of late. In his last two games, Hyatt has scored 21 points and added nine rebounds to his resume. For Rutgers to continue their recent success, they will need a big game from Hyatt.

 

Dawson Garcia: So far this season, Garcia has set the tone offensively for the Golden Gophers. Through 21 games, Garcia has averaged 17.6 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. In Minnesota’s loss to Purdue on Thursday, he scored 24 points.

Past History

Entering this matchup, Minnesota leads the all-time series 10-7. That includes a 7-1 record at home. The last time these two programs played each other, Minnesota recorded a 75-74 win in a game that featured numerous lead changes and exciting moments.

Prediction

Take Rutgers in this one. The Scarlet Knights have been unbeatable in conference play this month and played well in close games. They have also done a great job of taking care of the ball. Entering this matchup, Minnesota has struggled of late, losing their last two games.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire