9:00 p.m. ET – Minnesota at Rutgers (-5½) O/U:140½
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Minnesota||+5½ (-110)||+195||O 140½ (-105)|
|Rutgers||-5½ (-110)||-225||U 140½ (-115)|
The 11-6 Golden Gophers travel to the RAC to take on 10-6 Rutgers in a Thursday night Big Ten showdown. Minnesota has lost two in a row, each by more than 14 points, most recently an 81-62 loss at Purdue.
Rutgers has won three in a row, beating Northwestern 64-56 on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights have climbed up to seventh in the Big Ten standings and have a chance to solidify their NCAA tournament bid with a home win over Minnesota. The Scarlet Knights are led by guard Ron Harper Jr. with 17.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Marcus Carr leads the Gophers with 20 points per game, ranking fourth in the Big Ten.Carr was held to six points in Minnesota’s last game, making that the first game all season when he’s failed to score in double figures. These two teams are heading in different directions and despite no fans in attendance this season and Minnesota has struggled away from home.