Sports Betting Lines & Expert Picks for Miami vs. Minnesota
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Wednesday evening offers a perfect opportunity to place some basketball bets on the 2017 college basketball wagering season. There are plenty of interesting pairings to try your luck on but the most high-profile matchup has to be this evening’s pairing between the Miami Hurricanes and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Let’s take a look at what kind of action the night’s parlay betting tips are predicting.
Miami Hurricanes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers – Wed., Nov. 29th
When: 9:15 pm ET
Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
Sports Betting Lines:
Miami Hurricanes +5 (-110) 144 (-110) +178
Minnesota Golden Gophers -5 (-110) 144 (-110) -215
The Miami Hurricanes spiral into this Wednesday night pairing with an unblemished 5-0 record that has convinced the AP that Miami is the 10th best basketball program in the nation. The Hurricanes have been relatively unchallenged this season as they haven’t faced any nationally ranked opponents, so far, and have beaten each of their opponents by 11 or more points. With that in mind, it’s no understatement to say that the Hurricanes will face the biggest challenge of this year’s season this evening. Surprisingly enough, despite the fact that Miami is sitting on a higher-ranking the sports betting lines are still siding against the Hurricanes this evening.
To help shock the odds this evening, the Hurricanes will be hoping for a strong performance from Dewan Huell who is the player currently leading the program in points. Huell is currently averaging 13.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game. Huell gets plenty of help from Ja’Quan Newton who is second in points for the Hurricanes. Newton is putting up 11.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in each outing.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Minnesota Golden Gophers crawl into Wednesday’s late-night matchup flashing an undefeated 7-0 record. Unlike Miami, Minnesota has faced some tough teams this season. In their most recent game the Golden Gophers took to the court to face No. 25 Alabama in an 89-84 winning effort that further solidified Minnesota as one of the best basketball programs in the country. Nonetheless, the Gophers have yet another opportunity to prove themselves this evening when they host the Hurricanes. If the Golden Gophers can pick up back-to-back wins against a nationally ranked opponent, they might just become contenders, if not favorites, in this year’s March Madness betting tournament.
To help prove the sports betting lines right this evening, Minnesota will be turning to Jordan Murphy who is currently the man leading the program in points. Murphy is currently averaging 22.0 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per matchup. Second in points for the Golden Gophers is Nate Mason who is putting up 13.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per contest. Bettors can also expect Amir Coffey to come into the mix this evening as he is Minnesota’s 3rd leading contributor. Coffey comes into this evening’s contest with an average of 12.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists to his name.