3* Oddsmakers Error on Minnesota -
Minnesota vs. UCLA,
03/22/2013 21:57 EDT,
Score: 83 - 63
Point Spread: -2½/-106 Minnesota
Minnesota played in the toughest conference in college basketball this season and that should have them prepared for a big game against UCLA. You should play on a team like Minnesota after going under the total by 48 or more points in their last seven games and they are playing in a non-conference game between two teams from major division 1 conferences. This angle is 37-13 (74%) over the last 5 seasons. This is a Minnesota team that started the season with a 13-1 non-conference record. In conference play they picked up wins over Michigan State, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, all teams that are substantially better than UCLA. Strength of schedule is heavily in favor of the Golden Gophers. UCLA’s Head Coach Ben Howland has a history of under performing in the post season. He owns a 25-40 ATS record when playing on a neutral court as the coach of UCLA. UCLA is also 6-15 ATS when playing away from home against teams winning 60% to 80% of their games over the last three seasons.