3* NCAAB *BEST BET*
Central Michigan vs. Minnesota,
12/13/2011 21:00 EDT,
Score: 56 - 76
Point Spread: +17/-105 Central Michigan
3* NCAAB *BEST BET* (ESPN) on Central Michigan +17
I believe the Golden Gophers are getting a little too much respect from odds makers here. We're talking about a team that is just 6-14-1 ATS in its last 21 home games, 1-10 ATS in its last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games as a favorite of 13.0 points or more.
Minnesota is only winning by an average of 15.1 at home this season. It has won by 17 points or more just twice on the season. The Golden Gophers don't bury many teams because they average just 4 3-point makes per game and shoot under 70 percent from the foul line.
The Gophers played well in a 22-point win over St. Peter's last game. They were especially good defensively in the first half, holding St. Pete's to just 23 points. This actually bodes well for us tonight considering Minnesota is 0-6 ATS in home games since the beginning of last season after allowing 25 points or less in the first half last game. The Gophers are only winning by an average of 7.4 points in this situation. Take the Chippewas.