Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: 3/6/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on March 6, 2021

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-13) are expected to continue a six-game losing streak when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (13-10) as 3.5-point underdogs at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Williams Arena. The matchup airs on FOX. The matchup has an over/under of 140.5.

Betting Information

Rutgers vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Rutgers -3.5 -113 -109 140.5 -109 -113 -175 140

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Total Facts

  • In 12 of 23 opportunities (52.2%) this season, the Scarlet Knights and their opponents have scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 140.5 points.
  • In 15 of 26 outings (57.7%) this year, Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score at least 140.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 2.9 more points per game (143.4) than this matchup’s total of 140.5 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 141.9 points per game, 1.4 more than the over/under in this game.
  • The Scarlet Knights average point total in outings this season is 138.1, 2.4 points below the over/under in this game.
  • The average total in Golden Gophers games this year is 6.7 more points than the point total of 140.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Scarlet Knights put up just 3.8 fewer points per game (70.1) than the Golden Gophers allow (73.9).
  • Rutgers has a 9-1 record overall and a 7-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 73.9 points.
  • Minnesota has a 3-11-1 record against the spread and a 4-11 record overall in games when it allows more than 70.1 points.
  • The Golden Gophers score 5.3 more points per game (73.3) than the Scarlet Knights give up to opponents (68).
  • Minnesota has put together a 9-0-2 ATS record and a 12-4 overall record in games it scores more than 68 points.
  • Rutgers has an ATS record of 3-5 and a 3-5 record overall when its opponents score more than 73.3 points.
  • The Scarlet Knights have out-scored their opponents by a total of 49 points this season (2.1 points per game on average), and opponents of the Golden Gophers have out-scored them by only 14 more points on the year (0.6 per game).

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Rutgers Betting Information

  • Rutgers has not fared well against the spread this season, posting an 11-12 record.
  • The Scarlet Knights have posted a losing record of 4-7 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or higher.
  • The Scarlet Knights have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 10 of 23 contests this season, a rate of 43.5%

Minnesota Betting Information

  • Minnesota has a losing record against the spread, going 9-14-2 ATS (covering just 36% of the time).
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Golden Gophers have not fared well, going 3-4-1 against the spread.
  • In most of Minnesota’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (13 out of 25 games, 52%).

Head to Head

Rutgers vs Minnesota (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/4/2021 Rutgers -5.5 140.5 -245 +195 Regular Season 76-72 RUTGERS
1/19/2020 Rutgers -6 128 -275 +217 Regular Season 64-56 RUTGERS
2/24/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-64 RUTGERS
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-70 MINN

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Rutgers Leaders

  • Ron Harper Jr. leads the Scarlet Knights in scoring, tallying 15.5 points per game to go with 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
  • Myles Johnson leads Rutgers in rebounding, averaging 8.3 per game, while Jacob Young leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.3 in each contest.
  • The Scarlet Knights get the most three-point shooting production out of Harper, who knocks down 1.7 threes per game.
  • The Rutgers steals leader is Young, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Johnson, who compiles 2.6 rejections per contest.

Minnesota Leaders

  • Marcus Carr’s points (20.1 per game) and assists (5.0 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Golden Gophers’ leaderboards.
  • Liam Robbins’ stat line of 6.6 rebounds, 11.7 points and 1.1 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Minnesota rebounding leaderboard.
  • Carr connects on more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Golden Gophers, knocking down shots from downtown at a rate of 2.1 per game.
  • Carr (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Minnesota while Robbins (2.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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