Minnesota Golden Gophers Vs Alcorn State Braves: College Basketball Preview And Stats – December 29, 2021

Written By Staff on December 29, 2021

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-1) will try to build on a three-game winning run when hosting the Alcorn State Braves (1-11) on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Williams Arena. This game is at 8:00 PM ET on B1G+.

Minnesota won at home over Green Bay 72-56 last time out, led by Jamison Battle (23 PTS, 60.0 FG%, 3-5 from 3PT) and Payton Willis (14 PTS, 10 AST, 3 STL, 66.7 FG%, 2-3 from 3PT). Alcorn State were winners on the road over Oklahoma 48-72 last time out, led by Paul King (13 PTS, 4 STL, 33.3 FG%, 2-6 from 3PT) and Darius Agnew (12 PTS, 7 REB, 50.0 FG%).

Matchup at a glance

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: B1G+
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Williams Arena
  • Spread: Minnesota -20
  • Total: 134
  • Moneyline: Minnesota, Alcorn State

Minnesota player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jamison Battle 11 18.9 6.5 1.1 0.6 0.5 2.5
Payton Willis 11 16.3 4.6 4.1 1.6 0.3 2.6
E.J. Stephens 11 11.0 3.6 1.5 1.4 0.0 1.7
Sean Sutherlin 10 8.6 3.5 1.0 0.5 0.6 0.0
Eric Curry 11 8.1 6.8 1.9 0.6 0.8 0.0

Alcorn State player stats

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Dominic Brewton 8 9.0 4.3 1.1 1.0 0.0 0.6
Darius Agnew 12 7.9 4.8 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.1
Paul King 12 7.6 1.4 0.9 1.3 0.0 0.8
Byron Joshua 12 7.2 2.6 2.8 0.8 0.0 0.6
Oddyst Walker 9 7.0 2.1 0.3 0.7 0.0 1.6

Minnesota stats

  • The Golden Gophers average only 4.0 fewer points than the Braves concede (76.0).
  • Minnesota is 4-0 when putting more than 76.0 points on the board.
  • The Golden Gophers are averaging 33.5 rebounds. That’s 0.4 more than the Braves.
  • When Minnesota has the rebounding advantage, it is 6-1. When recording fewer boards, Alcorn State is 0-7.
  • The Golden Gophers shoot 46.8% from the field, only 1.9% lower than the Braves concede defensively.
  • Minnesota is 6-0 when shooting higher than 48.7% from the field.

Betting on Minnesota

  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Golden Gophers have an implied win probability of 0.0%.
  • Minnesota has played 11 games, with six wins against the spread.
  • The Golden Gophers and their opponents score an average of 133.4 points per game, 0.6 fewer than Wednesday’s total.
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