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Game: Stanford at Minnesota Mar 29 2012 7:00PM
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: 30* graded play ĎUNDERí Stanford/Minnesota in the NIT Final set to start at 8:00 PM ET. The simulator shows a high probability that fewer than 130 points will be scored in this game. This will be a fundamentally sound game throughout and both teams will look to rebound well on the defensive end. Strong defensive rebounding serves to minimize an opponentís second chance scoring opportunities and maximizes each teamís one shot possessions. Stanford ranks 50th in the nation averaging 37.0 boards per game and Minnesota ranks 149th averaging 34.8 rebounds per game. The Gophers ranking is skewed, however, given their slower and more grinding style of play that is commonplace in the Big Ten. In their last game Stanford had 54 rebounds in a 74-64 win over UMASS. Minnesota had a solid 40 rebounds in their one point win over Washington. I donít believe that Stanford has the offensive firepower to consistently attack and get solid shot attempts. They will be forced to work the ball in mostly half-court sets as Minnesota gets back on defense extremely well on missed shot attempts. Both head coaches know how to prepare for styles of play that each team brings to this game and that is nearly always on the defensive end. Gopher head coach Smith is 25-14 UNDER (+9.6 Units) versus very good teams - outscoring their opponents by 8+ points/game after 15+ games. Moreover, Gophers are a solid 16-6 UNDER (+9.4 Units) after having won 5 or 6 of their last 7 games over the last 2 seasons; 13-5 UNDER (+7.5 Units) after having won 4 of their last 5 games over the last 2 seasons. Take the ĎUNDERí