Saturday, February 20, 2016
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 13-13 and a road record of 2-7. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-13. The Scarlet Knights have an overall record of 6-20 and a home record of 6-9. They have an over/under record of 13-7 and they are 8-12 against the spread.
Brandon Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Shep Garner averages 13.5 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Corey Sanders averages 16.2 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Scarlet Knights. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Mike Williams averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Penn State averages 65.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 314th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 303rd. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 339th in the country. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per game which ranks them 239th and 344th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 54th with 11.4 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 103rd and 278th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 99th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in the Division 1.
Rutgers averages 68.1 points per game this year which ranks them 275th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -12.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 275th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 319th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 235th and 285th respectively. In the turnover department the Scarlet Knights rank 225th with 13.3 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 80.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 334th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 279th and 236th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 342nd and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 319th place in the nation. The Scarlet Knights force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 269th in college basketball.
The Nittany Lions average 61.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 98.7 and they assist on 42.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Penn State turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Nittany Lions give up 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Scarlet Knights score 73.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7 points per game. The Scarlet Knights have a rating on offense of 94.3 and 46.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Rutgers turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.3%. The Scarlet Knights give up 80.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 12-12 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 12-13 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-12 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-7 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/19/16 G Devin Foster Personal missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Rutgers
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
12/19/15 C Shaquille Doorson Foot out for season
12/19/15 F Ibrahima Diallo Foot out for season
12/11/15 F DeShawn Freeman Knee out for season
02/15/16 G Corey Sanders Suspension expected to miss 4 games
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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