Sunday, January 31, 2016
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 27.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 6-15 and a road record of 0-6. They are 7-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-7. The Spartans have an overall record of 18-4 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 8-13 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
Corey Sanders comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. DeShawn Freeman averages 13.1 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Denzel Valentine averages 18.4 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Bryn Forbes averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rutgers averages 67.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 285th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -11.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 307th in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game which ranks them 241st and 301st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 13.2 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 78.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 294th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 257th and 145th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 331st and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 255th place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in the Division 1.
Michigan State averages 78.2 points per game this year which ranks them 58th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 11th in the nation. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 20 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 98th with 12 per game. The Spartans allow 62.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the nation. The Spartans force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 60.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -18.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -25 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 94.6 and they assist on 46.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.1 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 27% of their shots. Rutgers turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27%. The Scarlet Knights give up 79.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 88.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 75.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 115.9 and 71.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Michigan State turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37%. The Spartans give up 56.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-8 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-7 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-9 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-13 against the over/under
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
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/17/16 G Lourawls Nairn Jr Foot out indefinitely
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