Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 6-21 and a road record of 0-9. They are 8-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-8. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 7-19 and a home record of 6-9. They have an over/under record of 14-10 and they are 9-15 against the spread.
Corey Sanders comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Mike Williams averages 12.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Nate Mason averages 13.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Joey King averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Rutgers averages 67.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 282nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -12.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 279th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 325th in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 234th and 288th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 80.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 332nd in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 267th and 250th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 343rd and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 314th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in the Division 1.
Minnesota averages 69.3 points per game this year which ranks them 249th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 294th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 313th in the nation. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 259th and 217th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 26th with 10.7 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 225th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 216th and 268th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 296th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 61.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -20.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 94 and they assist on 46.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Rutgers turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.9%. The Scarlet Knights give up 81.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 70.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.5 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 99.8 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.9%. The Golden Gophers give up 72.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-13 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-8 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-15 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-10 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
02/15/16 G Corey Sanders Suspension expected to miss 4 games
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
02/17/16 G Carlos Morris Personal dismissed from team
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers
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