Saturday, February 6, 2016
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Bob Devaney Sports Center to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 17.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 6-17 and a road record of 0-7. They are 7-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-7. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 12-11 and a home record of 8-6. They have an over/under record of 13-4 and they are 11-7 against the spread.
Corey Sanders comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. 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%.
Andrew White III averages 17 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Shavon Shields averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Rutgers averages 68.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 266th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -12.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 302nd in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 221st and 284th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13.2 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 80.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 328th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 264th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 343rd and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 302nd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in the Division 1.
Nebraska averages 73.7 points per game this year which ranks them 150th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 82nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 167th and 243rd respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 114th with 12.2 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 102nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 146th and 210th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 108th place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 162nd in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 60.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.3 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 -18 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 94.8 and they assist on 46.9% 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 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Rutgers turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.6%. The Scarlet Knights give up 81.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 91.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 74.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.1 points per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 45.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.5%. The Cornhuskers give up 65.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-10 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 10-7 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-7 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-4 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
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers
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