Saturday, February 27, 2016
Welsh Ryan Arena
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Welsh Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 18 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 6-22 and a road record of 0-10. They are 8-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-8. The Wildcats have an overall record of 17-11 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
Mike Williams comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Bishop Daniels averages 9.1 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Tre Demps averages 14.9 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Bryant McIntosh averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Rutgers averages 67.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 284th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -13.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 279th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 312th in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game which ranks them 232nd and 300th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 13.4 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 80.6 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 271st and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 343rd and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 317th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in the Division 1.
Northwestern averages 71.4 points per game this year which ranks them 193rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 109th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 172nd in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest which ranks them 160th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 19th with 10.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 155th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 134th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 236th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 61.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 61.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -20.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -16.7 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 93.3 and they assist on 46.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.5 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 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.5%. The Scarlet Knights give up 81.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 73.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 108.6 and 62.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Northwestern turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%. The Wildcats give up 62.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-14 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 14-8 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-13 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-12 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
02/26/16 G Corey Sanders Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Northwestern
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers
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