Saturday, January 21, 2017
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 9-9 and a road record of 2-3. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-9. The Scarlet Knights have an overall record of 11-8 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 4-9 and they are 5-7 against the spread.
Tai Webster comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14.8 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Corey Sanders averages 11.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Scarlet Knights. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Nebraska averages 72 points per contest this season which ranks them 190th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 227th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 263rd in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game which ranks them 82nd and 302nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 128th with 12.9 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 187th and 321st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 266th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in Division 1.
Rutgers averages 67.3 points per game this year which ranks them 282nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 279th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 343rd in the nation. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 277th respectively. In the turnover department the Scarlet Knights rank 237th with 14.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 50th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the nation. The Scarlet Knights force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in college basketball.
The Cornhuskers average 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5 per contest. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 102.1 and they assist on 44% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Cornhuskers give up 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Scarlet Knights score 72 ppg at home and they have averaged 59.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.7 points per game. The Scarlet Knights have a rating on offense of 98.7 and 47.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Rutgers turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.8%. The Scarlet Knights give up 61.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-7 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-9 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-7 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-9 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
01/11/17 F Edward Morrow Foot out indefinitely
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers
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