Thursday, January 12, 2017
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 13-4 and a road record of 2-2. They are 9-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8. The Scarlet Knights have an overall record of 11-6 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 4-7 and they are 5-5 against the spread.
Scottie Lindsey comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Vic Law averages 13.9 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Nigel Johnson averages 12.1 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Scarlet Knights. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Northwestern averages 75.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 108th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 152nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 82nd in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game which ranks them 95th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 10.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 179th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in Division 1.
Rutgers averages 68.4 points per game this year which ranks them 264th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 252nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 331st in the nation. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 242nd respectively. In the turnover department the Scarlet Knights rank 217th with 14 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the nation. The Scarlet Knights force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 110.7 and they assist on 66.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Wildcats give up 66.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Scarlet Knights score 73.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 58 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -15.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.1 points per game. The Scarlet Knights have a rating on offense of 100.6 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Rutgers turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39%. The Scarlet Knights give up 60.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-4 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-8 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-5 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-7 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers
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