Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 16.5 point favorites.
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The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 11-7 and a road record of 2-5. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-8. The Hoosiers have an overall record of 11-6 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 7-7 against the spread.
Nigel Johnson comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.7 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
James Blackmon averages 17.6 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hoosiers. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Robert Johnson averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Rutgers averages 67.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 272nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 338th in the country. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 192nd with 13.7 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 65.2 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 21st and 81st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 140th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in Division 1.
Indiana averages 85.1 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Hoosiers rank 314th with 15.4 per game. The Hoosiers allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 44th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the nation. The Hoosiers force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 63.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -14.3 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 100 and they assist on 49% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Rutgers turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.2%. The Scarlet Knights give up 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hoosiers score 88.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23.6 points per game. The Hoosiers have a rating on offense of 119.3 and 54.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Indiana turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41%. The Hoosiers give up 65.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-6 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-8 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 7-7 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 7-7 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/08/16 F Collin Hartman Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana -16.5
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