Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 13.5 point favorites.
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The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 13-14 and a road record of 3-9. They are 9-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-14. The Wildcats have an overall record of 19-7 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 8-14 and they are 15-7 against the spread.
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Corey Sanders comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Scarlet Knights. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.3 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Scottie Lindsey averages 15.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Bryant McIntosh averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Rutgers averages 65.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 316th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 341st in the country. They average 41 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 304th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 14 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 67 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in Division 1.
Northwestern averages 73.1 points per game this year which ranks them 169th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 226th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 63rd and 37th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 12th with 10.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 219th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 61.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11.3 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 96.1 and they assist on 45.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 45%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Rutgers turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.9%. The Scarlet Knights give up 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 76.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 62.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Northwestern turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Wildcats give up 63.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-11 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-14 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 15-7 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-14 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
02/11/17 G Scottie Lindsey Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern -13.5
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