Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 19 point favorites.
The Scarlet Knights come into this game with an overall record of 13-13 and a road record of 3-8. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-13. The Boilermakers have an overall record of 20-5 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 12-9 and they are 14-8 against the spread.
Corey Sanders comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 30.4 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 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.3 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Rutgers. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Caleb Swanigan averages 19 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Boilermakers. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Isaac Haas averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Rutgers averages 65.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 308th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 305th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 344th in the country. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 301st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 254th with 14.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 58th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 163rd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 174th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in Division 1.
Purdue averages 81.6 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Boilermakers rank 185th with 13.3 per game. The Boilermakers allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 38th and 78th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 126th place in the nation. The Boilermakers force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in college basketball.
The Scarlet Knights average 62 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 96.7 and they assist on 46.3% 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 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.5%. The Scarlet Knights give up 69.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Boilermakers score 82.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.6 points per game. The Boilermakers have a rating on offense of 114.5 and 66.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Purdue turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Boilermakers give up 61.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-10 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-13 against the over/under
Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-8 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 12-9 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/11/16 F Jacquil Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
01/29/17 F Basil Smotherman Dismissed has been dismissed
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -19
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