Boston at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Boston Terriers travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 18 point favorites.
Boston heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-3. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 73.8 points per contest while giving up 72.7 per game. Rutgers has an overall record of 3-1. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 60.3, good for a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable Boston Terriers Betting Trends
The Boston Terriers are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Boston Terriers are 4-1-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-1-1 against the over/under
Key Boston Terriers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Scanlon averages 12.8 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Max Mahoney comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 52%.
Geo Baker averages 14.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Eugene Omoruyi averages 14.8 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terriers allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 206th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 216th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 130th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the NCAA. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 37th in the nation. Boston averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 216th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 58th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 86th in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 246th and 110th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 245th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 60.3 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 311th in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 166th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 315th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per game. Rutgers is 142nd in the country with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 138th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 45% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the nation. They are 49th in the country in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Scarlet Knights are 40th in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Terriers have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 152nd. They are 271st in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 97th. As a unit they are 168th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 314th in D-1. Boston is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 69th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 134th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 138th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 83rd. As a team they are 166th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 159th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boston/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers -18
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