Iowa at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 1 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 10-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 81.9 points per game while giving up 76.2 per contest. Rutgers has an overall record of 11-8. They are averaging 68.9 points per game and surrendering 62.1, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-5 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Throat is out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/16/18 G Mike Williams Ankle is out indefinitely
Jordan Bohannon averages 13 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tyler Cook averages 15.1 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
DeShawn Freeman averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Corey Sanders averages 14.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 273rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 200th and 155th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 114th, and they give up 15.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 283rd place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in college basketball. Iowa averages 81.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 38th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 38th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 66th in D-1. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 127th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 62.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 288th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 283rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. Rutgers is 296th in Division 1 with 68.9 points per game this year. They are 327th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 337th in the nation. They are 5th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 332nd in assists per contest with 11.2. The Scarlet Knights are 337th in turnovers per game with 10.8.
The Hawkeyes are 53rd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 249th. In terms of pace they are 73rd in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 58th. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Iowa is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 172nd in the nation.
Rutgers is 342nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 13th in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 285th in the country in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 89.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 263rd in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 343rd. As a team they are 346th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 348th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers -1
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