Northwestern at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/13/2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 3 point favorites.
Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 70.4 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Rutgers has an overall record of 12-15. They are averaging 65.5 points per game and surrendering 63.9, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-13 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-15 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-11 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/31/18 F Eugene Omoruyi Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/18 G Mike Williams Ankle is out indefinitely
Scottie Lindsey averages 14.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Bryant McIntosh averages 12.5 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Corey Sanders averages 14 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 70.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 265th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 274th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 182nd in the country. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 269th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 202nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 201st place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 329th in the country with 65.5 points per game this year. They are 344th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 344th in college basketball. They are 19th in the nation in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 344th in assists per contest with 10.0. The Scarlet Knights are 296th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Scarlet Knights surrender 63.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 280th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 271st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 80th. In terms of pace they are 316th in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 244th. As a team they are 219th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 113th in Division 1. Northwestern is 249th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 176th in the nation.
Rutgers is 303rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 23rd in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are 326th in the country in offensive rating with 95.5, and their defensive rating of 93.2 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 267th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 349th. As a team they are 350th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 350th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers +3
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