Rutgers at Indiana Big Ten Tournament Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-18. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 64.5 points per contest while giving up 64.2 per game. Indiana has an overall mark of 16-14. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 70.1, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-11 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 10-12 against the over/under this year
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 17-11 against the spread this season
The Indiana Hoosiers are 12-17 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/04/17 G Curtis Jones Left Team is out for season
02/28/18 F De'Ron Davis Achilles is out for season
Corey Sanders averages 14.6 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 71%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.1 points per contest in 25.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Juwan Morgan scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Robert Johnson averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 64.5 points per contest this year, which is 338th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 343rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 350th in Division 1. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 9.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 347th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 287th with 11.8 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 64.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 255th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 95th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 233rd in the country with 72.0 points per contest this season. They are 115th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 301st in Division 1. They are 164th in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 143rd in assists per game with 14.1. The Hoosiers are 228th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Hoosiers give up 70.1 points per game, which ranks them 118th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 169th and 273rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 164th with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 145th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoosiers are 206th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights are 17th in the country in defensive rating with 94.7, and their offensive rating of 95.3 is ranked 331st. They are 305th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 349th. As a unit they are 350th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 350th in D-1. Rutgers is 297th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 32nd in the country.
Indiana is 209th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 173rd in the nation. The Hoosiers are 158th in the country in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 179th. In terms of pace they are 275th in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 169th. As a team they are 211th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 268th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers +3
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