Rutgers at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 9.5 point favorites.
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Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 65.9 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. Nebraska has an overall record of 18-8. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 69.5, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-10 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 18-6 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-15 against the over/under this year
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
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Geo Baker averages 11.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Corey Sanders averages 14 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Isaac Copeland averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%. James Palmer averages 17.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 278th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 95th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 279th in college basketball. Rutgers averages 65.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 327th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 339th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 339th in D-1. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 344th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 290th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 112th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 94th and 46th in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 312th with 38.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 122nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season. Nebraska is 177th in Division 1 with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 240th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 140th in the nation. They are 146th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game and 167th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Cornhuskers are 328th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Scarlet Knights are 11th in the country in defensive rating with 92.7, and their offensive rating of 95.7 is ranked 327th. They are 265th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 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 302nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 24th in the country.
Nebraska is 322nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 36th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 132nd in the country in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 120th. In terms of pace they are 229th in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 234th. As a team they are 205th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska -9.5
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