Rutgers at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 67.8 points per contest while giving up 62.0 per game. Penn State has an overall record of 14-8. They are averaging 77.1 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/16/18 G Mike Williams Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Sanders averages 14.2 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.5 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Tony Carr averages 18.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Lamar Stevens averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 67.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 309th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 329th. Behind the arc they shoot 30%, which is good for 336th in the country. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 339th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 330th with 11.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 62.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 92nd place in college basketball. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 105th in the country with 77.1 points per game this year. They are 65th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 40th in college basketball. They are 133rd in the nation in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 144th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Nittany Lions are 200th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Nittany Lions surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 70th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 190th in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 93rd with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 253rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Scarlet Knights are 6th in the country in defensive rating with 89.9, and their offensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 300th. They are 274th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 347th. As a unit they are 347th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 349th in D-1. Rutgers is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 12th in the country.
Penn State is 213th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 62nd in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 50th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.7, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 90th. They are 194th in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 98th. As a unit they are 105th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 305th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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