Rutgers at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 19.5 point favorites.
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Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 59.5 per contest. Purdue has an overall record of 13-2. They are averaging 87.2 points per game and surrendering 64.2, good for a point differential of 23.0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 10-4 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/22/17 F Eden Ewing Dismissed is out for season
Geo Baker averages 11.9 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Corey Sanders averages 13.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Isaac Haas averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Carsen Edwards averages 17.7 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 59.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 266th, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in college basketball. Rutgers averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 245th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 303rd. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 336th in D-1. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 308th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 322nd with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 78th in those defensive statistics. They rank 64th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 118th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 193rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season. Purdue is 17th in Division 1 with 87.2 points per game this year. They are 17th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 23.0. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the nation. They are 93rd in college basketball in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Boilermakers are 299th in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Scarlet Knights are 4th in the country in defensive rating with 84.8, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 223rd. They are 233rd in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 334th. As a unit they are 341st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 343rd in D-1. Rutgers is 335th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 5th in the country.
Purdue is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 13th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 8th in the country in offensive rating with 121, and their defensive rating of 89.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 147th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 9th. As a team they are 6th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 127th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -19.5
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