Rutgers at Seton Hall College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 6 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 62.7 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 6-3. They are averaging 73.9 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 3-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eugene Omoruyi comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Geo Baker averages 14.6 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game. He averages 4.6 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Myles Powell scores 23.0 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Michael Nzei averages 10.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 73% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 69.4 points per contest, which is 293rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 264th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 244th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 167th with 13.4 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 62.7 points per contest, which is 33rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 183rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 187th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 153rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 201st in the nation with 73.9 points per contest this season. They are 170th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 261st in the NCAA. They are 296th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.3 boards per contest and 268th in assists per game with 12.2. The Pirates are 330th in turnovers per contest with 10.9. The Pirates give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 106th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 156th and 211th in those defensive statistics. They rank 157th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 132nd with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 257th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 238th. They are 280th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 260th. As a unit they are 292nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in D-1. Rutgers is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 321st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 105.4, which is ranked 166th. They are 252nd in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 216th. As a unit they are 199th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers +6
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