Iowa at Rutgers NCAA Basketball Picks 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 4 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 19-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 81.6 points per game while giving up 73.1 per contest. Rutgers has an overall mark of 12-12. They are averaging 67.6 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 12-12-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-10-1 against the over/under
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/18/18 F Cordell Pemsl Knee is out for season
11/11/18 G CJ Fredrick Redshirt is out for season
11/11/18 F Jack Nunge Redshirt is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luka Garza averages 13.8 points per game in 22.7 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Tyler Cook comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Geo Baker averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Eugene Omoruyi averages 14.0 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 223rd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 216th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 110th, and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 326th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in the nation. Iowa averages 81.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 44th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 32nd in D-1. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 155th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 276th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 89th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 108th and 264th in those defensive statistics. They rank 157th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest, and 160th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 69th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. Rutgers is 301st in the country with 67.6 points per game this year. They are 316th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 310th in the nation. They are 25th in the country in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 257th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Scarlet Knights are 168th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 114.3, which is ranked 16th. They are 92nd in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 37th. As a unit they are 15th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 158th in D-1. Iowa is 282nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 189th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 291st in the country in offensive rating with 98.4. In terms of pace they are 264th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 329th. As a team they are 338th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 301st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers +4
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