Nebraska at Rutgers College Basketball Betting Tips 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 9 point favorites.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Rutgers has an overall record of 8-9. They are averaging 66.9 points per game and surrendering 66.8, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-5-2 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-10-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-7-1 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/12/19 F Eugene Omoruyi Knee is out indefinitely
James Palmer comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Isaac Copeland averages 14.2 points per contest in 31.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Peter Kiss scores 7.8 points per contest while playing 23.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Geo Baker averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 77.7 points per contest, which is 82nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 95th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 128th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 127th and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 342nd with 10.3 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 61.3 points per contest, which is 12th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 250th, and they allow 9.4 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 246th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 313th in the nation with 66.9 points per contest this season. They are 325th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 321st in the NCAA. They are 46th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 262nd in assists per game with 12.5. The Scarlet Knights are 184th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Scarlet Knights give up 66.8 points per game, which ranks them 66th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 121st and 259th in those defensive statistics. They rank 162nd with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 188th with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 115th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 28th. They are 248th in college basketball in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 94th. As a unit they are 78th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in D-1. Nebraska is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 194th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 290th in the country in offensive rating with 98. In terms of pace they are 284th in Division 1 with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 332nd. As a team they are 339th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 237th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska -9
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