Nebraska at Rutgers NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to United Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 2 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-15. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 72.1 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Rutgers has an overall mark of 14-16. They are averaging 68.1 points per contest and giving up 68.8, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-15-2 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
03/11/19 G Amir Harris Knee is out for Big 10 Tournament
03/11/19 G Thomas Allen Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Rutgers
03/07/19 G Nana Akenten Suspension is out indefinitely
01/26/19 F Isaac Copeland Jr. Knee is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
03/08/19 G Issa Thiam Suspension is out indefinitely
Glynn Watson Jr. averages 13.0 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. James Palmer comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Geo Baker averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Eugene Omoruyi averages 13.7 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 322nd, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 37th place in the NCAA. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in the nation. Nebraska averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 255th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 184th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 139th and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 344th with 9.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 68.8 points per contest, which ranks them 111th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 102nd and 252nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 136th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 206th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 80th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Rutgers is 285th in the country with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 304th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 316th in the nation. They are 25th in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 254th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Scarlet Knights are 188th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 106.4, which is ranked 119th. They are 268th in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 254th. As a unit they are 270th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 195th in D-1. Nebraska is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 211th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 282nd in the country in offensive rating with 99.3. In terms of pace they are 251st in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 326th. As a team they are 336th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 309th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers +2
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