Northwestern at Rutgers NCAA Basketball Parlay 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 2 point favorites.
Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 70.7 points per contest while giving up 64.8 per game. Rutgers has an overall mark of 8-8. They are averaging 67.5 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-8-0 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-10-1 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-6-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/17/19 F Vic Law Lower Body is questionable Friday vs Rutgers
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/12/19 F Eugene Omoruyi Knee is out indefinitely
Dererk Pardon averages 13.8 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%. Vic Law comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Geo Baker averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Peter Kiss scores 8.0 points per contest while playing 23.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 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%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 64.8 points per contest which is 34th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 107th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 189th place in D-1. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in Division 1. Northwestern averages 70.7 points per contest, which is 257th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 255th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 241st in the nation. They average 33.8 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 284th and 69th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 302nd with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 73rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 136th and 250th in those defensive statistics. They rank 166th with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 188th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 109th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. Rutgers is 305th in the country with 67.5 points per contest this season. They are 322nd in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 310th in the country. They are 44th in the nation in rebounding with 39.4 boards per contest and 248th in assists per game with 12.6. The Scarlet Knights are 190th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 103.7, which is ranked 189th. They are 292nd in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 250th. As a unit they are 221st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 140th in D-1. Northwestern is 289th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 278th in the country in offensive rating with 98.8. In terms of pace they are 288th in Division 1 with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 325th. As a team they are 338th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 234th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Northwestern -2 and under 127 total points
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