Rutgers at Michigan State NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Breslin Student Events Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 17.5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-13. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 67.7 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Michigan State has an overall mark of 21-5. They are averaging 80.6 points per contest and giving up 65.8, which is a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-12-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-11-1 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 19-7-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 10-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
02/17/19 F Nick Ward Hand is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out for season
Eugene Omoruyi comes into this game averaging 13.8 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Geo Baker averages 13.0 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Cassius Winston scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Matt McQuaid averages 8.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 67.7 points per contest, which is 298th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 310th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 308th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 167th with 13.2 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 68.1 points per contest, which is 91st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 109th and 269th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 159th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 156th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 34th in the nation with 80.6 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the NCAA. They are 5th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 19.8. The Spartans are 161st in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Spartans give up 65.8 points per game, which ranks them 45th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 61st in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 79th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 19th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 98.7, which is ranked 293rd. They are 263rd in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 326th. As a unit they are 339th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 301st in D-1. Rutgers is 192nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 173rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 12th in the country in offensive rating with 114.7. In terms of pace they are 180th in Division 1 with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 204th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers +17.5
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