Rutgers at Northwestern College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 6.5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-12. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 68.0 points per contest while giving up 68.5 per game. Northwestern has an overall mark of 12-11. They are averaging 68.2 points per contest and giving up 65.0, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-9-1 against the over/under
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-14-1 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/22/19 F Pete Nance Illness is out indefinitely
Geo Baker averages 13.0 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Eugene Omoruyi comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Dererk Pardon averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Vic Law averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 100th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 127th and 278th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 170th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 150th place in the NCAA. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in the nation. Rutgers averages 68.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 294th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 317th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 300th in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 177th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 65.0 points per contest, which ranks them 38th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 126th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 183rd with 13.2 assists allowed per contest, and 159th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 125th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Northwestern is 288th in the country with 68.2 points per game this year. They are 312th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 231st in the nation. They are 273rd in the country in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game and 99th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Wildcats are 301st in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 98.9, which is ranked 285th. They are 260th in college basketball in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 328th. As a unit they are 336th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 297th in D-1. Rutgers is 198th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 277th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 256th in the country in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 288th in Division 1 with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 298th. As a team they are 286th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 139th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern -6.5
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