Rutgers at Penn State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 7.5 point favorites.
Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 67.4 points per game while giving up 66.9 per contest. Penn State has an overall mark of 7-12. They are averaging 67.8 points per contest and giving up 68.2, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 10-7-1 against the over/under
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-12-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-13-0 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Geo Baker averages 13.1 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Eugene Omoruyi comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Rasir Bolton averages 11.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Lamar Stevens averages 18.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 120th and 272nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 181st, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 158th place in the NCAA. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in the nation. Rutgers averages 67.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 307th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 321st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 318th in D-1. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 35th and 269th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions surrender 68.2 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 261st and 226th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 159th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 182nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Penn State is 302nd in the country with 67.8 points per game this year. They are 309th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 292nd in the nation. They are 146th in the country in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 254th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Nittany Lions are 215th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 98.4, which is ranked 284th. They are 274th in college basketball in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 329th. As a unit they are 337th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in D-1. Rutgers is 197th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 196th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions are 282nd in the country in offensive rating with 98.6. In terms of pace they are 264th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 310th. As a team they are 323rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 164th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State -7.5
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