Rutgers at Purdue College Basketball Betting Tips 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Mackey Arena to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 14 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 68.4 points per contest while giving up 65.5 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 78.0 points per game and surrendering 70.0, good for a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/12/19 F Eugene Omoruyi Knee is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/14/19 F Evan Boudreaux Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Rutgers
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Peter Kiss comes into this game averaging 8.4 points per contest while playing 24.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Geo Baker averages 13.2 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Carsen Edwards scores 25.3 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Ryan Cline averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 68.4 points per contest, which is 297th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 318th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 316th in the nation. They average 40.0 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 236th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 230th with 12.8 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 65.5 points per contest, which is 41st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 188th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 129th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 85th in the nation with 78.0 points per contest this season. They are 168th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 74th in the NCAA. They are 170th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 110th in assists per game with 14.7. The Boilermakers are 330th in turnovers per contest with 10.9. The Boilermakers give up 70.0 points per game, which ranks them 143rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 207th and 315th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 31.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Boilermakers are 184th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 254th. They are 292nd in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 325th. As a unit they are 338th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in D-1. Rutgers is 240th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 335th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers are 22nd in the country in offensive rating with 114.5. In terms of pace they are 295th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 89th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 18th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers +14
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