Rutgers vs Pittsburgh Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/3/2019
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -3.5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 3.5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.0 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 59.9 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 65.1 points per contest and giving up 58.8, which is a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-3-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/28/19 G Gerald Drumgoole Jr. Foot is questionable
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
Geo Baker comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Ron Harper Jr. averages 13.1 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Justin Champagnie averages 12.3 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Trey McGowens averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 16.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 45th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 271st in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.3 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 59.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 36th and 196th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 104th place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 297th in the country with 65.1 points per game this year. They are 277th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 25% from 3-point range, which is good for 340th in the nation. They are 136th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game, and 292nd in assists per contest with 11.3. The Panthers are 202nd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Panthers surrender 58.8 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 284th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 148th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 202nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Scarlet Knights are 65th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 208th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 80th. As a team they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 271st in Division 1. Rutgers is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 154th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 209th in the country in offensive rating with 100.2. In terms of pace they are 337th in Division 1 with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 304th. As a team they are 282nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -3.5
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