UMass vs Rutgers NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/29/2019
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -10
The UMass Minutemen travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Friday, November 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 10 point favorites.
UMass heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 71.6 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. Rutgers has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 74.8 points per contest and giving up 60.3, which is a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 5-2-0 against the spread
The UMass Minutemen are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-3-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/11/19 G Kolton Mitchell Hand is out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
T.J. Weeks comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 24.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Carl Pierre averages 12.6 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Geo Baker averages 13.0 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Ron Harper Jr. averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 198th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 74th in the nation. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 313th and 187th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.1 per game. The Minutemen allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 97th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 159th and 66th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 250th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 218th place in Division 1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 130th in the country with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 62nd in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 253rd in the nation. They are 73rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game, and 60th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Scarlet Knights are 209th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Scarlet Knights surrender 60.3 points per contest, which ranks them 48th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 211th in those defensive statistics. They rank 139th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 43rd with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 217th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Minutemen have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 113th. They are 273rd in college basketball in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 89th. As a unit they are 112th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 56th in D-1. UMass is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 200th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 73rd. They are 258th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 106th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's UMass/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers -10
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