Seton Hall vs Rutgers Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/14/2019
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers +1.5
The Seton Hall Pirates travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Seton Hall as 1.5 point favorites.
Seton Hall comes into this game with an overall record of 6-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.6 as they are averaging 80.2 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Rutgers has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 72.8 points per game and surrendering 63.2, good for a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 4-4-1 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-4-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
12/10/19 F Sandro Mamukelashvili Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quincy McKnight averages 9.4 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Myles Powell comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Ron Harper Jr. averages 12.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Geo Baker averages 13.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 136th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 71st and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 203rd, and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the NCAA. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in the nation. Seton Hall averages 80.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 38th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 45th in D-1. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 68th and 82nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 184th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 64th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 171st with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 57th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 221st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Rutgers is 167th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 72nd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 69th in the country in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game and 125th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Scarlet Knights are 191st in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Pirates are 49th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.7. In terms of pace they are 75th in the country with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 63rd. As a team they are 71st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 110th in Division 1. Seton Hall is 234th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 129th. They are 217th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 158th. As a unit they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers +1.5
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