Nebraska vs Rutgers predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -14
The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 14 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-12. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 75.2 per game. Rutgers has an overall record of 14-5. They are averaging 71.5 points per game and surrendering 60.1, good for a point differential of 11.4.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-4-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dachon Burke averages 12.2 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%. Cam Mack comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Geo Baker averages 10.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Ron Harper Jr. averages 12.7 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 75.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 304th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 207th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 349th, and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 281st place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in the nation. Nebraska averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 150th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 271st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 186th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 184th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights surrender 60.1 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 104th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 86th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 200th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Rutgers is 179th in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 67th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 300th in the nation. They are 15th in the country in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 133rd in assists per contest with 13.8. The Scarlet Knights are 212th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Cornhuskers are 249th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.1. In terms of pace they are 76th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 241st. As a team they are 298th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in Division 1. Nebraska is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 212th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 104, which is ranked 125th. They are 239th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 144th. As a unit they are 202nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 321st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers -14
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