Purdue vs Rutgers predictions 1/28/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -2.5
The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Louis Brown Athletic Center to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 2.5 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 11-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 60.0 per contest. Rutgers has an overall mark of 15-5. They are averaging 71.7 points per contest and giving up 60.7, which is a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-11-1 against the over/under
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-5-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trevion Williams comes into this contest averaging 11.0 points per game while playing 21.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 45%. Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.2 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Ron Harper Jr. averages 12.2 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Geo Baker averages 10.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue averages 67.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 274th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 281st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 172nd in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 100th and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 11.4 per game. The Boilermakers allow 60.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 73rd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 183rd place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 167th in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 67th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 296th in the nation. They are 14th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game, and 128th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Scarlet Knights are 211th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Scarlet Knights surrender 60.7 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 58th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 91st with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Scarlet Knights are 186th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Boilermakers are 151st in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 346th in the country with 64 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 281st. As a team they are 311th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. Purdue is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 216th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 104, which is ranked 127th. They are 231st in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 145th. As a unit they are 197th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 310th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Rutgers -2.5
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