Penn State vs Rutgers NCAA Basketball Parlay 1/7/2020
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -2.5
The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 2.5 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.6 as they are averaging 81.0 points per game while giving up 67.4 per contest. Rutgers has an overall mark of 11-3. They are averaging 73.7 points per contest and giving up 59.6, which is a point differential of 14.1.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-4-1 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
01/03/20 G Geo Baker Hand is out indefinitely
Myreon Jones averages 13.8 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Lamar Stevens comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per night. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Myles Johnson averages 9.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 72% and his free throw percentage is 40%. Ron Harper Jr. scores 11.7 points per contest while playing 26.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 67.4 points per contest which is 145th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 267th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 247th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 154th place in D-1. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 282nd in Division 1. Penn State averages 81.0 points per contest, which is 19th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 110th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 250th in the nation. They average 41.2 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 259th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights give up 59.6 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 114th in those defensive statistics. They rank 147th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 223rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Rutgers is 133rd in the country with 73.7 points per contest this season. They are 30th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 14.1. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 314th in the country. They are 16th in the nation in rebounding with 41.5 boards per contest and 95th in assists per game with 14.6. The Scarlet Knights are 134th in turnovers per contest with 14.1.
The Nittany Lions are 40th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 43rd in the country with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 110th. As a team they are 129th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in Division 1. Penn State is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 148th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 105.8, which is ranked 101st. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 99th. As a unit they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 308th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Penn State +2.5 and over 142.5 total points
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