Rutgers vs Michigan Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan +1
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Rutgers as 1 point favorites.
Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 71.6 points per game while giving up 60.8 per contest. Michigan has an overall mark of 12-8. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 69.6, which is a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 14-5-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Michigan Wolverines are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
01/28/20 F Isaiah Livers Groin is questionable
01/28/20 G Zavier Simpson Suspension Served is probable
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Geo Baker averages 10.0 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jon Teske averages 13.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Eli Brooks averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 168th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 294th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 201st with 13.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 104th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 116th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan is 57th in the country with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 33rd in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 134th in the nation. They are 164th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 43rd in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wolverines are 321st in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Wolverines surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 186th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 207th and 134th in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 191st with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolverines are 52nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Scarlet Knights are 127th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 226th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 132nd. As a team they are 189th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 311th in Division 1. Rutgers is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan is 328th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wolverines are 64th in the country in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 155th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 39th. As a team they are 59th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 127th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan +1
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