Rutgers vs Penn State Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/26/2020
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Penn State -5.5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 5.5 point favorites.
Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 69.8 points per game while giving up 62.2 per contest. Penn State has an overall mark of 20-7. They are averaging 76.1 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 16-9-2 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 14-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 16-10-1 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/22/20 G Myreon Jones Illness is questionable
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this game averaging 12.2 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Geo Baker averages 10.6 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Lamar Stevens scores 18.0 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Myreon Jones averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 69.8 points per contest, which is 214th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 129th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 319th in the nation. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 254th with 12.3 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 62.2 points per contest, which is 18th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 119th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 119th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 123rd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 47th in the nation with 76.1 points per contest this season. They are 142nd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 197th in the NCAA. They are 45th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 79th in assists per game with 14.4. The Nittany Lions are 303rd in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Nittany Lions give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 113th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 52nd and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 276th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 204th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights are 154th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7. In terms of pace they are 260th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 216th. As a team they are 256th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 309th in Division 1. Rutgers is 255th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 330th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 106.1, which is ranked 81st. They are 66th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 135th. As a unit they are 160th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers +5.5
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