Rutgers vs Purdue Predictions, College Basketball Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 5 point favorites.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 69.9 points per contest while giving up 62.5 per game. Purdue has an overall record of 16-14. They are averaging 68.2 points per game and surrendering 62.4, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 18-9-2 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-16-1 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Geo Baker averages 10.5 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Trevion Williams averages 11.6 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 47%. Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 69.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 217th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 126th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 311th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 267th with 12.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 62.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 126th place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 153rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue is 264th in the country with 68.2 points per game this year. They are 260th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 174th in the nation. They are 105th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 131st in assists per contest with 13.6. The Boilermakers are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Boilermakers surrender 62.4 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 218th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 61st with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 181st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Scarlet Knights are 153rd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7. In terms of pace they are 254th in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 211th. As a team they are 264th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 316th in Division 1. Rutgers is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 301st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 143rd. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 267th. As a unit they are 299th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -5
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