Indiana Hoosiers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+2)
The Indiana Hoosiers (12-14) go to Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-10). The odds on this contest have Rutgers as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 131.
Indiana heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 12-14 so far this season. They have an average of 70.5 pts per game (201st in the country) while connecting on 43.5% from the floor. The Hoosiers are connecting on 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (156 of 472) and 67.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is pulling in 34.6 boards per game and has accumulated 362 assists this season, which has them ranked 57th in college hoops in terms of passing. They cough up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.9 personal fouls per game. On defense, the Hoosiers are able to force 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 fouls. The Hoosiers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.7% (631 of 1,479) and they concede 35.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 204th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 303 relinquished for the season. They are relinquishing 33.7% on shots from distance and they are 160th in the country in PPG allowed (69.7).
The Indiana Hoosiers faced off with the Purdue Boilermakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 67-58 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 38.5% FG percentage (20 of 52) and made 5 out of their 23 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hoosiers made 13 of their 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 21 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 assists in this game while forcing 15 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Pertaining to defending, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 47.9% from the floor on 23 of 48 shooting. Purdue recorded 13 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Additionally, Purdue collected 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Purdue finished the game shooting 78.9% when shooting free throws by making 15 of 19 attempts. They also converted 6 of 21 attempts from three-point range.
Aljami Durham is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up with 14 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He played 36 mins played and pulled down 2 rebounds. Durham went 36.4% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this contest for the Hoosiers was Trayce Jackson-Davis. He pulled down 5 rebounds in 37 min on the basketball court. He finished 44.4% from the floor in the matchup by going 4-of-9 (12 points). Overall, Jackson-Davis had 2 assists.
Rutgers has a mark of 14-10 this year. Rutgers has accumulated 1,690 points on the season (70.4 per contest) and they pull in 35.8 rebounds per contest. The Scarlet Knights are committing 17.4 fouls every game and they shoot 62.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Scarlet Knights are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which is 127th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (118th in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.3 times per contest. The Scarlet Knights on the defensive side of the court are 116th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.1. The Rutgers defense allows 32.9% on three-point shots (164 of 499) and their opponents are converting on 71.6% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 13.4 dimes and 36.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 218th and 247th in college hoops. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (88th in college basketball).
For their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights walked away with a victory by a final of 77-70 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Scarlet Knights were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for this game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 10 steals for the matchup. The Golden Gophers were called for 21 fouls for the matchup which took the Scarlet Knights to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to make 15 of them for a percentage of 62.5%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Rutgers made 8 of their 20 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Scarlet Knights shot 27 out of 62 from the field which had them shooting 43.5%. The Scarlet Knights allowed the Golden Gophers to make 20 out of their 64 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 31.3% for this game. They shot 23.1% from distance by going 6 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 29 from the free throw line (82.8%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Rutgers allowed Minnesota to snag 38 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Jacob Young ended up having an impact for the Scarlet Knights in the game. He knocked down 8 of 13 for this game giving him a rate of 61.5%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Young tallied 23 points in his 38 mins on the court and added 7 dimes for this game. One more player who came through for Rutgers was Geo Baker. He finished this one with 4 dimes in his 43 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 3 out of 11 from the floor. Baker wrapped this one up going 27.3% from the field while collecting 12 points and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+2)
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