Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 1/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers (+15)
The Indiana Hoosiers (9-6) host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-6) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Sunday. Rutgers opens this matchup as 15-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 126.
Rutgers heads into this matchup with a record of 7-6 on the year. The Scarlet Knights are hitting 35.3% on three-point shots (85 of 241) and 57.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 73.4 points per outing (153rd in the nation) while going 45.9% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Rutgers is collecting 36.8 boards per game and has earned 197 assists on the campaign, which is 85th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Scarlet Knights have forced 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 252nd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 178 surrendered for the year. The Scarlet Knights defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.2% (328 of 760) and they surrender 37.1 boards per game as a unit. They surrender 31.8% on three-point shots while they are 205th in D-1 in PPG allowed (71.2).
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced the Penn State Nittany Lions and took a loss by a final of 75-67 in their last game. Rutgers wrapped up the game with a 44.3% FG percentage (27 of 61) and made 7 of 17 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Scarlet Knights converted 6 of 11 tries for a rate of 54.5%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 26 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 18 assists in the matchup while getting 8 steals and 2 blocked shots. With regard to defense, Rutgers allowed the other team to go 44.3% from the floor on 27 of 61 shooting. Penn State totaled 16 assists and had 10 steals in the game. On top of that, the Nittany Lions grabbed 38 boards (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Penn State finished the game shooting 62.5% at the charity stripe by making 15 of 24 tries. They also made 6 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc.
Ron Harper is a guy who came through in this game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He played 31 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. Harper finished the game shooting 46.7% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Scarlet Knights was Myles Johnson. He had 7 boards and also earned 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 77.8% from the field for this game by going 7-of-9 (14 points). When all was said and done, Johnson played 22 minutes.
Indiana has a mark of 9-6 on the campaign. Indiana has scored 1,097 points this year (73.1 per game) and they collect 34.7 rebounds per game. The Hoosiers are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game and they go 65.9% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Hoosiers are shooting 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 101st in D-1. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per game (111th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.8 times per game. The Hoosiers are ranked 114th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 67.7. The Indiana defense surrenders 33.1% on shots from 3-point land (107 of 323) and opponents are converting on 67.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.7 assists and 35.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 92nd and 217th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (106th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Hoosiers got the win with a final of 81-69 when they faced the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hoosiers earned 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in this contest. They also turned away 4 tries while earning 6 steals for the matchup. The Hawkeyes had 25 fouls for the matchup which took the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for a total of 35 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 60.0%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Indiana buried 8 of 17 tries (47.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Hoosiers shot 26 for 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. The Hoosiers permitted the Hawkeyes to make 24 of their 63 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.1% for this game. They shot 21.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 of 23 and finished the game at 16 out of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Indiana allowed Iowa to collect 45 in total (16 offensive).
Trayce Jackson-Davis was important for the Hoosiers in this game. He knocked down 9 out of 14 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which got him 23 points. Jackson-Davis collected 7 boards in his 28 minutes played and accounted for 2 assists for the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Indiana was Rob Phinisee. He left the arena with 18 points in 32 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 12 shooting in this contest. Phinisee wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 3 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Rutgers (+15)
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