Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 12/12/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
The Seton Hall Pirates (8-1) will play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-4) at Prudential Center on Sunday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights played Purdue and earned the victory with a final of 70-68 in their last game. Rutgers walked away from the contest having earned a 52.1% FG percentage (25 out of 48) and knocked down 7 of 14 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Scarlet Knights made 13 of 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 22 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 18 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning defense, Rutgers allowed the other team to shoot 41.0% from the field on 25 of 61 shooting. Purdue recorded 10 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. In addition, Purdue collected 30 boards (13 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Purdue shot 68.8% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 16 shots. They converted 7 of 26 shots from downtown. With respect to personal fouls, the Scarlet Knights finished with 19 and Purdue racked up 17 personal fouls.
Ron Harper is someone who was a contributor for the game. He shot 66.7% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He played for 37 minutes and also totaled 10 rebounds. He left the arena with 30 points on 10 of 15 shooting.
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Rutgers enters this one with a record of 5-4 on the year. They turn it over 10.9 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 14.4 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Rutgers is grabbing 38.0 rebounds per game and has earned 138 assists on the campaign, which ranks 86th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Scarlet Knights are connecting on 29.6% on 3-pointers (48 of 162) and 66.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 66.1 points per contest (284th in college hoops) while hitting 40.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Scarlet Knights are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 16.1 fouls. They are giving up 33.8% from beyond the arc and they are 130th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (66.1). The Scarlet Knights defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.9% (208 of 509) and they relinquish 36.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 198th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 114 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Seton Hall Pirates got the victory with a final of 64-60 against Texas. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Seton Hall permitted Texas to collect 33 overall (10 offensive). They finished 7.7% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 1 out of 13 and ended up shooting 9 of 9 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Pirates permitted Texas to bury 25 out of 59 attempts from the floor which had them at 42.4% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Pirates shot 23 for 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.4%. With respect to 3-point shots, Seton Hall made 5 of 21 attempts (23.8%). They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.4%. Texas had 18 fouls for this game which got the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. The Pirates were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 38 in the matchup.
Alexis Yetna was important for the Pirates in this contest. He buried 3 out of 8 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and accounted for 11 rebounds. He had 12 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest.
Seton Hall has a record of 8-1 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Pirates are shooting 45.9% from the field, which has them ranked 110th in D-1. Seton Hall has scored 724 points for the campaign (80.4 per game) and they average 41.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 11.6 times per contest (283rd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 11.2 times per contest. The Pirates are committing 14.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.8% from the charity stripe.
The Pirates are ranked 56th in the country in points per game surrendered with 61.8. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (48th in college hoops). The Seton Hall defense gives up 25.6% on shots from beyond the arc (43 of 168) and their opposition knocks down 80.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 10.2 assists and 32.8 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 54th and 99th in those categories on the defensive end.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seton Hall
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