Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, MA
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-2) are on their way to William D. Mullins Memorial Center on Saturday where they will try to beat the UMass Minutemen (3-3).
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced Lafayette and took a loss by a final of 53-51 in their last contest. Rutgers finished the game with a 28.6% FG percentage (16 out of 56) and knocked down 4 of their 26 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Scarlet Knights knocked down 15 of their 23 shots for a rate of 65.2%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 27 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and having 13 steals. Pertaining to defending, Rutgers allowed their opponent to shoot 41.3% from the floor on 19 of 46 shooting. Lafayette recorded 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Furthermore, Lafayette grabbed 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Lafayette finished shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by converting 8 of 11 shots. They also converted 7 out of their 18 tries from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Scarlet Knights ended up with 10 while Lafayette racked up 16 personal fouls.
Clifford Omoruyi is a guy who came through for this contest. He recorded 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins played and also collected 9 rebounds. He finished 71.4% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended.
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Rutgers steps onto the court with a record of 3-2 so far this year. They currently have an average of 63.4 pts per game (310th in Division 1) while shooting 37.4% from the field. The Scarlet Knights are shooting 24.2% on shots from distance (24 of 99) and 67.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Rutgers is collecting 41.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 66 dimes for the campaign, which is 175th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 10.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 12.6 fouls every game.
On defense, the Scarlet Knights are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 fouls. They give up 31.9% on three-point shots while they are 39th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (58.4). The Scarlet Knights are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.2% (104 of 272) and they surrender 37.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 121st in college basketball in giving up assists with 54 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the UMass Minutemen went home defeated by a final of 89-86 when they faced Ball State. The Minutemen were able to pull down 19 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. Ball State had 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Minutemen to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 57.9%. When it comes to three-point shots, UMass made 13 of their 33 tries (39.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Minutemen walked away from this one shooting 31 out of 70 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Minutemen permitted Ball State to knock down 27 of their 53 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 50.9% in this game. They went 56.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 16 and ended up shooting 26 out of 32 at the free throw line (81.3%). In relation to how they rebounded, UMass permitted Ball State to grab 35 in total (9 offensive).
T.J. Weeks ended up being important for the Minutemen in this matchup. He made 8 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 8 rebounds. He tallied 19 points in his 28 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
UMass has a win-loss mark of 3-3 for the year. As an offense, the Minutemen are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which is ranked 191st in the country. UMass has totaled 481 points on the season (80.2 per contest) and they collect 31.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.2 times per game (193rd in the country) and they turn it over 9.7 times per contest. The Minutemen have committed 20.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 69.0% from the free throw line.
The Minutemen defensively are ranked 321st in D-1 in PPG given up with 79.0. They are forcing 14.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.8% from the field (331st in D-1). The UMass defense gives up 39.0% from downtown (46 of 118) and their opponents are converting on 78.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 13.5 dimes and 37.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 241st and 268th in college basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rutgers
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