Coppin State Eagles vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 12/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Coppin State Eagles vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location: Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ
TV: Youtube TV
The Coppin State Eagles (5-10) are en route to Jersey Mike’s Arena on Friday where they will try to defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-4).
The Coppin State Eagles faced George Mason and went home with a loss by a final score of 91-53 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Eagles walked away with 19 while George Mason accounted for 19 fouls. They also buried 14 of their 32 shots from 3-point range. George Mason went 83.3% from the free throw line by burying 15 of their 18 tries. Moreover, George Mason collected 47 rebounds (10 offensive, 37 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. George Mason doled out 22 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. In reference to defending, Coppin State let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 31 of 62 shooting. They also distributed 5 dimes for this game while forcing 17 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned 25 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Eagles made 16 of 26 shots for a rate of 61.5%. Coppin State finished the contest with a 29.8% FG percentage (17 of 57) and buried 3 of 20 3-pointers.
Sam Sessoms is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. He accounted for 17 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and pulled down 6 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 46.2% from the field and distributed 3 dimes.
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Coppin State will play this game with a win-loss mark of 5-10 so far this season. They average 76.2 pts per contest (117th in college basketball) while shooting 44.8% from the field. The Eagles are connecting on 34.4% on shots from downtown (132 of 384) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Coppin State is snagging 31.2 boards per game and has accumulated 165 dimes this year, which is 220th in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 14.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.8 personal fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. They currently rank 362nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 265 surrendered on the season. The Eagles are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% (469 of 992) and they concede 42.5 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 34.9% on three-point shots and they are 362nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (87.2).
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights got the win with a final of 85-50 when they faced Bucknell. The Scarlet Knights were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 43 in this contest. They turned it over 3 times, while recording 9 steals for the contest. Bucknell earned 13 fouls for the matchup which got the Scarlet Knights to the charity stripe for 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 88.9%. When discussing shooting from distance, Rutgers buried 3 of their 15 attempts (20.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Scarlet Knights walked away from this one shooting 33 out of 67 from the floor which had them at 49.3%. The Scarlet Knights permitted Bucknell to knock down 18 out of their 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.0% for the matchup. They finished 28.0% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Rutgers allowed Bucknell to get 30 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Clifford Omoruyi pitched in for the Scarlet Knights in the game. He racked up 17 points in his 28 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He made 7 out of 10 for the game for a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and accounted for 14 rebounds.
Rutgers has a record of 8-4 this year. The Scarlet Knights commit 15.8 fouls every game and they connect on 72.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.8 times per contest (108th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.5 times per game. Rutgers has tallied 860 pts on the year (71.7 per contest) and they pull down 38.8 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Scarlet Knights are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks 205th in D-1.
The Scarlet Knights on defense are ranked 6th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 54.3. They are forcing their opponents into 17.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 36.2% from the floor (8th in Division 1). The Rutgers defense allows 25.2% on shots from 3-point land (67 of 266) and their opponents are knocking down 65.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 10.2 dimes and 34.0 boards per contest, which ranks 36th and 187th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rutgers
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