Iowa Hawkeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 1/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Location: Jersey Mike's Arena in Piscataway, NJ
The Iowa Hawkeyes (13-4) are on their way to Jersey Mike's Arena on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-6).
The Iowa Hawkeyes faced off with Minnesota and notched a win by a score of 81-71 in their last contest. Iowa finished the contest with a 48.5% FG percentage (33 out of 68) and knocked down 5 out of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawkeyes knocked down 10 of 16 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 36 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 18 assists for this contest in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With respect to defense, Iowa allowed their opponent to shoot 51.9% from the floor on 28 of 54 shooting. Minnesota doled out 12 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Minnesota had 25 boards (4 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Minnesota went 64.3% at the free throw line by converting 9 of their 14 tries. They also knocked down 6 out of their 15 attempts from downtown. With respect to fouls, the Hawkeyes ended up finishing with 14 and Minnesota racked up 18 fouls.
Keegan Murray is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He racked up 25 points on 11 of 17 shooting. He played for 36 mins played and also pulled down 10 rebounds. He ended up going 64.7% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime.
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Iowa heads into this one with a record of 13-4 on the season. They turn it over 8.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Iowa is grabbing 36.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 290 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 18th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 34.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (141 of 406) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 86.2 points per outing (4th in the nation) while connecting on 47.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Hawkeyes have forced 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are giving up 32.5% from 3-point land while they are 255th in the country in opponents points per game (71.7). The Hawkeyes defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.7% (447 of 1,022) and they surrender 35.4 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 293rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 237 surrendered on the campaign.
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights took home the win by a final score of 70-59 when they played Maryland. The Scarlet Knights were able to snag 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this contest. They also gave up possession 15 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. Maryland committed 14 fouls in this matchup which took the Scarlet Knights to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to bury 6 of them for a rate of 66.7%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Rutgers made 10 of their 22 attempts (45.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Scarlet Knights went 27 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.2%. The Scarlet Knights permitted Maryland to knock down 18 out of their 54 tries from the field which left them shooting 33.3% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 24.0% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 25 and ended up shooting 17 out of 19 at the free throw line (89.5%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Rutgers allowed Maryland to snag 32 in total (10 offensive).
Ron Harper ended up being a major contributor for the Scarlet Knights in this game. He earned 31 points in his 37 mins on the court and earned 2 assists for the matchup. He made 10 out of 16 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Rutgers has a win-loss mark of 10-6 so far this season. The Scarlet Knights are committing 15.2 fouls every game and they shoot 67.2% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 16.3 times per contest (34th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.9 times per contest. Rutgers has 1,104 pts on the season (69.0 per contest) and they collect 37.3 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Scarlet Knights are shooting 43.5% from the floor, which is ranked 223rd in the country.
The Scarlet Knights on the defensive side of the court are 82nd in the country in points given up per game with 65.1. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.8% from the field (82nd in college hoops). The Rutgers defense concedes 32.6% on 3-pointers (116 of 356) and opponents are converting on 72.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 11.8 assists and 34.9 rebounds every game, which ranks 120th and 194th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rutgers
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