Iowa Hawkeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa (-7)
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-12) will compete against the Iowa Hawkeyes (23-9) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday. Rutgers opens this contest as -7-point dogs. The total is set at 143.5.
The Iowa Hawkeyes played Northwestern and went home with a win by a final score of 112-76 in their last contest. Iowa ended with a 61.4% field goal percentage (43 out of 70) and converted 19 out of their 29 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Hawkeyes knocked down 7 of their 12 attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Regarding defending, Iowa allowed 45.6% from the floor on 31 out of 68 shooting. Northwestern recorded 15 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Northwestern collected 16 boards (8 offensive, 8 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Northwestern walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of their 10 tries. They converted 9 of 21 attempts from long range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Hawkeyes left the arena with 17 while Northwestern racked up 11 personal fouls.
Keegan Murray is someone who was a major factor in the game. He went 68.8% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. He saw the court for 21 minutes played and also pulled down 8 rebounds. He scored 26 points on 11 out of 16 shooting.
Get all of our NCAA Basketball Picks Tonight
Iowa heads into this contest with a mark of 23-9 on the campaign. They are turning it over 9.2 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Iowa is pulling down 37.8 rebounds per contest and has earned 513 dimes on the campaign, which is 15th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 37.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (296 of 801) and 74.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 84.2 pts per game (4th in D-1) while going 46.5% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hawkeyes are able to force 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 17.7 fouls. They rank 318th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 454 surrendered on the season. The Hawkeyes defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.7% (841 of 1,926) and they concede 35.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 33.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 241st in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights got the win with a final of 59-58 when they played Penn State. The Scarlet Knights corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in this contest. They also turned it over 8 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. Penn State earned 17 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Scarlet Knights to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 52.9%. With respect to three-point shots, Rutgers converted 6 out of 17 attempts (35.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Scarlet Knights finished 22 for 50 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.0%. The Scarlet Knights allowed Penn State to bury 18 of 56 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 32.1% for the game. They finished shooting 25.0% from 3-point land via 6 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 18 at the charity stripe (88.9%). When it comes to rebounding, Rutgers permitted Penn State to snag 35 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Ron Harper ended up having an impact for the Scarlet Knights in the game. He converted 6 out of 12 in the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. He earned 15 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the contest.
Rutgers has a win-loss record of 18-12 for the year. The Scarlet Knights have committed 15.6 personal fouls every game and they go 70.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (54th in D-1) and they cough up possession 11.7 times per game. Rutgers has accumulated 2,031 points so far this season (67.7 per contest) and they collect 35.6 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Scarlet Knights are hitting on 44.2% from the field, which has them ranked 172nd in the country.
The Rutgers defense allows 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (230 of 676) and their opponents are knocking down 71.9% of their free throw shots. They surrender 12.2 assists and 33.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 145th and 135th in those defensive categories. The Scarlet Knights defensively are ranked 59th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 65.2. They are forcing their opponents into 12.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.2% from the field (63rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Rutgers (+7)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks