Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Jersey Mike's Arena in Piscataway, NJ
Jersey Mike's Arena is the location where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-5) will compete against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-9) on Saturday.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers faced Michigan State and took a loss by a score of 79-67 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Cornhuskers walked away with 15 while Michigan State accounted for 12 personal fouls. They also buried 8 of 17 attempts from beyond the arc. Michigan State finished the game at 68.4% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 19 shots. On top of that, Michigan State pulled down 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Michigan State distributed 18 assists and had 13 steals for this game. When talking about defense, Nebraska allowed their opponent to shoot 51.8% from the field on 29 of 56 shooting. They also dished out 15 assists in this contest as well as forcing 19 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 25 with 4 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers converted 6 of 11 tries for a percentage of 54.5%. Nebraska finished having earned a 45.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 60) and made 7 of 23 three-point shots.
Derrick Walker is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 88.9% from the floor and also recorded 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes played and also pulled down 1 rebound. He ended up with 16 points on 8 out of 9 shooting.
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Nebraska will enter this contest with a record of 6-9 this year. They currently have an average of 74.7 points per outing (121st in D-1) while shooting 42.8% from the field. The Cornhuskers are connecting on 28.1% on 3-pointers (107 of 381) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Nebraska is collecting 35.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 205 assists this season, which is 85th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.3 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Cornhuskers have forced 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.6% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 335th in the nation in points per game allowed (77.3). The Cornhuskers are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.6% (417 of 979) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 338th in college hoops in giving up assists with 216 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights took home the win by a final score of 75-67 when they faced Michigan. The Scarlet Knights pulled down 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 37 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 4 steals for the contest. Michigan had 15 personal fouls in this game which took the Scarlet Knights to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Rutgers made 11 of 23 attempts (47.8%). When all was said and done, the Scarlet Knights finished the game shooting 27 out of 56 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.2%. The Scarlet Knights allowed Michigan to knock down 27 of 59 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.8% in the game. They went 20.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 3 out of 15 and ended up shooting 10 of 13 at the free throw line (76.9%). In reference to team rebounding, Rutgers allowed Michigan to collect 29 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Geo Baker ended up being important for the Scarlet Knights in the game. He earned 27 points in his 39 minutes on the court and had 4 assists for the game. He buried 10 out of 15 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Rutgers has a mark of 8-5 for the campaign. As an offense, the Scarlet Knights are shooting 42.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 257th in college basketball. Rutgers has 892 points so far this season (68.6 per game) and they grab 37.8 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 16.3 times per game (42nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.2 times per game. The Scarlet Knights are committing 14.8 personal fouls per game and they go 66.5% from the charity stripe.
The Rutgers defense surrenders 33.2% on 3-point shots (98 of 295) and their opponents are knocking down 70.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.2 dimes and 35.6 boards per contest, which has them ranked 158th and 235th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights on the defensive end are ranked 105th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 65.5. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.5% from the floor (86th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rutgers
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