Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 3/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is the site where the Indiana Hoosiers (18-10) will try to defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-12) on Wednesday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights played Wisconsin and took a loss by a final of 66-61 in their last game. Rutgers walked away from the contest having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (24 of 53) and converted 4 out of their 17 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Scarlet Knights knocked down 9 of 15 tries for a percentage of 60.0%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 31 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 6 assists in the game while creating 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to defense, Rutgers allowed the other team to go 42.6% from the floor on 23 of 54 shooting. Wisconsin dished out 9 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. In addition, Wisconsin collected 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Wisconsin finished shooting 64.7% from the charity stripe by making 11 of their 17 shots. They also knocked down 9 of 20 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Scarlet Knights finished with 17 and Wisconsin recorded 17 fouls.
Ron Harper is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He notched 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played for 36 mins and collected 5 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
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Rutgers will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 16-12 this season. They are turning it over 11.8 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.7 fouls per game. As a team, Rutgers is pulling down 36.0 rebounds per game and has 424 assists this season, which ranks 66th in the nation in terms of passing. The Scarlet Knights are hitting 33.3% on three-point attempts (168 of 504) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. They average 68.1 points per game (261st in the nation) while connecting on 44.2% from the field.
On defense, the Scarlet Knights are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 15.4 fouls. They currently rank 153rd in college basketball in allowing assists with 346 conceded on the year. The Scarlet Knights are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.5% (652 of 1,570) and they surrender 33.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They give up 34.5% on shots from downtown and they rank 71st in the nation in points per game allowed (65.5).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Hoosiers got the victory with a final of 84-79 against Minnesota. The Hoosiers pulled down 29 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 34 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. Minnesota earned 15 fouls for this contest which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They were able to convert 14 of them for a clip of 70.0%. With respect to three-point attempts, Indiana converted 10 out of 21 attempts (47.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Hoosiers ended up going 30 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.6%. The Hoosiers allowed Minnesota to make 27 out of their 58 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.6% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 38.9% from 3-point land by going 14 out of 36 and finished the contest at 11 out of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Indiana permitted Minnesota to snag 27 in all (3 on the offensive side).
Xavier Johnson was important for the Hoosiers for the game. He converted 7 of 16 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and totaled 6 rebounds. He totaled 24 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 8 dimes for this contest.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 18-10 on the season. The Hoosiers are committing 17.1 personal fouls per game and they shoot 68.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.7 times per game (73rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per game. Indiana has 2,013 pts so far this season (71.9 per game) and they pull in 36.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Hoosiers are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 80th in the nation.
The Indiana defense gives up 31.5% on shots from 3-point land (204 of 647) and their opposition makes 76.7% of their foul shots. They relinquish 10.1 dimes and 33.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 21st and 111th in those categories. The Hoosiers are ranked 65th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 65.3. They are able to force 12.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.7% from the field (14th in Division 1).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rutgers
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