Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 11/30/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
TV: Hulu Live TV
Watsco Center is the site where the Miami Hurricanes (6-1) will play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-1) on Wednesday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights played Central Connecticut and earned the victory with a final of 83-49 in their last game. Rutgers finished having earned a 53.7% field goal percentage (29 out of 54) and converted 8 of 18 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Scarlet Knights converted 17 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 77.3%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 39 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 19 assists for this game while forcing 11 turnovers and having 8 steals. In relation to the defense, Rutgers allowed the other team to shoot 31.6% from the field on 18 of 57 shooting. Central Connecticut earned 9 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In addition, Central Connecticut totaled 25 rebounds (10 offensive, 15 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Central Connecticut finished the contest at 76.9% at the free throw line by burying 10 of 13 shots. They made 3 of 27 attempts from downtown. When discussing fouls, the Scarlet Knights ended up finishing with 16 while Central Connecticut totaled 17 fouls.
Cam Spencer is a guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He notched 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played for 36 minutes played and totaled 4 boards. He finished the contest at 75.0% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes.
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Rutgers heads into this contest with a record of 5-1 for the year. They are averaging 76.8 pts per game (101st in the country) while shooting 44.0% from the floor. The Scarlet Knights are shooting 31.4% on shots from beyond the arc (32 of 102) and 69.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Rutgers is pulling in 41.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 90 dimes for the campaign, which is 197th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 16.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Scarlet Knights are forcing their opponents into 19.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 30th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 58 conceded so far this season. The Scarlet Knights defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 34.1% (115 of 337) and they surrender 37.0 boards per contest as a group. They surrender 18.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 7th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (52.8).
The last time they took the court, the Miami Hurricanes walked away with a victory by a final of 66-64 when they played UCF. In the matter of how they rebounded, Miami allowed UCF to collect 27 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They shot 23.5% from three-point range by going 4 of 17 and ended up shooting 12 of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). The Hurricanes permitted UCF to convert 24 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.3% in the matchup. When all was said and done, the Hurricanes finished 26 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.1%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Miami made 6 of 19 attempts (31.6%). They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. UCF committed 13 personal fouls for this game which got the Hurricanes to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Hurricanes collected 12 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 25 for this contest.
Nijel Pack ended up having an impact for the Hurricanes for the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 10 for the matchup giving him a rate of 70.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He earned 16 points in his 29 mins of playing time and had 3 dimes for this game.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 6-1 so far this season. The Hurricanes commit 16.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 72.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per game (156th in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. Miami has scored 522 points so far this year (74.6 per game) and they average 33.3 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Hurricanes are hitting on 47.2% from the field, which ranks 81st in the nation.
The Hurricanes on the defensive side of the court are 98th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.6. They are able to force 16.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (253rd in the country). The Miami defense concedes 32.2% on shots from 3-point land (47 of 146) and their opponents are knocking down 68.8% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.7 assists and 31.7 boards per game, which ranks 150th and 61st in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Rutgers
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