Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-8) are hitting the road to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday where they will go up against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-13).
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced off with Maryland and took a loss by a final of 68-60 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Scarlet Knights ended up with 16 and Maryland accumulated 11 personal fouls. They also made 12 out of their 25 attempts from long range. Maryland finished 57.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 14 tries. Additionally, Maryland totaled 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Maryland doled out 12 assists and had 1 steal in this matchup. With respect to defense, Rutgers let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the field on 24 of 53 shooting. They also doled out 17 assists in the matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to grabbing boards, they earned 36 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Scarlet Knights converted 8 of 10 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Rutgers wrapped up the game having earned a 34.4% field goal percentage (22 of 64) and converted 8 of their 24 shots from distance.
Clifford Omoruyi is a player who was a major factor for this game. He notched 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He played for 27 minutes played and also snagged 13 rebounds. He finished the game at 71.4% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Rutgers will play this game with a win-loss record of 11-8 for the campaign. They cough up possession 11.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.1 fouls every game. As a team, Rutgers is grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game and has earned 308 dimes on the season, which ranks 38th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Scarlet Knights are hitting 34.3% on 3-pointers (124 of 362) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 67.2 points per contest (291st in the nation) while hitting 42.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Scarlet Knights are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 15.4 fouls. They are ranked 152nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 227 relinquished for the season. The Scarlet Knights defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.9% (438 of 1,072) and they relinquish 34.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 34.0% on 3-point shots while they are 66th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (64.4).
When they last played, the Nebraska Cornhuskers took a loss by a final score of 78-71 when they faced Indiana. The Cornhuskers were able to snag 16 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 23 in this game. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 8 steals in the matchup. Indiana had 22 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Cornhuskers to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.0%. In regard to shots from downtown, Nebraska converted 6 out of their 17 attempts (35.3%). When all was said and done, the Cornhuskers shot 24 for 51 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.1%. The Cornhuskers allowed Indiana to make 27 of 50 tries from the field which had them at 54.0% in this contest. They went 30.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 out of 13 and finished the game at 20 out of 28 at the charity stripe (71.4%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Nebraska allowed Indiana to grab 29 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Alonzo Verge ended up being a factor for the Cornhuskers for the contest. He accumulated 19 points in his 31 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 assists in this contest. He made 7 out of 15 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and had 2 rebounds.
Nebraska has a record of 6-13 so far this year. The Cornhuskers are responsible for committing 17.6 personal fouls per contest and they go 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.4 times per contest (171st in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.8 times per contest. Nebraska has earned 1,393 pts so far this year (73.3 per game) and they pull in 33.6 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cornhuskers are hitting on 43.6% from the field, which ranks 216th in college basketball.
The Nebraska defense gives up 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (181 of 504) and their opponents are connecting on 68.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 14.8 dimes and 42.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 315th and 356th in college basketball. The Cornhuskers are ranked 348th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 79.1. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (266th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nebraska
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