Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 1/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Bryce Jordan Center is the site where the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-6) will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-5) on Tuesday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights faced off with Nebraska and notched a win by a score of 93-65 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Scarlet Knights ended up with 17 and Nebraska accounted for 18 personal fouls. They converted 6 of 18 shots from distance. Nebraska ended up going 58.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of 12 shots. Additionally, Nebraska totaled 19 rebounds (3 offensive, 16 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Nebraska distributed 12 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. When discussing defense, Rutgers let their opponent shoot 49.1% from the floor on 26 out of 53 shooting. They also dished out 23 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With regard to rebounding, they collected 35 with 8 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Scarlet Knights made 13 of 14 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. Rutgers wrapped up the game having earned a 58.3% field goal percentage (35 of 60) and made 10 out of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Ron Harper is one guy who was a contributor in the game. He finished the game at 61.5% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. He was on the court for 33 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. He recorded 29 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
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Rutgers comes into this game with a win-loss record of 9-5 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 14.9 fouls per contest. As a unit, Rutgers is collecting 37.8 boards per game and has tallied 235 dimes on the year, which is 58th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Scarlet Knights are hitting 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (87 of 257) and 68.0% from the charity stripe. They average 70.4 points per game (230th in the country) while shooting 43.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Scarlet Knights are forcing 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.2 personal fouls. They give up 33.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 103rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (65.4). The Scarlet Knights defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.1% (327 of 796) and they concede 34.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 165th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 170 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Penn State Nittany Lions walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-67 when they played Purdue. The Nittany Lions were able to pull down 20 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 28 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. Purdue was called for 14 fouls in this game which took the Nittany Lions to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to knock down 7 of those for a percentage of 63.6%. In reference to three-point attempts, Penn State made 8 of their 22 attempts (36.4%). When the game finished, the Nittany Lions went 26 for 55 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.3%. The Nittany Lions permitted Purdue to bury 28 out of 58 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.3% for this contest. They finished 37.5% from three-point range by hitting 9 out of 24 and ended up shooting 9 out of 13 at the free throw line (69.2%). Concerning rebounding, Penn State permitted Purdue to grab 29 overall (10 offensive).
Jalen Pickett pitched in for the Nittany Lions for this contest. He accumulated 21 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and had 10 assists for the game. He knocked down 9 of 20 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 45.0%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Penn State has a win-loss record of 7-6 for the campaign. The Nittany Lions have committed 14.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.6% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.3 times per game (183rd in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per game. Penn State has accounted for 875 pts on the season (67.3 per contest) and they pull in 35.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nittany Lions are connecting on 45.2% from the field, which is 141st in the country.
The Penn State defense concedes 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (104 of 302) and opponents are connecting on 70.2% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 13.0 assists and 30.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks 210th and 28th in college basketball. The Nittany Lions on the defensive side of the court are 125th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 66.2. They are able to force 8.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (180th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rutgers
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