Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 1/29/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-6) are headed to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday where they will try to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-8).
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights stepped onto the hardwood against Penn State and earned the victory with a final of 65-45 in their last contest. Rutgers finished the contest having earned a 46.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 50) and converted 4 of their 13 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Scarlet Knights knocked down 15 of 19 tries for a rate of 78.9%. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled 41 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 7 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to the defense, Rutgers let their opponent shoot 33.3% from the floor on 18 out of 54 shooting. Penn State earned 9 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Penn State collected 25 boards (3 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Penn State finished 55.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 5 of their 9 attempts. They converted 4 out of their 26 attempts from 3-point range. When talking about fouls, the Scarlet Knights finished with 14 and Penn State recorded 17 fouls.
Clifford Omoruyi is a player who was a contributor in this game. He ended up shooting 85.7% from the floor but finished the game without a dime. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and pulled down 10 rebounds. He accounted for 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting.
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Rutgers enters this game with a win-loss record of 14-6 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game and as a squad they are committing 15.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Rutgers is pulling down 38.9 boards per game and has racked up 302 assists for the year, which is 102nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Scarlet Knights are connecting on 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc (113 of 359) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They average 70.0 pts per contest (220th in college basketball) while shooting 42.9% from the floor.
On defense, the Scarlet Knights have forced 15.6 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They rank 47th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 222 conceded for the year. The Scarlet Knights are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 37.4% (407 of 1,087) and they surrender 33.6 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 28.8% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 4th in D-1 in PPG allowed (57.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 63-61 when they faced Michigan State. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Iowa permitted Michigan State to grab 32 in total (10 on the offensive side). They finished 40.0% from downtown by shooting 8 of 20 and finished the game at 7 out of 12 from the charity stripe (58.3%). The Hawkeyes allowed Michigan State to bury 24 out of their 62 tries from the floor which left them shooting 38.7% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Hawkeyes finished the game shooting 26 for 57 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.6%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Iowa converted 3 of their 17 attempts (17.6%). They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 46.2%. Michigan State was called for 15 fouls in the matchup which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Hawkeyes were able to corral 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this game.
Ahron Ulis was important for the Hawkeyes for the contest. He made 8 of 10 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He totaled 17 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in this game.
Iowa has a record of 12-8 so far this year. The Hawkeyes commit 14.2 fouls every game and they shoot 72.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 16.6 times per contest (19th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 10.4 times per game. Iowa has earned 1,614 pts this season (80.7 per game) and they average 38.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 134th in Division 1.
The Iowa defense gives up 34.6% on shots from distance (140 of 405) and their opposition knocks down 72.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 13.8 assists and 35.9 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 261st and 277th in the country. The Hawkeyes on the defensive end are ranked 277th in college basketball in points given up per game with 73.0. They have forced 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (296th in college basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Iowa and under the total points
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