Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
TV: Youtube TV
The Northwestern Wildcats (12-3) will try to defeat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-5) at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights stepped onto the hardwood against Iowa and took a loss by a score of 76-65 in their last game. Rutgers ended with a 38.1% FG percentage (24 of 63) and buried 5 of their 18 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Scarlet Knights buried 12 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 10 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. In regard to defending, Rutgers allowed the other team to go 44.6% from the floor on 25 of 56 shooting. Iowa earned 17 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Iowa snagged 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Iowa shot 73.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 19 tries. They converted 12 of their 27 attempts from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Scarlet Knights left the arena with 16 while Iowa recorded 14 personal fouls.
Cam Spencer is a player who was a major factor in the game. He finished shooting 40.0% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and grabbed 5 rebounds. He walked away with 13 points on 4 of 10 shooting.
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Rutgers comes into this contest with a mark of 11-5 so far this season. They average 71.5 pts per contest (184th in the country) while hitting 43.9% from the field. The Scarlet Knights are hitting 31.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (90 of 287) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Rutgers is grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 243 dimes for the year, which is 90th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.0 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Scarlet Knights have forced 17.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They rank 67th in college hoops in giving up assists with 173 conceded so far this year. The Scarlet Knights defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 37.1% (319 of 860) and they surrender 33.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They relinquish 27.1% on three-point shots while they are 4th in D-1 in PPG allowed (56.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Northwestern Wildcats walked away with a victory by a final of 84-83 when they played Indiana. In the matter of rebounding, Northwestern allowed Indiana to snag 38 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They went 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 9 of 18 and ended up shooting 10 of 14 at the charity stripe (71.4%). The Wildcats allowed Indiana to bury 32 out of their 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.6% in this contest. Overall, the Wildcats went 29 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.0%. With regard to shooting from distance, Northwestern made 7 of their 19 tries (36.8%). They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a clip of 67.9%. Indiana earned 21 fouls for the contest which took the Wildcats to the charity stripe for 28 shots. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 14 steals in the matchup. The Wildcats earned 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this game.
Boo Buie was important for the Wildcats in this matchup. He racked up 26 points in his 35 mins on the court and accounted for 2 assists for the game. He buried 10 of 18 for the contest for a rate of 55.6%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Northwestern has a mark of 12-3 for the year. The Wildcats commit 16.0 fouls per game and they shoot 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per game (169th in the nation) and they turn it over 10.9 times per contest. Northwestern has totaled 1,032 points for the season (68.8 per contest) and they grab 38.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 38.5% from the floor, which ranks them 355th in the nation.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 13th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 58.9. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 37.5% from the floor (9th in college hoops). The Northwestern defense allows 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (117 of 356) and their opponents are connecting on 68.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.3 assists and 36.1 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 161st and 279th in those categories on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Northwestern and under the total points
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