Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Scarlet Knights CBB Odds
Looking for Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Scarlet Knights on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Wildcats Scarlet Knights matchup.
(10-7) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-8)
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 130
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This Big Ten matchup features the Northwestern Wildcats and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
In the last game between these teams, Rutgers ended up winning 67-58 in overtime.
The Wildcats have had a rough start to Big Ten play, starting 1-5. They enter this game on a two game losing streak and really need to turn their season around with a road win.
The offense for the Wildcats has struggled pretty much all season long. They are scoring just 70.7 points per game, but in conference play they are averaging 62 points per game. For them to have a chance in this game, they need to score at least 70 points or more.
The defense for the Wildcats has actually been overall decent. They only allow 64.8 points per game, which ranks them at 34th in the country. However, in conference game they are allowing 71.2 points per game. Their best defensive stat is their ability to shut down the three point shot. Opponents are shooting 28.7% from deep range, which is 16th in the country. The key for the Wildcats will be holding the Scarlet Knights below 70 points. This is something they should be able to do given that the Rutgers offense has not been good this season.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers have also struggled this season sitting at 1-5 in Big Ten play. A win against another struggling team is exactly what they need if they are going to turn their season around.
The Scarlet Knights have not been good at all this season when it comes to their offensive efficiency. They are scoring 67.5 points per game, which is 306th in the country. In Big Ten games, they are averaging 63.7 points per game. Rutgers are only shooting 40.7% from the field, so the key for them in this game will be to knock down their open shots and create easy scoring opportunities with their defense.
The Scarlet Knights do not have the worst defense in the world as they only allow 66.9 points per game. However, in their six conference games this season, they are allowing 77 points per game. The key for the Scarlet Knights is to hold the Wildcats under the 70 point mark.
CBB Betting Trends:
- NW are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- NW are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Fri. games.
- Over is 7-1 in RUTG last 8 vs. Big Ten.
Free Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Prediction:
Northwestern has yet to win a game on the road this season and that trend will continue as the Scarlet Knights pick up a win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 130
While both teams have bad scoring offenses, they should still score enough points to see the total go over.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Northwestern 64 – Rutgers 68
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