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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Wildcats vs. Rutgers
- (20-10) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-12)
- Date: Sunday, March 5th
- Time: 7:30 ET
- Venue: Jersey Mike’s Arena, Piscataway
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Wildcats +185 | Scarlet Knights -230
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Northwestern +5 | Rutgers -5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 125.5
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At this point, Northwestern heads into their matchup vs Rutgers with a record of 20-10 while looking to shake a 3 game losing streak. Presently, in their 10 road games this season, the Wildcats have a record of 6-4.
Having been the underdog in 15 games, the Wildcats have gone 8-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Northwestern currently has a record of 11-8 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 9-2.
Coming into the game, Boo Buie is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.3 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Buie is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and adding 4.6 assists. Northwestern’s second leading scorer is Chase Audige, who has hit 37.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.3 points per game.
The Wildcats offense heads into the game, ranked 148th in the NCAA at 73.0 points per contest. In addition, Northwestern’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 61.31% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 305th in overall field goal percentage at 42.7%. When the Wildcats have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.7% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Northwestern is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.1 per contest, placing them just 433rd in college basketball. Currently, Northwestern’s 35.5 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Wildcats are averaging 9.6 offensive boards per game.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Overall, Rutgers has an 18-12 overall record. So far, Rutgers has been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 14-4.
Getting ready to play for the 20 times as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights have gone 14-6 in those matchups. Playing at home, Rutgers comes into this game as -5 point favorites.
At this moment, Rutgers currently has a record of 10-9 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Clifford Omoruyi is the team leader in scoring, averaging 13.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Omoruyi is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and adding 0.9 assists. Rutgers’ second leading scorer is Cam Spencer, who has hit 44.0% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.9 points per game.
Scarlet Knights Key Stats
At this point, the Rutgers offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 67.9 points per game. This figure places them just 302nd in college basketball. In addition, Rutgers’ offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 68.61% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 196th in overall field goal percentage at 44.3%. When the Scarlet Knights have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 33.6% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Rutgers is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.4 per contest, placing them just 629th in college basketball. Currently, Rutgers’ 35.4 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Scarlet Knights are averaging 10.2 offensive boards per game.
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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights CBB Betting Trends
- First, Northwestern is 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Wildcats are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Northwestern is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 5-5 SU.
- At this point, Wildcats are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Scarlet Knights are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Northwestern Wildcats +5
If you are looking to get a wager down on today’s matchup betwen the Northwestern Wildcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights, we see Northwestern as the best bet on the spread at +5. Look for the Wildcats’ offense to continue their strong 3-point shooting as they are averaging 8.35 made 3’s per contest. Not only do they have the edge from beyond the arc, but they also have a good track record vs the spread as the underdog. In Northwestern’s last 10 games on the road, they have an ATS mark of 7-3. Going into the game, we feel good about grabbing Northwestern +5.
Free Northwestern vs. Rutgers CBB Betting Pick: Northwestern ATS
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