Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Scarlet Knights vs Spartans CBB Odds
Looking for Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Scarlet Knights taking on the Spartans on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan. 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 Scarlet Knights Spartans matchup.
12-13 (3-7 A) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan State Spartans 21-5 (12-1 H)
Date: Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Spartans -17.5
CBB Betting Total: 136½
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The 11th ranked team in the country in the Michigan State Spartans will look to stay on the heels of the top-seeded Michigan Wolverines within the Big Ten Conference with their fourth straight victory. They will also be looking to win their third straight home game after dropping three straight games, recently.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights have truly been terrible to watch as they have struggled on both ends of the floor throughout the season. In all, they are losers of three of their last four games after a loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes at home in their last time out.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Scarlet Knights find themselves only three spots from the cellar of the Big Ten. Their offense continues to struggle in converting on just 41% of their shots on a nightly basis.
Versus the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Scarlet Knights improved in this area by shooting 45% from the perimeter as a team. However, leading scorer on the season in Eugene Omouruyi (14 ppg, 8 rebs) struggled on the night while ending with just 10 points in defeat.
Omouruyi continues to shoot 45% from the floor per game while recording his second double-double in three games in pulling down 11 boards versus Iowa. Geo Baker (13 ppg) also chipped in 13 points for the Scarlet Knights; However, the Hawkeyes were able to control the pace throughout the second half while getting 18 points from Jordan Bohannon in the victory.
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State has not played Rutgers since November of 2018. However, they will certainly be looking for similiar results as they will be looking to assert themselves defensively versus a team in Rutgers that they allowing less than 40% shooting.
In this contest, they held Omouruyi along with Baker to a combined 11-31 shooting on the night. On the other hand, their leading scorer in Cassius Winston (19 ppg, 7 rebs) scored 22 points versus a Scarlet Knights defense which allowed the Spartans to shoot 46% on the night.
Matt McQuaid, however, was the man versus the Ohio State Buckeyes as his 14 points spearheaded the Spartans past a surging Ohio State squad. Winston, despite going 3-15 ended with 13 points along with 8 assists in addition to Kenny Goins recorded a double-double in pulling down 10 rebounds along with scoring 10 points in defeat.
The shorthanded Spartans continue to win games despite being without Nick Ward (hand) along with Jeremy Langford (out for season).
CBB Betting Trends:
- RUTG is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- RUTG is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Ten.
- RUTG is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- MSU is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 9-2 in MSU last 11 overall.
- Under is 9-2 in MSU last 11 vs. Big Ten.
Free Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAAB Prediction:
Michigan State will control the pace throughout this matchup while sweeping the series with a dismal Rutgers squad on Wednesday night. In all, look for the Spartans to pick up a blowout victory in the end with an 87-61 final.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Over 136½
Again, the Spartans not only have the momentum entering the contest, but have bragging rights as well in owning the Scarlet Knights in past meetings. Look for the trends to continue at home where they have won four of five, overall.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights 61 – Michigan State Spartans 87
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