Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Scarlet Knights vs. Nittany Lions CBB Odds
Looking for Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Scarlet Knights taking on the Nittany Lions on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at the Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Rutgers Penn St. matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(9-5) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-7)
Date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Jordan Center, University Park, PA
CBB Moneyline Odds: RUT -145 | PSU +120
CBB Betting ATS Odds: RUT -1.5 | PSU +1.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 128.5
The Penn State Nittany Lions will host the scorching Rutgers Scarlet Knights this Tuesday for a Big Ten battle.
Rutgers will be favored to win on the road here.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers has improved across the board this season. The Scarlet Knights have won four straight, including a home victory over Michigan, and they could just shock the conference this season with their best year yet.
Ron Harper Jr. came back for his senior year and he’s delivered early. The 6’6 swingman hit the biggest shot in school history in the win over Purdue, and he’s coming off of a 29-point performance against Nebraska. RHJ leads the team in scoring (16.3), while grabbing 7.1 rpg.
Clifford Omoruyi is a massive anchor in the middle. The 6’11 sophomore scores 11.6 ppg, and leads the Scarlet Knights with 7.2 rpg. If Mount Cliff can avoid foul trouble, he should give a small Penn State front line trouble all night.
The guard play has been a big key for Steve Pickiell’s team. Geo Baker joined RHJ and returned for his fifth season, and he brings so much experience to the table. The 6’4 guard averaged double figures during all four years of his stay in New Brunswick, and he’s scoring 11.9 ppg, while dishing out a career-best 4.4 apg.
Paul Mulcahy and Caleb McConnell also bring a ton of veteran leadership to the lineup. McConnell double-doubled in the loss to Seton Hall, while Mulcahy averages a well-rounded 6.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, and a team-leading 4.9 apg.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State skated through non-conference play, but they blessed bettors with a pair of underdog victories over Indiana and Northwestern to open the new year. The Nittany Lions nearly upset Purdue over the weekend, and their proving to be a tough out early.
Seth Lundy has taken an early leap during his junior season. The 6’6 forward scored a season-high 23 points in the road win over Northwestern, and he leads the Nittany Lions in scoring (14.5), while grabbing 6.1 rpg.
John Harrar, a fifth-year senior, joins Lundy in the front court. The 6’10 big is one of the few players who average a double-double in nation, and he will have his hands full for this one. Harrar averages a strong 10.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg.
Jalen Pickett has come into the Penn State backcourt and scored at a high rate early. The Siena transfer scored 21 in the loss to Purdue, and he’s scoring 13.3 ppg, while dishing out a team-leading 4.6 apg.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Rutgers is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Big Ten games.
- Penn St. is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Big Ten games.
- Under is 6-1 in Rutgers last 7 games vs. a team with a record below .500.
Free Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAAB Prediction: Rutgers to Win
Rutgers has won four staight games, and they could make school history if they can somehow keep the momentum rolling thru conference play.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Rutgers ML
Penn State may sneak up on a few teams this year, but we really like this Rutgers squad. Their well-balanced, experienced, and hungry to make the Big Dance in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1976. With wins over Michigan and Purdue already on their record, they feel trustworthy in tight spots like this.
Take Rutger’s ML for this Big Ten matchup, and monitor the spread as it could end up a gift.
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