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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Scarlet Knights vs. Purdue
- (19-13) Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Purdue Boilermakers (26-5)
- Date: Friday, March 10th
- Time: 12:00 ET
- Venue: United Center, Chicago
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Scarlet Knights +195 | Boilermakers -240
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Rutgers +5.5 | Purdue -5.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 127.5
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
At this point, Rutgers holds a 19-13 record. Meanwhile, in their 13 road games this season, Rutgers has a record of 5-8.
Having been the underdog in 11 games, the Scarlet Knights have gone 5-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Rutgers currently has a record of 11-10 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 9.8 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 12.7 points per game.
Scarlet Knights Offense
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.
At this point, Purdue heads into their matchup vs Rutgers with a record of 26-5 and riding a 2 game win streak. Presently, the Boilermakers have been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 16-2.
Getting ready to play for the 26 times as the favorite, Purdue has gone 23-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Boilermakers come into this game as -5.5 point favorites.
At this moment, Purdue currently has a record of 15-5 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 11-0.
Coming into the game, Zach Edey is the team leader in scoring, averaging 21.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Edey is grabbing 12.8 rebounds and adding 1.5 assists. Purdue’s second leading scorer is Fletcher Loyer, who has hit 37.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.6 points per game.
Boilermakers Key Stats
At this time, the Boilermakers offense is one of the top units in the country at 79.8 points per game, placing them 18th in the NCAA. In addition, Purdue’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.99% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 13th in overall field goal percentage at 49.3%. When the Boilermakers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 39.1% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Purdue is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.1 per contest, placing them just 548th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 38.6 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.2 offensive boards per game.
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Purdue Boilermakers CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Rutgers is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Scarlet Knights are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Rutgers is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 4-6 SU.
- At this point, Scarlet Knights are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Boilermakers are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Purdue Boilermakers CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +5.5
After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Purdue Boilermakers as the favorites to win. Not only do the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have a mediocre record vs. the spread at away of late 5-5, but Purdue also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage.
Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -5.5 points in favor of the Boilermakers is too high and there is good value on grabbing Rutgers vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Purdue Boilermakers as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Rutgers taking the points.
Free Rutgers vs. Purdue CBB Betting Pick: Rutgers ATS
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