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Indiana vs Rutgers Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds
Hoosiers vs Scarlet Knights Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Indiana Hoosiers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights
- Where: Piscataway at Jersey Mike’s Arena
- Date: Saturday, December 3rd
- Betting Odds: Indiana -3, IND -160 | RUTGER +131 O/U 134.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Rutgers, the Indiana Hoosiers will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 7-0. On the road, the Hoosiers will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 2-0. So far, the Hoosiers have been favored 7 times, going 7-0 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Indiana as -3 point favorites.
Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into today’s game as the Hoosiers’ leading scorer at 19.17 points per contest. Not only has Jackson-Davis been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Indiana’s top rebounder at 8.33 boards per contest. Behind Jackson-Davis, the team has benefited from the strong play of Xavier Johnson who is second on the team in scoring at 12.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 56.2% of his shots and is adding 4.43 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana this season, as they are currently ranked 184th in college basketball at 71.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoosiers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 258th in the NCAA.
Scarlet Knights Preview:
Rutgers heads into this matchup having played 7 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-2. So far this season, Rutgers has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-0. For the season, Rutgers has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 0-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Scarlet Knights being +3 point underdogs.
Clifford Omoruyi comes into today’s game as the Scarlet Knights’ leading scorer at 16.71 points per contest. Not only has Omoruyi been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Rutgers’ top rebounder at 9.86 boards per contest. Behind Omoruyi, the team has benefited from the strong play of Cam Spencer who is second on the team in scoring at 15.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.3% of his shots and is adding 3.57 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Rutgers this season, as they are currently ranked 302nd in college basketball at 67.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Scarlet Knights’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.6%, placing them 278th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +3
Coming into this game, we see this as a classic opportunity to cash in on a contrarian play, as the public is likely to jump on Indiana as the -3 point favorites. However, our analysis shows that the line for this game is set too high, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are an excellent bet as the home underdogs. While others might get scared off by the Scarlet Knights’ recent record vs the spread at home (4-5-1), we are focused on the line and see it being set too high. In this scenario, we like Rutgers to cover at +3.
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