Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-8) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will travel to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a Big Ten Conference game on Saturday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-10 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss to Maryland by a score of 88-63. Maryland rolled over Rutgers in this game, as they were up 28 points at halftime. Bishop Daniels had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Rutgers. Corey Sanders added 16 points and 4 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers was out rebounded by a total of 49-27 and had 11 assists in their defeat. Rutgers is averaging 68.8 points per game while giving up 73.7 points per game. Rutgers is also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Corey Sanders is averaging 13.5 points per game and 3.5 assists per game, while Mike Williams is averaging 11.6 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game. Rutgers is shooting 68.3% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 42.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-8 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss to Iowa by a score of 77-66. Nebraska trailed by 9 points at halftime and was never able to come back in this one. Tai Webster had 22 points and 5 rebounds for Nebraska. Shavon Shields added 13 points and 6 rebounds for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska was out rebounded by a total of 37-34 and had 8 assists in their defeat. Nebraska is averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 68.1 points per game. Nebraska is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Andrew White is averaging 16.8 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. Nebraska is shooting 71% on free throws, 36.5% on three-pointers, and 44.5% on all field goal attempts.
Nebraska is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games. Nebraska is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games. The over is 8-0 in Nebraska’s last 8 road games. Rutgers is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Rutgers is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in the Rutgers last 4 games.
Neither of these teams has impressed me this year and this could be a very ugly game. Rutgers really struggles on the offensive end, but does have the home court advantage in this game. Nebraska does seem to be the better team, so I will pick them here.