Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Purdue Boilermakers - 1/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Purdue Boilermakers (15-3) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-12)
College Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Purdue Boilermakers will travel to play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a Big Ten game on Monday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-12 (0-5) and are coming off of a loss to Ohio State by a score of 94-68. Rutgers has lost all of their conference games this season, including four games by double digits. Rutgers has really struggled this season and look like they are in for a long Big Ten season. Rutgers is averaging 68 points per game while giving up 75.7 points per game. Rutgers is also averaging 36.2 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. Corey Sanders is averaging 13.6 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for Rutgers. Mike Williams is averaging 11.8 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 33% on three-pointers, and 41.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 15-3 (3-2) and are coming off of a win against Penn State by a score of 74-57. Purdue has alternated wins and losses in conference play, but I don’t see that trend continuing here, as they should get an easy win in this game. Purdue is averaging 78.2 points per game while giving up 61 points per game. Purdue is also averaging 42.5 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game. A.J. Hammons is averaging 13.8 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game for Purdue. Isaac Haas is averaging 11 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Boilermakers. Purdue is shooting 74.5% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 46.7% on all field goal attempts.
Purdue is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games. Purdue is 21-9 ATS in their last 30 conference games. The under is 9-3 in Purdue’s last 12 road games. Rutgers is 15-1 ATS in their last 16 Monday games. Rutgers is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 6-0 in the Rutgers last 6 games.
Rutgers has been very bad this season and will have trouble with a very good Purdue team. Rutgers struggles to score consistently, while Purdue has played very good defense. I like Purdue to get the easy win in this one.