Indiana vs. Rutgers - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-12) at Indiana Hoosiers (15-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday at the Assembly Hall.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to snap a five-game losing streak and win their third Big Ten game. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 58.9 points on 39.4 percent shooting and is allowing 63.5 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 14 points and 4.3 assits while Kadeem Jack is averaging 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Bishop Daniels is shooting 41.2 percent from the field and Junior Etou is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have six players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 66.3 percent from the line and 29.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 32.2 percen shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last five games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers have won four of their last six games and remain in the Big Ten hunt. On the season, Indiana is averaging 80.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and is allowing 72.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is aeraging 16.2 points and 4.8 assists. Troy Williams is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Robert Johnson is dishing 2.3 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers have seven players averaging at least 5.2 points, and they’re shooting 72.5 percent form the line and 40.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five straight games.
The Scarlet Knights are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 7-23-1 ATS in their last 31 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Hoosiers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
I've been high on this Indiana team all season long and it plays even better when its on its home court. I don't love this line, but Rutgers simply doesn't have the offensive firepower to keep up.