Rutgers vs. Indiana - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (18-9) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-17)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Indiana Hoosiers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Sunday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The Indiana Hoosiers look to get back on track after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Indiana is averaging 79 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 72.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 16.1 points and five assists while James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Troy Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Johnson is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers have four players averaging at least 9.4 points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 41.4 percent shooting from deep. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last 11 games.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to play spoiler after losing their last 10 games. On the season, Rutgers is averaging 58.2 points on 38.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Myles Mack is averaging 13.9 points and 4.3 assists while Kadeem Jack is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Bishop Daniels is dishing 1.7 assists and Junior Etou is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have four players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 65.7 percent from the line and 29.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in five of its last seven games.
The Hoosiers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Scarlet Knights are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
Rutgers seems to have thrown in the towel on the season and isn't winning games or covering them. With the way Indiana shoots the ball, this one is sure to get ugly. Expect the Hoosiers to win by double digits.