Coppin State Eagles (5-11) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-4)
December 30, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -25.5 / Coppin State Eagles +25.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Coppin State Eagles and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Friday in college basketball action at the Jersey Mike’s Arena. The Coppin State Eagles look for their sixth win. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for their ninth win.
The Coppin State Eagles are averaging 75.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 86.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Sam Sessoms is averaging 22.9 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Nendah Tarke is averaging 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. Justin Steers is dishing 1.1 assists and Justin Winston is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Coppin State Eagles are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Coppin State Eagles are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 71.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 54.3 points on 36.2 percent shooting. Clifford Omoruyi is averaging 14.6 points and 9.8 rebounds, while Cam Spencer is averaging 12.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Aundre Hyatt is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb McConnell is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 25.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 11-4-1 in Eagles last 16 overall. The over is 4-0 in Scarlet Knights last 4 Friday games.
This is a lot of points, and I’m not sure the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are good enough to lay these sorts of numbers, but they do win at home by an average of 24.7 points. The Coppin State Eagles don’t play a lick of defense, and they lose on the road by an average of 15.5 points. Rutgers should win this game comfortably. It’s the chalk or pass for me.