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Northwestern vs Rutgers 1/11/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-5) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (12-3)
January 11, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +1.5 / Rutgers Scarlet Knights -1.5; Over/Under: +117
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Northwestern Wildcats meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for their 12th win. The Northwestern Wildcats look for their 13th win.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 71.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 56.2 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Clifford Omoruyi is averaging 13.8 points and 9.9 rebounds, while Cam Spencer is averaging 12.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Caleb McConnell is the third double-digit scorer and Aundre Hyatt is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.

The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 68.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting and allowing 58.9 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Chase Audige is averaging 16 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Boo Buie is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Robbie Beran is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Ty Berry is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

The Scarlet Knights are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 5-0 in Scarlet Knights last 5 road games. The under is 11-4 in Wildcats last 15 overall. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights may be the more impressive team up to this point, but I’m not sure if they should be favored on the road against a solid Northwestern side. The Northwestern Wildcats have issues finding consistent offense, but they’ve still managed to win 12 games, they’ve played up to their competition, and they’re at home. Northwestern holds teams to 35.3 percent shooting at home. I’ll grab the free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Northwestern Wildcats +1.5

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