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Rutgers vs Northwestern Basketball Picks 2-15-24

Northwestern Wildcats (17-7) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-10)
February 15, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -1; Over/Under: 129.5
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The Northwestern Wildcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at The Rac. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Northwestern vs Rutgers prediction.

Northwestern has Won Two Games In a Row

Northwestern is playing well heading into this game and they have a ton of confidence heading into this game. In the last game against Penn State, the defense gave up only 63 points and they ended up winning by five points. Boo Buie had a strong game putting up 15 points, six assists, and five rebounds. Northwestern is 74.9 points while their defense is giving up 69.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 120th and the defense is going to need to be good here. Boo Buie is averaging 18.8 points while shooting 43.66 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

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How Can Rutgers Build on Last Game?

Rutgers faced off against Wisconsin in the last game and they sure looked dominant. The offense scored 78 points, but even better was the defense gave up 56 points. Rutgers had 44.8 percent of the possession and 58.8 percent of the possession. Rutgers is averaging 66.9 points while their defense is giving up 65 points per game. The defense is ranked 29th in the league and the defense is going to need to step up here. Aundre Hyatt is averaging 11.3 points while shooting 39.1 percent from the field. Rutgers will meet Minnesota after this one.

Northwestern vs Rutgers Betting Prediction 

Rutgers defense was sure impressive in the last game and they are going to step up in this game. Northwestern’s offense has been good overall, but so was Wisconsin’s offense and Rutgers defense sure stepped up in last game. The lack of scoring by Northwestern is going to be the difference here as Rutgers are going to get the job done. Back Rutgers against the spread here. 


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Rutgers -1

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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