Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-1) vs Saint Peter's Peacocks (1-3)
2023-11-27 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -16 -- Over/Under: 122
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In an exciting NCAAB showdown set to take place on November 27, 2023, the Saint Peter’s Peacocks will face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Both teams are sitting in 6th place in their respective conferences and are hungry for a win. The Peacocks are entering the game with a 1-3 record, while the Scarlet Knights are riding high with a 4-1 record. This matchup promises to be a battle of contrasting styles, and we’ll dive into the stats and analysis to see who holds the upper hand. Take a look at our Saint Peter’s vs Rutgers Prediction.
Saint Peter’s Struggles in Shooting and Defense
The Peacocks’ offensive woes have been evident, as they are averaging a modest 66.2 points per game, ranking them 317th in the league. Their struggles are most noticeable in their field goal shooting, where they have managed only a 39.1% success rate. The three-point line hasn’t been much friendlier to them, as they shoot at a 32.5% clip. However, a silver lining can be found at the free-throw line, where they shine with an impressive 82.9 free-throw percentage. The Peacocks’ rebounding game has been respectable, averaging 36.8 total rebounds per contest.
Defensively, Saint Peter’s has done well to contain their opponents, allowing an average of 64.5 points per game, ranking them 63rd nationally. Their opponents are finding success from the field, shooting at a 44.3% clip. Their three-point defense has not been as effective, with opponents hitting 36.8% of their attempts.
The Peacocks are facing a tough challenge against Rutgers, a team with a solid defense and a more efficient offense. Saint Peter’s will need to improve their shooting and tighten up their defense to have a chance in this matchup. They must capitalize on their strength at the free-throw line and work on their three-point shooting to create opportunities on offense. Defensively, they should focus on contesting shots and limiting second-chance opportunities for the Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers’ Defensive Dominance and Offensive Efficiency
Rutgers has showcased an efficient offense, averaging 70.4 points per game, ranking them 258th nationally. While their field goal percentage of 42.9 may not be exceptional, it is still superior to their upcoming opponents. Their three-point shooting, though not prolific at 28.4%, they need to figure out how to find better looks. However, free-throw shooting is a concern with a percentage of 63.6. On the boards, the Scarlet Knights excel with an average of 39.8 rebounds per game.
Rutgers boasts an impressive defense, allowing just 58.6 points per game, placing them ninth in the nation. Their defense shines with a field goal percentage allowed of 36.8 and a three-point defense that holds opponents to 32.5% shooting. Their ability to limit their opponents’ scoring has been a significant factor in their success.
The Scarlet Knights enter this matchup with a clear advantage in both offense and defense. Their strong defensive performance, especially in field goal and three-point percentage defense, should pose a challenge for the struggling Saint Peter’s offense. Offensively, Rutgers needs to continue their efficient scoring and capitalize on their rebounding strength. If they maintain their defensive prowess, they are poised to secure a comfortable win in this NCAAB showdown.
David’s Pick – Rutgers Scarlet Knights -16
In this NCAAB matchup between Saint Peter’s and Rutgers, the statistics clearly favor the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers possesses a more balanced and efficient offense, averaging 70.4 points per game compared to Saint Peter’s 66.3. Their field goal percentage (42.9 vs. 39.1) and superior three-point shooting (28.4% vs. 32.5%) give them an edge on the offensive end. Furthermore, their defense, allowing just 58.6 points per game compared to Saint Peter’s 64.5, is formidable.
Rutgers also excels in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to 36.8 compared to Saint Peter’s 39.1. These stats indicate that Rutgers has a more potent offense and a stingier defense, making them the clear favorites in this matchup. With their advantage in both scoring and defense, I confidently predict that the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will secure a convincing victory in this NCAAB showdown, improving their record to 5-1, while Saint Peter’s is likely to drop to 1-4.