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Purdue vs. Rutgers - 1/15/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rutgers at Purdue
Date & Time Tuesday January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mackey Arena
West Lafayette, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Purdue -14 -- Over/Under: 138.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Purdue Boilermakers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Mackey Arena.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 68.4 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Eugene Omoruyi is averaging 14.6 points and 1.8 assists while Geo Baker is averaging 13.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. Peter Kiss is dishing 1.4 assists and Montez Mathis is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost their last four road games.

The Purdue Boilermakers look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 78 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Carsen Edwards is averaging 25.3 points and 3.1 assists while Ryan Cline is averaging 12.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Evan Boudreaux is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Matt Haarms is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won all seven home games this season.

The Scarlet Knights are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games, 16-36 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Boilermakers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Boilermakers last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Scarlet Knights last 7 road games.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have a couple of surprising victories over Miami and Ohio State and have been strong ATS on the road. The problem is Rutgers is also shooting just 40.1 percent from the field on the road this season and four of its seven losses have been decided by double digits. The Purdue Boilermakers are 4-2 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite and are outscoring teams by 19.6 points at home while allowing just 39.2 percent shooting. Rutgers is going to have trouble scoring the basketball in this game. I'll take Purdue in a comfortable home victory.

Pick:
Purdue Boilermakers -14

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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