Indiana Hoosiers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Prediction 01/15/20

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An eight-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-4, 3-2 Big 10) when they welcome the Indiana Hoosiers (13-3, 3-2 Big 10) to Louis Brown Athletic Center. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Odds

In their last game, the Scarlet Knights lost a tough one against the Illinois Fighting Illini, 54-51, while the Hoosiers beat the 11th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, 66-54.

Indiana dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.408 (above their season average of 0.323) and a turnover percentage of 14.5 (better than their season average of 16.6). Ohio State was 0.212 and 21.0, respectively, for those same stats. Rutgers, on the other hand, held Illinois to an effective field goal percentage of 0.302 (below their season average of 0.517). Rutgers’ Jacob Young had a solid performance, recording 16 points. Indiana rallied around Rob Phinisee, who had 13 points and seven rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Hoosiers won the most recent contest 89-73. Indiana had a much better turnover percentage (7.8 vs. 15.2). Rutgers, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (29.7 vs. 21.2). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Scarlet Knights currently rank 33rd in offensive rebounding percentage (34.8 percent), while Indiana ranks 34th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.5 percent).

Indiana at Rutgers Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Indiana, ATS Winner – Indiana, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Indiana ranks 36th in blocks per game (4.7) while Rutgers ranks 118th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Hoosiers rank 19th in rebounds allowed per game (30.6) while the Scarlet Knights rank 56th (32.6).
  • Rutgers ranks 261st in three pointers attempted per game (17.8) while Indiana ranks 279th (16.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Hoosiers have scored an average of 63.4 points per game (12.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.4 points per game (1.8 below their season average).
  • The Scarlet Knights’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 17.8, up from 12.8 for the season.