Indiana Hoosiers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Betting prediction

Indiana Hoosiers vs Rutgers Scarlet Prediction 1/9/2024

The Indiana Hoosiers (11-4) travel to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-6) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway and televised on PEAC. Indiana is coming off a win in their previous game, while Rutgers is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Iowa. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Indiana Hoosiers Are Coming Off A Win

Indiana enters this game as the underdog, which is a role they have struggled in this season, going just 2-4. On the road, the Hoosiers have been outscored by an average of 6.2 points per game, and their record away from home is 2-2.

Overall, Indiana has gone 11-4 this season, and they are coming off a six-point win over Ohio State. Over their last 10 road games, the Hoosiers have gone just 5-5.

Against the spread, Indiana is currently 7-7-1 this season and 1-2-1 on the road. As the underdog, the Hoosiers have gone 3-3 vs. the spread this year and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog. Over their last three road games, Indiana has an ATS mark of 1-1-1.

Indiana’s over/under record this season is 8-7 and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144.9). So far, six of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 159 points compared to their season average of 149.2 points per game.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 14 games, Rutgers has gone 8-6 and is currently riding a two-game losing streak. In Big Ten play, the Scarlet Knights have yet to win a game, going 0-3. At home, Rutgers is 7-3 this season, and over their last 10 games at the Rutgers Athletic Center, they have gone 7-3.

As for their record as the favorite, Rutgers is 7-2, and they have been favored in nine of their 14 games. Their average scoring margin at home is +8.5, and for the season, their scoring margin is +1.1 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Rutgers is just 4-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights are 4-6 ATS. At home, their ATS mark is 4-6 this season and 0-3 over their last three games.

This season, Rutgers’ over/under record is 4-10 and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (136.9). So far, their games have averaged 132.7 points per game. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with those matchups averaging 142 points.

Indiana Offense Breakdown

The Hoosiers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 75.5 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Malik Reneau, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.5, while Kel’el Ware also carries a PPG average of 14.8 into the game.

Malik Reneau (F) 16.5 5.8 2.8
Kel’el Ware (C) 14.8 8.8 1.9
Trey Galloway (G) 10.5 2.1 3.7

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

Rutgers recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 77 points against Iowa. This output exceeded their season average of 68.5 points per game. Mawot Mag led the team in scoring, putting up 24 points. Additionally, Austin Williams contributed 14 points for the Scarlet Knights.

Aundre Hyatt (F) 11.9 5.8 1.4
Clifford Omoruyi (C) 10.7 8.9 0.6
Derek Simpson (G) 9.7 3.1 2.9

Indiana Team Defense

On the defensive side, Indiana is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.7 points per game. Indiana’s three-point defense is currently 191st in the country at 9.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.5% of their shots vs. Indiana.

Rutgers Team Defense

At this time, the Scarlet Knights’ defense is positioned 34th in the country, permitting 64.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Indiana. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.

Hoosiers vs Scarlet Knights Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Indiana has an ATS mark of 3-6-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 66 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Scarlet Knights have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 65 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hoosiers have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights struggled vs the spread going just 0-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.

Hoosiers vs Scarlet Knights Prediction

Not only do we have the Scarlet Knights winning this one by a score of 76-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Scarlet Knights at -3.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 139.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the over.

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