Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Betting prediction

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Prediction 1/17/2024

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-4) travel to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-7) on Wednesday, January 17th. This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway and televised on BTN. Both Nebraska and Rutgers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Nebraska enters this game with a record of 13-4, including a 3-3 mark in Big Ten play. So far, the Cornhuskers have played 17 games, going 10-1 in non-conference action compared to 3-3 in Big Ten games.

On the road, Nebraska has gone 2-3, with their average margin of defeat sitting at -1.6 points per game. They come into this game having lost their last two road games, and over their last 10 road games, they are just 4-6.

As the underdog, Nebraska has gone 3-3 vs. the spread this season and is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Cornhuskers have an ATS record of 2-3 this year and are 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Nebraska games this year (147.6). So far, 15 of their 17 games have had higher over/under lines than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 162 points compared to the season average of 147.4 points per game.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite a 1-4 record in Big Ten play, Rutgers has been dominant at home this season, going 8-3 compared to a 1-4 mark on the road. They’ll be looking to bounce back from a 73-55 loss to Michigan State in their last game.

On the season, Rutgers has been favored in 10 of their 16 games, going 8-2 in those contests. They are currently on a two-game winning streak at home and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games at the RAC.

At home this season, Rutgers has an ATS record of 5-6 and an overall ATS record of 7-9. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Scarlet Knights have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. Their ATS mark vs. the spread this year when favored is 5-5, and their last three home ATS record is 1-2.

This season, the over/under record for Rutgers games is 4-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 131.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (137) and so far, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Nebraska offense ended with 76 points against Iowa. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.6% and made 4 threes. Offensively, the Cornhuskers have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 182nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 184th in percentage and 43rd in three-pointers made.

Brice Williams (G) 12.8 5.5 2.8
Keisei Tominaga (G) 14.5 1.8 1.3
Rienk Mast (F) 13.3 8.5 2.9

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

The Rutgers offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 55 points versus Michigan State. During the game, they attempted 18 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 37%. Leading Rutgers in scoring vs. Michigan State was Aundre Hyatt with his 14 points. Mawot Mag also added 12 points for the Scarlet Knights.

Aundre Hyatt (F) 12.0 5.5 1.3
Clifford Omoruyi (C) 9.9 9.0 0.6
Derek Simpson (G) 9.4 2.9 2.8

Nebraska Team Defense

At present, the Cornhuskers’ defense is nationally ranked 105th, allowing 69.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Iowa, the Hawkeyes finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 94 points vs. Nebraska.

Rutgers Team Defense

The Scarlet Knights’ defense is presently ranked 31st nationally, allowing an average of 64.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Rutgers’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.8% this season.

Cornhuskers vs Scarlet Knights Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Nebraska has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 70 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Rutgers has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 64 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Cornhuskers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Rutgers has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 8-2 straight up.

Cornhuskers 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 -2.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 140.5, and our model projects the Cornhuskers and Scarlet Knights to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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