Rutgers vs. Indiana Free Pick ATS – Expert Analysis
When: Tuesday, February 7th: 6:30 ET
Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall Bloomington, IN
Point Spread: RU +4.5/Ind -4.5 (Deposit $200 and get $100 FREE at Bovada Sportsbook! Home of the fastest payouts and best live wagering platform on the web!)
Money Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +163/Indiana Hoosiers -203
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Bloomington, IN, to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in Tuesday night Big Ten play. The betting board lists the host Hoosiers as a – 4.5 point favorite with a total line of -135.5. The tip-off for tonight’s game at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is 6:30 PM ET and can be viewed on BTN.
The point spread on this game opened with Indiana a -4 favorite, and early betting action at most sportsbooks has driven the line up to -4.5. There are some -4s still on some boards, but you’ll have to pay for it in juice, so not much different than buying down if you are locked in to that number. The total line hit some boards as low as 131.5 points but has shot up to 135/135.5.
Last Game Info
Rutgers picked up a victory over Michigan State by a score of 61-55. Heading into the game, the Scarlet Knights were favored to win, with a point spread of -4.5. The combined 116 points did not surpass the 127 total line.
Indiana picked up a victory over Purdue by a score of 79-74. Heading into the game, the Hoosiers were favored to win, with a point spread of -0.5. The combined 153 points finished above the 137.5 total line.
Over their last five games, Rutgers has a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Scarlet Knight’s offense averages 71.0 points per game while hitting 45.7% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 38.9% from the field while allowing 63.6 points per contest.
In their previous five contests, Indiana is 4-1 straight-up and 3-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 72.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 45.7%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 41.4% of their shots while giving up 67.2 points per game.
Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played
This season, the combined power rating of Rutgers’ opponents comes in at 82.2. On the other side, Indiana’s combined opponent power rating is 82.7.
How Does Rutgers Fare On The Road?
For the season, the Scarlet Knights have played seven road games and have a record of 2-5. In these contests, Rutgers is 3-4 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 66.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.6%. On defense, the Scarlet Knights allow 70.9 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 44.0% in these games.
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How Does Indiana Fare At Home?
In their 14 games at home, Indiana has a 10-4 record vs. the spread while going 12-2 straight-up. On offense, the Hoosiers are shooting 52.6% on their home floor, leading to 82.6 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 40.6% in these contests. The Indiana defense is allowing 64.9 points per game at home.
Offense vs. Defense
For the season, Rutgers is averaging 67.9 points per game (302nd) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.3%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against an Indiana defense that has allowed an average of 67.6 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 40.9% of their shots vs. Indiana. On the other side, the Indiana Hoosiers are coming into the game averaging 71.5 points per game on a shooting percentage of 45.9%. The Hoosiers will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 58.4 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 37.5% of their shots vs. the Scarlet Knights.
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From beyond the arc, Rutgers has a shooting percentage of 33.6% while ranking 569th in attempts per game. The Scarlet Knights will be facing an Indiana defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 32.6%. Indiana enters the game having hit 33.9% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.12 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Rutgers has allowed opponents to hit 28.9% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Injuries Of Note
- Mawot Mag (Out) Knee
- Xavier Johnson (Out) Foot
- Jordan Geronimo (Questionable) Leg
- Logan Duncomb (Questionable) Illness
Pick Against The Spread
I like Indiana here. The Hoosiers. They’re 12-1 at home, losing only by one to Northwestern in a game that they stormed back from down 13 in the last three minutes. The Hoosiers have won straight at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, winning all but their five-point win over Purdue as the only one not being by double digits. Rutgers is a very good home team going 13-2 at Jersey Mike’s Arena but is just 2-4 in true road games, losing its last two by 13 to MSU and 11 to Iowa. Take the Hoosiers and lay the 4.5. Bet your college basketball predictions for FREE this week by scoring a 100% REAL CASH bonus up to $500 when you enter bonus promo code PREDICTEM on the Special Offers Page after you’ve deposited and before you place your first bet at Everygame Sportsbook! In business since 1983 and considered to be the most trusted bookie on the web! Click here to get rolling now!