Looking to win big? The Cornhuskers and Scarlet Knights face off at 7:00 ET on BTN. The Scarlet Knights are hosting the game at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 142 points, and the Scarlet Knights are favored to win at home against the Cornhuskers.
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS VS RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -3
This game will be played at Jersey Mike’s Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.
WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Scarlet Knights.
- Not only will Rutgers pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Nebraska Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
Nebraska heads into this game as a three-point underdog and they are 3-3 in Big Ten play compared to their 10-1 non-conference record. On the road, the Cornhuskers have gone 2-3 compared to their 11-1 home record.
Over their last 10 road games, Nebraska has gone 4-6, and they are coming off a 94-76 loss to Iowa. So far this season, the Cornhuskers have been the underdog in six games, going 3-3.
As the underdog, Nebraska has gone 3-3 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is just 2-3 and their last 10 road ATS record is 4-6. In their last three games as the underdog, the Cornhuskers are 1-2 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Nebraska is 11-6 and their games have averaged 147.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 is lower than their season average OU line of 147.6. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 162 points.
The Nebraska offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. Iowa. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.6% while connecting on 4 threes. Leading Nebraska in scoring vs. Iowa was Rienk Mast with his 14 points. Josiah Allick also added 14 points for the Cornhuskers.
Coming into today’s game, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 69.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.4 threes per game vs. Rutgers. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.2%.
Can the Scarlet Knights Secure a Win at Home?
After losing to Michigan State 73-55, Rutgers looks to bounce back and improve its 1-4 conference record. The Scarlet Knights are 8-3 at home this season and have won two straight games at home.
So far, Rutgers has been favored in 10 of its 16 games, going 8-2 in those matchups. The team’s average scoring margin at home is +8.5 compared to -8.6 on the road.
As the favorite, Rutgers has gone 5-5 vs. the spread this season and is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. Overall, their home ATS record is 5-6 and they are 7-9 ATS for the season.
Today’s over/under line of 142 is higher than the average over/under line in Rutgers’ games this season (137). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 138 points.
The Rutgers offense is coming off a game where they scored 55 points against Michigan State. They posted a field goal percentage of 37% and connected on 7 threes. One area that the Rutgers offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 69th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 39%.
This season, the Rutgers defense has been impressive, holding the 30th position in the country while permitting an average of 64.3 points per contest. So far, the Rutgers defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.9 times per game (469th).