Indiana vs. Rutgers Pick
Can Indiana pick up a win on the road when the Hoosiers face Rutgers in Big Ten play tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Indiana is favored on the road tonight, as the Hoosiers are getting odds of -3 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 129 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Indiana has dropped four straight coming into today, including losses at Ohio State and Illinois. The Hoosiers are 12-12 overall, 5-7 in the Big Ten and 13-11 against the spread. IU is averaging 71.6 points per game on offense this season while allowing 71.1 per game on defense. Juwan Morgan is leading Indiana this season with 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Robert Johnson is adding 13.2 points and 4.6 boards per contest.
Rutgers has lost five straight coming into today, including losses at home to Purdue and Nebraska. The Scarlet Knights are 12-13 overall, 2-10 in the Big Ten and 9-8 against the spread. Rutgers is averaging 65.7 points per game this season while allowing 64.8 per game on defense. Corey Sanders is leading the team with 14.2 points and 3.2 assists per game while Deshawn Freeman is adding 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Indiana has won four straight meetings with Rutgers and the home team has covered the spread in the last two meetings. While Indiana is on a losing streak, the Hoosiers are still covering. They have had a tough stretch of playing Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan State in its last three. The Hoosiers will be excited to get a chance to face a team like Rutgers, which hasn’t been covering or winning lately. The public betting is split on this game, but I will take Indiana to cover on the road.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA -3