Nebraska vs. Rutgers Prediction
Rutgers will have a golden opportunity to pick up another conference win on Saturday when the Scarlet Knights host a struggling Nebraska team at 2:00 p.m. ET. That said, is Rutgers a good play in this matchup or is there better value on the board for bettors?
627 Nebraska (+13) at 628 Rutgers (-13); o/u 141.5
2:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 62% of betting tickets are on Rutgers to cover the spread in this matchup.
Nebraska Player Spotlight
Cam Mack totaled 20 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3PT, 7-11 FT), nine assists, three rebounds and a block across 37 minutes Saturday against Indiana. Mack led Nebraska in scoring, but he struggled to find his shooting touch, knocking down just 33.3 percent of his field goals in the 82-74 loss. He's been a constant source of production for his squad this season, averaging 12.9 points, 6.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds across 18 games.
Rutgers Player Spotlight
Ron Harper tallied 22 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3PT, 12-12 FT), five rebounds and two blocks across 32 minutes Tuesday against Penn State. Harper scored more than half of his points from the charity stripe, knocking down all 12 of his attempts. He also contributed by swatting away two shots, his second straight game with two blocks. The sophomore forward has finished in double figures in four of his last five matchups, and he'll look to keep it rolling Saturday at Illinois.
NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cornhuskers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The Scarlet Knights are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
Rutgers has been hot at the betting window, posting an 8-0-1 ATS record over its last nine home games. The Scarlet Knights are also 18-6-3 against the spread in their last 27 games overall, are 6-0-1 against the number in their last seven games when favored and are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games as a home favorite. On the other side, the Cornhuskers are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games after covering the spread in their previous contest.
Saturday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -13