Boilermakers vs. Scarlet Knights Prediction
The 25th-ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights zre the small favorites tonight as they host the Purdue Boilermakers. Is a bet on Rutgers the right way to go in this spot?
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Rutgers Athletic Center at 8PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Scarlet Knights are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 124 points. As of Tuesday morning, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Rutgers. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Boilermakers ease past Badgers
Purdue secured a 70-51 home win Friday night over Wisconsin to improve to 12-8 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten Conference play. The Boilermakers led 33-15 at halftime en route to the victory. Isaiah Thompson paced Purdue with 14 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point distance. He also contributed two assists and two steals. Sasha Stefanovic tallied 12 points and three rebounds. Matt Haarms registered 11 points and three boards as a reserve. Evan Boudreaux added 10 points, 13 caroms and three assists.
Scarlet Knights hold off Cornhuskers
Rutgers recorded a 75-72 home victory Saturday over Nebraska to move to 15-5 overall and 6-3 in conference action. The Scarlet Knights led 38-33 at halftime on their way to the victory. Akwasi Yeboah paced Rutgers with 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also brought down seven rebounds. Caleb McConnell accounted for 12 points, four boards, three assists and two steals. Jacob Young tallied 12 points and three caroms. Montez Mathis added 10 points, five caroms and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last five Tuesday games. Purdue is 1-5-1 ATS in its last seven road games.
The Scarlet Knights are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
Rutgers is having its best season in a very long time and has done a fantastic job protecting its home arena. The Boilermakers are 1-5 straight up on the road and will face a top 10 defense nationally with an offense that occasionally sputters. I'm siding with the hosts here as I think their defense frustrates Purdue and they get enough timely hoops down the stretch to put it away.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS -2.5