Three years ago, Chris Collins was the toast of Evanston, Illinois. Collins led Northwestern to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Cats even won a game to make the second round. However, since that Betting on college basketball landmark achievement its been a fast and free fall. Northwestern is one of the worst teams in all of the college hoops. By contrast, it’s shaping up like a dream season for Rutgers. Head coach Steve Pikiell has the Scarlet Knights ranked for the first time since 1979. Most important of all RU has been highly profitable this year.
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
|Date and Time:||Sunday, February 9, 2020, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey|
|Northwestern vs. Rutgers TV Coverage:||BTN|
|Betting on College Basketball Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Overview
Late on Rutgers has cooled off with just one cover in their last four games. RU now has a sports betting record of 16-6 straight up, 13-6-2 against the spread and 10-11 under the total. Overall RU ranks 183rd in the country for scoring offense and 17th for points allowed.
Northwestern is far and away from the worst team in the Big Ten. Consider a record of 6-15 straight up, 8-13 vs. the odds, and 9-11 under the total. NU has national metrics of 183rd for scoring offense and 17th for points allowed. To illuminate the Cats have covered only one of their last four games.
Key Wildcats: F Miller Kopp (13.4 PTS, 3.7 REB, 1.0 AST, 42.1 FGPCT, 86.5 FTPCT, 39.6 3PPCT), G Pat Spencer (11.0 PTS, 3.8 REB, 3.8 AST, 46.1 FGPCT, 78.6 FTPCT, 29.3 3PPCT), G Boo Buie (10.0 PTS, 1.8 REB, 2.4 AST, 39.0 FGPCT, 73.7 FTPCT, 34.4 3PPCT)
Key Scarlet Knights: G Ron Harper Jr (11.6 PTS, 5.8 REB, 1.1 AST, 42.7 FGPCT, 74.3 FTPCT, 29.3 3PPCT), F Akwasi Yeboah (9.9 PTS, 4.5 REB, 0.7 AST, 44.0 FGPCT, 73.2 FTPCT, 38.7 3PPCT), G Geo Baker (9.7 PTS, 2.5 REB, 3.5 AST, 36.9 FGPCT, 76.9 FTPCT, 25.6 3PPCT)
Northwestern And Rutgers Vs. the Line
The Wildcats are:
- 4-2-1 against the spread in their last seven away games
- 5-3 over the total on the road
- 3-1 against the spread in their last four matchups at Rutgers
- 1-3 under the total in head to head away games with the Scarlet Knights
- 2-4 vs. the odds in their last six games as a dog
- 2-5 under the total when getting points
The Scarlet Knights are:
- 8-1-1 against the spread in their last 11 games as a favorite
- 2-4 under the total when laying points
- 9-1 on the board in their last 10 home games
- 2-5 under the total in-home court action
- 3-2 with the odds in their last five games against Northwestern
- 3-2 over the total when playing the Wildcats
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds
In this situation, Northwestern is simply down, out and dreadful. By contrast, it’s been as good as it gets for Rutgers. As mentioned earlier the Scarlet Knights have been a tremendous Betting on college basketball value at home and as chalk. Northwestern has done nothing to merit handicapping support in a truly poor 2019-20 performance.
Northwestern vs. Rutgers NCAA Betting Online Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Northwestern vs. Rutgers NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Rutgers 81, Northwestern 64