The Indiana Hoosiers (16-7, 7-5 Big Ten) hope to extend a four-game home winning streak when hosting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-7, 8-4 Big Ten) on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET.
The Hoosiers square off with the Scarlet Knights in a game that Indiana is currently a favorite by 4.5 points. The point total for the matchup is 135.5.
Indiana vs. Rutgers Odds
Point Spread for Indiana vs. Rutgers
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Indiana as the favorite.
Indiana vs. Rutgers Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Indiana has -192 odds to pick up the win, while Rutgers is listed at +165 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 135.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
- Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
- Location: Bloomington, Indiana
- Arena: Assembly Hall
Indiana vs. Rutgers Betting Trends
In the Indiana’s 23 games this season, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Hoosiers have come away with 13 wins in the 15 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Indiana’s games this year have gone over the total in 14 out of 23 opportunities (60.9%).
Rutgers has 16 wins against the spread in 23 games this year. The Scarlet Knights have compiled a 2-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 33.3% of those games). Rutgers’ games this season have gone over the point total 10 times in 23 opportunities (43.5%).
Indiana vs. Rutgers Key Players to Watch
Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 19.8 points and 11.0 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also averaging 3.4 assists, shooting 57.6% from the field. Jalen Hood-Schifino leads his team in assists per contest (4.3), and also posts 12.5 points and 4.0 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Race Thompson is putting up 7.6 points, 1.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per contest. Malik Reneau puts up 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Clifford Omoruyi is the Scarlet Knights’ top scorer (13.4 points per game) and rebounder (10.0), and produces 1.0 assists. Cam Spencer gets the Scarlet Knights 12.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. He also delivers 2.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Paul Mulcahy is the Scarlet Knights’ top assist man (4.9 per game), and he contributes 9.3 points and 3.5 rebounds. The Scarlet Knights receive 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game from Caleb McConnell.
What you need to know about the Indiana Hoosiers
Indiana has covered six times in 12 matchups with a spread in conference play this season. The Hoosiers are 46th in college basketball with 77.6 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 125th with 67.6 points allowed per contest. Indiana is 59th in the nation with 34.3 rebounds per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 101st with 29.9 rebounds allowed per contest.
Offensively the Hoosiers have performed better when playing at home this season, putting up 83.2 points per game, compared to 67.8 per game in away games. With a 38.1% three-point percentage this season, Indiana is 24th-best in the nation. It ranks 284th in college basketball by making 6.4 threes per contest. The Hoosiers are 184th in the country with 7.2 treys allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 148th with a 32.9% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Hoosiers are 5-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Indiana has hit the over six times. Indiana’s offense has been worse over its last 10 games, racking up 74.4 points a contest compared to the 77.6 it has averaged this season. Indiana has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 70.6 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 67.6 it has surrendered this year.
What you need to know about the Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers has won nine games against the spread this season in conference play, while failing to cover three times. Offensively, the Scarlet Knights are the 192nd-ranked team in the country (71.0 points per game). On defense, they are fifth-best (58.4 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, Rutgers is 37th in the nation in rebounds (35.2 per game) and 157th in rebounds conceded (30.8).
The Scarlet Knights are scoring more points at home (73.1 per game) than on the road (66.0). With 5.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.2% from beyond the arc, Rutgers is 327th and 278th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Scarlet Knights are 122nd in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 6.7. They are 14th-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 29.0%.
The Scarlet Knights have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall over their past 10 games. Rutgers has gone over the total in four of its past 10 contests. Rutgers has fared worse offensively in its past 10 games, putting up 68.2 points per contest, 2.8 fewer points its than season average of 71.0. The Scarlet Knights have fared worse defensively in their past 10 games, ceding 63.4 points per contest, 5.0 more points their than season average of 58.4.
Indiana vs. Rutgers Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Indiana, and we predict that Rutgers will cover the spread (Indiana -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135.5 points.
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