Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Indiana Hoosiers, NCAA Basketball Sports Betting, Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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11-7 January 15, 12:00 PM | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall 11-6

When: 12:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 15, 2017
Where: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights +16 (-110)  +1000  141.5 -110
Indiana Hoosiers -16 (-110)  -2000  141.5 -110
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The fans at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall will be treated to a game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Indiana Hoosiers when they take their seats on Saturday.

ABOUT RUTGERS (11-7, 0-5 Big Ten): The Scarlet Knights are last in the Big Ten in scoring (68.9), but have been better on the defensive end while allowing 64.7 points and 39 percent shooting per contest. Leading scorer Nigel Johnson (11.9), a junior guard, has made just 7-of-30 from the field – 1-of-11 from 3-point range – in the last two games. Junior forward Deshawn Freeman (11.7 points, team-high 8.8 rebounds) has double-doubles in two straight games (eight overall) and sophomore guard Corey Sanders (3.5 assists per game) is averaging 17.7 points over the last three contests.

ABOUT INDIANA (11-6, 1-3): Junior guard James Blackmon Jr. emerged from a mini slump to total 47 points in the last two games and drain 9-of-17 from 3-point range, raising his team-leading scoring average to 17.6. The Hoosiers need all their top four scorers to contribute each night to get back on track and sophomore center Thomas Bryant scored in single digits three of the last four games while sophomore forward OG Anunoby was 2-for-9 from floor versus Maryland. Johnson is second on the team in scoring (13.9) and has made 7-of-16 from 3-point range the last three games.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Hoosiers listed as 16-point favorites versus the Scarlet Knights, while the game’s total is sitting at 141.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Indiana came close to a confidence-building victory last time out and cannot let another opportunity to turn things around get away Sunday afternoon when it hosts struggling Rutgers in a Big Ten battle. The Hoosiers, who opened eyes with victories over Kansas and North Carolina in November, have lost four of their last five games after Tuesday’s 75-72 setback at Maryland.

“We just got to learn from it, get better and move on,” Indiana coach Tom Crean told reporters after the Maryland loss, which ended when Robert Johnson’s 3-point try hit the rim and bounced away. The Hoosiers are shooting 50 percent from the field, almost 40 percent from 3-point range and are among the national leaders in rebound margin (plus-12.1), but are last in the Big Ten is turnover margin (minus-4.2). Indiana hopes to take advantage of Rutgers, which has lost six straight contests after falling 69-60 to Northwestern on Thursday at home. “We’re struggling with that 40-minute marker,” first-year Scarlet Knights coach Steve Pikiell told reporters after the defeat. “I thought we did a lot of good things and we keep getting better. I know our record doesn’t say it, but we’re plugging away and we’re going to get a couple of these.”

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1. Blackmon became the 50th player in Indiana history to score 1,000 career points on Tuesday

2. The Scarlet Knights lead the Big Ten in offensive rebounds per game (15.5) and Freeman averages 3.4.

3. The Hoosiers knocked off Rutgers in their only meeting last season 79-72 in New Jersey and are 4-0 all time in the series.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks:  Indiana Hoosiers will cover the spread at -16 and the game will go over 141.5 points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Indiana 82, Rutgers 66 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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