Nebraska at Rutgers: 1/8/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction

Nebraska at Rutgers: 1/8/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction Photo by LILY SMITH, THE WORLD-HERALD

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-5) vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-9)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Jersey Mike's Arena)

Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -7 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday Morning. 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are coming off of a 8 point win over Michigan in their last time out. Geo Baker scored 27 points and Ron Harper Jr. scored 20 and Rutgers beat Michigan on 75-67 on Tuesday night.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are led in scoring by Ron Harper who averages 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds for this team. Geo Baker averages 12.7 points and 2 rebounds a night. Clifford Omouryi is the third leading scorer for the Knights as he averages 11.8 points a game for this team.

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The Knights are averaging 68.6 points per game on 42.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.5 points per game. They are shooting 68.6% from the free throw line. 

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are coming off of a 13 point loss to Michigan State in their last time out. Derrick Walker had 16 points to lead Nebraska in the loss. Bryce McGowens and Kobe Webster each had 13 points.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are led in scoring by Bryce McGowens who averages 15.6 points and 5.7 rebounds for this team. Alonzo Verge averages 14.9 points and 5.4 rebounds a game for this team. Derrick Walker is the third leading scorer for the Owls as he averages 9.9 points a game for this team.

The Cornhuskers are averaging 74.7 points per game on 42.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 77.3 points per game. They are shooting 72.1% from the free throw line. 

The under is 6-1 in Cornhuskers last 7 vs. a team with a winning straight up record and is 5-1 in Scarlet Knights last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

The Cornhuskers are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. Although the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, Rutgers should win and cover in this one as they are playing their best basketball right now and are the better team defensively. 

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Clayton’s Pick Rutgers -7

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