Rutgers at Nebraska - 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Rutgers at Nebraska - 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-14) vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-8)

Game Info: Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will travel to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten game on Saturday.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-8 (5-4) this season and have lost two games in a row. Rutgers is coming off of a loss against Maryland by a score of 68-60 in their last game. Rutgers only shot 34.4% from the field and allowed their opponent to make 12 three pointers in the loss. Ron Harper Jr. led the Scarlet Knights with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Rutgers is averaging 67.2 points per game and is giving up 64.4 points per game against, while also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game. Ron Harper Jr. is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Geo Baker is averaging 12.2 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers is shooting 42.5% on field goals, 68.4% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-14 (0-9) this season and have lost seven games in a row. Nebraska lost to Wisconsin by a score of 73-65 in their last game. Nebraska shot 40% from the field and was -13 in rebounding margin in the loss. Bryce McGowens led the Cornhuskers with 23 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Nebraska is averaging 72.9 points per game and is giving up 78.8 points per game against, while also averaging 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Bryce McGowens is averaging 16.1 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Alonzo Verge Jr. is averaging 14.1 points per game and 5.3 assists per game for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska is shooting 43.4% on field goals, 71.7% on free throws, and 30% on three pointers.

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Rutgers is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 4-1 in Rutgers’ last 5 games. Nebraska is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. The over is 4-1 in Nebraska’ last 5 games.

Nebraska comes into this game looking for their first conference win of the season. Rutgers has lost two in a row, but did defeat Nebraska earlier in the year. I am taking Rutgers in this game because they are the better team and Nebraska hasn’t shown they can close out games.

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