Michigan State at Rutgers: 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Michigan State at Rutgers: 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (12-9) vs Michigan State Spartans (17-4)

Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Jersey Mike's Arena)

Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +5.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will play host to the Michigan State Spartans in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday Afternoon.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are coming off a 1 point loss against Northwestern in their last time out. Paul Mulcahy scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Scarlet Knights. Clifford Omoruyi added 22 points and Ron Harper had 16 in the loss.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are led in scoring by Ron Harper who averages 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds for this team. Geo Baker averages 11.6 points and 2.3 rebounds a night. Clifford Omoruyi is the third leading scorer for the Scarlet Knights as he averages 11.1 points a game for this team.

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 67.3 points per game on 42.4% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 64.9 points per game. They are shooting 70.2% from the free throw line. 

The Michigan State Spartans are coming off of a 2 point win against Maryland in their last time out. Malik Hall led the Spartans with 16 points, and Joey Hauser and Marcus Bingham Jr. had 10 apiece in the win.

The Michigan State Spartans are led in scoring by Gabe Brown who averages 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds for this team. Malik Hall averages 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds a game for this team. Max Christie is the third leading scorer for the Spartans as he averages 10.2 points a game for this team.

The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 74.2 points per game on 46.5% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.5 points per game. They are shooting 75.3% from the free throw line.

The Scarlet Knights are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Not sure if Rutgers can win this one outright, but I think they keep it close at home in this one. The Michigan State Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.

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Clayton’s Pick Rutgers +5.5

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