Penn State at Rutgers: 3/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Penn State at Rutgers: 3/6/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (17-12) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (12-15)

Game Info: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Jersey Mike's Arena)

Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -5.5 -- Over/Under: 124 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Penn State Nittany Lions and Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at THE RAC. When these two teams faced off on January 11th it was Penn State that won 66-49. 

Sam Sessoms was the top player for Penn State scoring 17 points. Clifford Omoruyi was the top player for Rutgers scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. 

Penn State comes into this game with a 12-15 record overall and they have gone 15-12 against the spread. Coming into this game, Penn State has lost two games in a row, including the last game against Illinois where they only scored 55 points. Penn State is averaging 64.9 points while their defense is giving up 65.5 points per game. Jalen Pickett has been the top player for Penn State averaging 13 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from behind the three point line.

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On the other side of this matchup is the Rutgers Scarlet Knights who sit with a 17-12 record overall and they have gone 13-14-2 against the spread. In the last game against Indiana Rutgers went on the road and won 66-63. Rutgers is averaging 68 points while their defense is giving up 65.4 points per game. Ron Harper Jr has been the top player for Rutgers averaging 15.8 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 11.8 points per game. 

The under is 4-1 in Rutgers last five games overall. The under is 4-1 in the Nittany Lions last five games following a straight up loss. Penn State is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following a straight up loss. 

At home this season Rutgers is 13-3 straight up and they are the much better team in this matchup. Look for Penn State to really struggle to score in this game, and that is going to be the difference as the Scarlet Knights come away with a cover of the spread. Rutgers should win this game by at least 10 points. 

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Shane’s Pick Rutgers -5.5

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