A Big Ten battle is set for Monday night when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-4, 1-1 in Big Ten) visit the #1 Purdue Boilermakers (13-0, 2-0). Rutgers enters 2023 on a three-game winning streak, while Purdue is one of two unbeaten teams left in the country. Below is my college basketball pick for Rutgers vs Purdue.
Rutgers vs Purdue Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Rutgers +6.5|
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This game will be played at Mackey Arena at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Why Bet Rutgers +6.5
✅ Rutgers is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games.
✅ The Scarlet Knights are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against the Boilermakers.
✅ Purdue is 0-7 ATS in their last seven games.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|54.67||Avg Opp Score||54.33|
|69||Avg Opp Score||54.33|
|55.2||Avg Opp Score||58.2|
|68.2||Avg Opp Score||59.8|
|55.9||Avg Opp Score||62|
|69.8||Avg Opp Score||58.9|
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Last time out, Rutgers hosted the Coppin State Eagles and easily won 90-57. This game was never going to be close, and the Scarlet Knights made sure of that right from the start. Rutgers led by 24 at the break, led by as many as 34 points, and easily covered the 25-point spread.
Clifford Omoruyi had 20 points, 13 rebounds, and one assist on the night. Cam Spencer added 17 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and three steals in the win.
Through 13 games, Rutgers is scoring 73.1 points per game, shooting 44.3% from the field, and assisting on 16.0 made shots. The Scarlet Knights are allowing 54.5 points, grabbing 39.9 rebounds, blocking 4.1 shots, and stealing the ball 10.2 times.
Purdue hosted the Florida A&M Rattlers and comfortably won 82-49. This game was tied at two and that was the last time it was close as the Boilermakers led by 13 at the break and kept their foot on the gas in the second half. The Boilermakers led by as many as 41-points, but just missed covering the big 37.5-point spread.
Zach Edey had 14 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, and two blocks on the evening. Brandon Newman came off the bench and added 18 points, four rebounds, and five blocks in the win.
After 13 games, Purdue is scoring 77.2 points per game, shooting 45.9% from the field, and assisting on 15.5 made shots. The Boilermakers are allowing 60.5 points, grabbing 41.8 rebounds, blocking 4.5 shots, and stealing the ball 4.8 times.
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