A low-scoring game should be expected when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-3, 0-1 Big 10) and the Wisconsin Badgers (5-4, 1-0 Big 10) battle at Louis Brown Athletic Center. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Free Prediction
The Badgers will be looking for similar success after dismantling the Indiana Hoosiers in their last matchup, 84-64. Wisconsin’s turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Indiana. The Badgers had a rate of 5.9 (better than their season average of 16.3), while the Hoosiers posted a mark of 16.3. Wisconsin rallied around Kobe King, who was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points on 10-for-15 shooting.
The last time the Scarlet Knights were in action, they were beaten by the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans, 77-65. Michigan State was successful at getting to and converting from the charity stripe. The Spartans made 22 of their 27 free throws (81.5 percent), while the Scarlet Knights were just 13-19 (68.4 percent). Rutgers’ Akwasi Yeboah had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting.
Expect this one to be a clinic on boxing out as two of the NCAA’s top rebounding teams face off. The Scarlet Knights rank 47th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.5 percent), while Wisconsin ranks 25th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.2 percent) dating back to last season.
The Badgers won the only contest against the Scarlet Knights last season, 69-64. The Badgers had a better free throw rate (0.111 vs. 0.086) and had a better turnover percentage (9.1 vs. 11.7).
Wisconsin Badgers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds Pick
Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Rutgers, O/U – Over
Wisconsin ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Rutgers ranks 140th (6.6).