Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Michigan State Spartans 1/19/23 – College Basketball Pick & Prediction





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College basketball action is set to take place on 1/19/23 and it will feature Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Michigan State Spartans. The game is set to take place at Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The game starts at 6:30 PM EST and is set to be aired on FS1.

Rutgers comes to this game here with a record of 13-5 on the season and are ranked 23rd in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are a not a great road team with a 2-2 record. Rutgers in the Big Ten has ended up getting a 5-2 record. In their last 5 games the Rutgers Scarlet Knights posted a 4-1 record. The last game on the court for Rutgers was a 668-64 win over Ohio State in overtime.

Scarlet Knights Offense

The offense for Rutgers has ended up getting a total of 70.9 points per game while nailing down 43.2% of the shots. Rutgers has managed to get 222 offensive rebounds on the year. Passing for Rutgers is not that bad with 15.3 assists per game. Clifford Omoruyi is the leader for the Scarlet Knights offense with 60 offensive boards on the year. The points leader for the Scarlet Knights is Cam Spencer who has ended up with a total of 13.9 points per game. Paul Mulcahy is the leader when it comes to passing with 4.1 assists per game. From the charity stripe Rutgers is 242/327. Behind the three point line Rutgers has ended up getting 107/329 shots to fall.

Scarlet Knights Defense

Defensively the Scarlet Knights have allowed a total of 56.9 points per game. Rutgers has managed to get 4.3 blocks per game while picking up 9.9 steals per game. As a team Rutgers has pulled down 470 defensive rebounds. The leader in the defensive rebounding overall for Rutgers is Clifford Omoruyi who has 121 defensive boards. Clifford Omoruyi is the average leader for rebounding with a combined total of 10.1 boards per game. Cam Specer has managed to get a total of 2.6 steals per game. The Scarlet Knights have seen Clifford Omoruyi get a total of 2.1 blocks per game.

The Michigan State Spartans are heading here with a 12-60 record overall and have a 7-2 home record, but in the Big Ten are 4-3. In their last 5 games the Spartans have managed to pick up a 3-2 mark so far. The last game the Spartans played in was a 64-63 loss against the Purdue Boilermakers.

Spartans Offense

The offense for Michigan State has managed to get a total of 69.1 points per game while shooting at a clip of 44.7% at the time. Michigan State has ended up getting 15.3 assists per game. The offensive rebounding for the Michigan State is coming in with a total of 173 boards. The leader for the Spartans in rebounding department offensively is Joey Hauser with 35 offensive boards. Tyson Walker has been the leader for Michigan State with 14.8 points per game. The passing leader is A.J. Haggard with 6.3 assists per game. The charity stripe for the Spartans has been decent on the year with the results coming in at 194/257. From the three point line the Spartans are 124/338.

Spartans Defense

Defensively Michigan State has been playing decent and has allowed only 65.4 points per game. The Spartans are getting 2.9 blocks and 4.4 steals per game on the year so far. The defense for Michigan State has pulled down 504 rebounds total, but the leader for the Spartans is forward Joey Hauser who has managed to get 106 defensive boards. The leader for rebounding is Joey Hauser who has ended up getting7.8 boards per game, but the steal leader is Jaden Atkins with 1.1 steals per game. The blocks leader for the Spartans is Mady Sissoko who has managed to get a total of 0.7 blocks per game.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Michigan State Spartans Odds: Scarlet Knights +1.5, Spartans -1.5

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Michigan State Spartans Moneyline: Hoyas , Wildcats

Over/Under Odds: 125.5

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Michigan State Spartans Pick: Michigan State Spartans ML, Michigan State Spartans -1.5, Under 125.5

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This game here should be a great battle between a couple of good Big Ten teams. Yes, the Spartans have struggled on the year, but are playing at home in this game and the crowd noise and the Big Ten atmosphere will definitely make it a challenge for the Scarlet Knights. I see the Scarlet Knights and the Spartans turning this game into more of a defensive battle and in this game at at home this helps give the edge to Michigan State. I see Michigan State getting the win in this game here, covering the spread, but with the defenses showing up big in this game I think the game goes on the under.

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