Rutgers pulled off a massive road win earlier this week in Indiana and certainly added to their standing with the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee. However, they are not allowed to drop the ball at home against a Penn State team that may be better than their record as they are nowhere near safe.
Penn State beat Rutgers at home earlier this season, and the Scarlett Knights can’t overlook their opponent ahead of the Big Ten tournament.
Let’s break down the odds for Sunday’s Big Ten early matchup WynnBET Sportsbook:
In total: 123.5 (above -110/below -110)
I like Rutgers doing business at home where the team is 13-3 a year. We’ve seen the team beat opponents like Purdue, Iowa and Illinois at Jersey Mike’s Center this season and I see them taking advantage of a 3 point dependent Penn State team.
The Nittany Lions are second in the Big Ten game by a 3-point streak, which could be troubling against a Rutgers team that plays strong ball-pressure defense and forces teams to shoot from the periphery. Rutgers’ offense has some concerns, but their defensive profiles are like a top-40 unit ranked No. 37 shot quality.
Penn State is struggling to protect the ball outside of the Big Ten’s top 10 in terms of turnover percentage, and the Scarlett Knights will be able to push the tempo against a visiting team playing at an adjusted bottom 10 pace. This will make PSU uncomfortable and expect the likes of Geo Baker to create some easy buckets for the hosts who are in the top 75 on the transition offensive.
Micah Shrewsberry’s club put in a valiant effort on the road against Illinois on Thursday and are now staying away from home against a team of Scarlett Knights who appear to be peaking at the right time, 30th in barttorvik.com adjusted efficiency rating since February 1st.
Join Rutgers to take care of business ahead of the Big Ten tournament.
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