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West Virginia MountaineersRutgers Scarlet Knights
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

10-4TEAM RECORD8-6

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Mountaineers at Louis Brown Athletic Center in NCAAB action.

The Scarlet Knights currently sports a 8-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6 ATS. The Mountaineers are 10-4 and 7-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Scarlet Knights produce a 3-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 6-5 against the number.

View West Virginia vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Rutgers in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Scarlet Knights sit at No. 138 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mountaineers sit at No. 36 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mountaineers will win this game 78-75.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 151 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 163 at 66.6 PPG. The Scarlet Knights have been averaging 44.8% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (46.8% on average).

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 234-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.

West Virginia lost its last outing, a 67-48 result against Seton Hall on December 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. West Virginia suffered a 67-48 loss against Seton Hall on Friday, getting 15 points from Kevin Jones in a losing effort at Prudential Center.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 67-65 loser as they battled South Florida on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Eli Carter scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 67-65 to South Florida at Sun Dome on Sunday).

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Georgetown are 9-1
After playing Seton Hall are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 2-8
After playing South Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mountaineers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of West Virginia's last 12 games on the road
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
West Virginia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
West Virginia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against West Virginia
Rutgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against West Virginia

Next up:
West Virginia home to Georgetown, Saturday, January 7
Rutgers home to Connecticut, Saturday, January 7

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