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Rutgers Scarlet Knights home to Pioneers in NCAAB betting action

Sacred Heart PioneersRutgers Scarlet Knights
Nov 17, 7:30 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

Sacred Heart Pioneers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


Rutgers will look to improve on its 1-1 record on Thursday when they host Sacred Heart in NCAAB odds action at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Supporters of the Pioneers have watched them go 2-0 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Scarlet Knights are at 1-1 and 0-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 0-2, while the Pioneers have a 0-0 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 130-ranked Scarlet Knights and the No. 299-rated Pioneers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-58 win for the Pioneers on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 282-ranked offense, averaging 59.5 PPG, against a Pioneers defense that ranks No. 55 at 56.5 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Sacred Heart features the nation's No. 126-rated defense on the road, allowing 50 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 240 nationally in scoring at home.

Sacred Heart was a 74-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stony Brook. The Pioneers grabbed a 74-63 win over the Seawolves on Tuesday, behind a 14-point effort from Justin Swidowski at Pitt Center.

Rutgers was a 72-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights endured a 72-57 loss at the hands of the Hurricanes on Tuesday, despite a 11-point effort from Austin Carroll at BankUnited Center.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pioneers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games at home
Rutgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rutgers is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Sacred Heart at Richmond, Saturday, November 19
Rutgers home to Hampton, Sunday, November 20