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Nov 25, 2:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Spartans in UNC Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday in college basketball action.

UNC Greensboro will face the 3-1 Scarlet Knights, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Scarlet Knights are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Rutgers vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, UNC Greensboro sat as 6-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 255-ranked Spartans and the No. 145-rated Scarlet Knights in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-72 win for the Scarlet Knights on Sunday.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UNC Greensboro has the nation's No. 44-rated offensive output, at 78.5 PPG. The visiting Scarlet Knights defense ranks No. 108 allowing on average 62.2 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 44.7% so far, less than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Rutgers owns the country's No. 40-rated mark, allowing 52 points per game on the highway. UNC Greensboro, on the other hand, rates No. 44 in scoring at home.

Rutgers won its last outing, an 81-79 result against Boston University on November 20. Rutgers got 20 points from Eli Carter en route to an 81-79 victory over Boston University on Tuesday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

UNC Greensboro was a 96-87 loser in its last match at home against Virginia Tech. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Trevis Simpson scored 25 points for UNC Greensboro on Monday, but the Hokies managed a 96-87 victory over the Spartans at Greensboro Coliseum.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing North Carolina A&T are 4-5
After playing Virginia Tech are 2-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Scarlet Knights at Spartans trends to consider:
Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Rutgers at Mississippi, Saturday, December 1
UNC Greensboro home to North Carolina A&T, Wednesday, November 28