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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights in college hoops odds

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

10-7TEAM RECORD12-5

A key college battle sees the visiting Scarlet Knights travelling to West Virginia Saturday to take on the Mountaineers on Saturday.

The Scarlet Knights will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Mountaineers are 9-5 ATS. Rutgers is 4-7 on the totals; West Virginia is 8-6.

View Rutgers vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mountaineers are listed as 11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Mountaineers) and the No. 136 (Scarlet Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-74 result in favor of the Mountaineers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Scarlet Knights is ranked No. 125 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with West Virginia’s No. 58 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, West Virginia is the No. 192-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Rutgers rates No. 296 at 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Rutgers features the nation's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 62-39 winner on the road against Pittsburgh. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Scarlet Knights and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pittsburgh was handed a 62-39 defeat on Wednesday at Petersen Events Center.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 64-57 loser as they battled Connecticut on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. West Virginia suffered a 64-57 loss against Connecticut on Monday, getting 22 points from Kevin Jones in a losing effort at Gampel Pavilion.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Marshall are 4-6
After playing Connecticut are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Scarlet Knights at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
Rutgers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
Rutgers is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
West Virginia is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
West Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Rutgers home to Notre Dame, Monday, January 16
West Virginia at Marshall, Wednesday, January 18

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