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College Basketball Matchup - Rutgers Scarlet Knights Princeton Tigers Odds Preview

Princeton TigersRutgers Scarlet Knights
6-1December 11, 2013, 07:30 | Louis Brown Athletic Center4-6

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

The Scarlet Knights bring a 4-6 record (4-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-1 Tigers, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Rutgers go 5-4 so far and the Tigers go 1-2.

View Princeton Tigers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 142-ranked Scarlet Knights and the No. 44-rated Tigers in this matchup.

Rutgers was a 77-71 loser in their most recent outing at home against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Rutgers suffered a 77-71 loss against Seton Hall on Sunday, getting 20 points from Myles Mack in a losing effort at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 192 in NCAA hoops at 34.29 per game. Contrast that with Rutgers’s No. 88 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rutgers is the No. 60-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Princeton rates No. 4 at 9.86 per game.

A few Tigers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Princeton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Princeton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Princeton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
Princeton is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Rutgers
Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Rutgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Princeton at Penn State, Saturday, December 14th
Rutgers at UNC Greensboro, Saturday, December 14th