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Northwestern Wildcats Favored by -6 Point Spread Against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Thursday

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will be trying to slam the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday when the teams tip off at Louis Brown Athletic Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Northwestern Wildcats in this one, their betting line was listed as -6-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-6 so far on the season, and 6-5 ATS vs the number. The Northwestern Wildcats, meanwhile, are 13-4 and 10-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Rutgers go 3-7-1 and the Northwestern Wildcats go 6-8-1 on betting totals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 202-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the No. 48-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 217 nationally ranked offense (69.41 points per game) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 35 at 64.71 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have been averaging 42.32% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (44.19% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern got 19 points from Scottie Lindsey en route to a 74-66 victory over Nebraska on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Rutgers suffered a 68-62 loss against Iowa on Sunday, getting 19 points from Deshawn Freeman in a losing effort at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Northwestern is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers's last 6 games
  • Rutgers is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Iowa, Sunday, January 15th
Rutgers at Indiana, Sunday, January 15th