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Rutgers favored by 6 against Princeton on Wednesday

Princeton TigersRutgers Scarlet Knights
Dec 7, 7:30 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

Princeton Tigers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


The visiting Tigers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Louis Brown Athletic Center against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers will face the 3-5 Tigers, who own a 3-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 1-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 1-4 favoring the OVER.

View Princeton vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Rutgers opened as 6-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Scarlet Knights sit at No. 147 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 169 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Scarlet Knights will win this game 68-63.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 215 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.8 per game. That compares with Rutgers’s No. 188 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Rutgers is college basketball's No. 280-ranked team at 4.6 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 106 with 7 per game.

Defensively, Princeton features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Princeton, they were a 69-54 winner as they battled Lafayette at home. Princeton got 23 points from Ian Hummer en route to a 69-54 victory over Lafayette on Wednesday at Jadwin Gymnasium.

Rutgers lost its last outing, a 55-50 result against LSU on December 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite. Eli Carter scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 55-50 to LSU at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Saturday).

Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Drexel are 1-0
After playing Lafayette are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Monmouth are 3-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Princeton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Princeton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Princeton
Rutgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Princeton
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Rutgers is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Princeton at Drexel, Saturday, December 10
Rutgers home to Monmouth, Monday, December 12