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Northwestern Wildcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Rutgers Scarlet Knights taking on the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northwestern Wildcats were listed as -13.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northwestern Wildcats are 19-7 overall and 16-8 ATS, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 13-14 and 10-11 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northwestern boasts a 8-14-2 on the OU, and Rutgers is 6-14-1.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 63 (Northwestern) and the No. 299 (Rutgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights rank No. 5 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 41.19 per game. That compares with Northwestern’s No. 67 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northwestern is college basketball's No. 122-ranked team at 7.62 per game, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rate No. 261 with 4.3 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Scarlet Knights got 23 points from Nigel Johnson, but it was Purdue that prevailed in a 74-55 final on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

Northwestern got 19 points from Isiah Brown but lost anyway, 74-64, to Maryland on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Rutgers is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Rutgers's last 16 games
  • Rutgers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Northwestern is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers home to Michigan, Wednesday, February 22nd
Northwestern at Illinois, Tuesday, February 21st