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Big Ten Tournament - Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Northwestern Wildcats NCAA College Hoops Odds

Rutgers takes to the basketball court against Northwestern on Thursday, hoping to send the Wildcats to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Verizon Center.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats are 21-10 so far on the season, and 18-11 ATS vs the number. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, are 15-17 and 14-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Northwestern go 10-17-2 and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights go 9-16-1 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 253 (Northwestern) and the No. 259 (Rutgers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 181 nationally ranked offense (71.42 points per game) against a Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense that sits as the No. 43 at 66.62 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats have been averaging 43.09% from the field, more than the Scarlet Knights have managed so far this season (41.1% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nigel Johnson scored 21 points leading the Scarlet Knights to a 66-57 victory over Ohio State at Verizon Center on Wednesday.

Northwestern suffered a 69-65 loss against Purdue on Sunday, getting 25 points from Bryant McIntosh in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Rutgers's last 21 games
  • Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern
  • Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Northwestern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers