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UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Scarlet Knights College Hoops Game Preview

UNC Greensboro SpartansRutgers Scarlet Knights
5-5December 14, 2013, 04:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center4-7

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Rutgers vs UNC Greensboro battle Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center as the Scarlet Knights look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Scarlet Knights sport a record of 4-7 and 4-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 5-5 and 1-3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-4 for the Scarlet Knights and 3-2 for the Spartans.

View UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

The Scarlet Knights were listed as -13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Scarlet Knights sit at No. 142 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 298 on the same chart.

UNC Greensboro won its last outing, a 75-70 result against CLAFLIN SC on December 11. Kayel Locke went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds, leading UNC Greensboro over CLAFLIN SC, 75-70, on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Rutgers was a 78-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against Princeton. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights endured a 78-73 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Wednesday, despite a 21-point effort from Myles Mack at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 76.91 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 218 at 76.7 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 44.87% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.

A few Spartans at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
UNC Greensboro is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rutgers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
UNC Greensboro at James Madison, Wednesday, December 18th
Rutgers at Army, Sunday, December 22nd