Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Saturday January 31, 2015. At 3:15 PM EST on the Big Ten Television Network.
The (10-22) Rutgers Scarlet Knights of the Big-Ten Conference makes the trip from their campus in New Jersey to the Hoosier State. Rutgers will play the (15-6), and twenty-first ranked Indiana Hoosiers also of the Big-10 in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at Assembly Hall on campus in Bloomington, Indiana. This Sports Handicapper believes Rutgers is in the largest recruiting area in the country, and they have to tap into their resources. Indiana is playing like a team on a mission as of late. The betting line has Rutgers as an eleven-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is not available for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Rutgers Scarlet Knights has lost their last five straight up, their latest a twenty-point home defeat to Michigan State on Thursday January 29th. The Scarlet Knights average 59 points per game, which ranks 333rd in the nation out of all Division 1 teams. Senior Guard Myles Mack is the team’s leading scorer with fourteen points. Senior Forward Kadeem Jack poured in a team-high seventeen-points Thursday. Head Coach Ed Jordan has an impressive resume’ with a stint in the NBA with the Washington Wizards. Jordan has to tap into the greater New York City area recruiting base, which is among the best in the land. The betting odds over the total are 7-2 Rutgers last nine on Saturday’s. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-2 their last five Free NCAAB Point Spread Predictions on Saturday’s going over the betting odds total three times and staying under four. The key to a Rutgers win is for Mack and Jack to be at their best. the 5’10’ Mack is going to have a tough task containing Hoosiers point guard Kevin “Yogi” Farrell. The pressure is on to win in New Brunswick, the school administration can’t give up on Jordan yet.
The 2015 Indiana Hoosiers have lost two in a row straight up and Against The Spread, including an 83-67 road defeat to in-state rivals Purdue on January 28th. Point Guard Yogi Farrell scored a team-high twenty-one points in the loss. Hoosiers Head Coach Tom Crean has had plenty of talent in the program lately, but his teams have underachieved. This season is a young but talented; the natives may be getting restless as they are looking for NCAA Tournament wins. Indiana is 5-3 in Conference play, two game behind Big Ten leaders Wisconsin. Freshman James Blackmon is the team’s leading scorer with seventeen points per contest. The betting odds over the total are 9-1 the Hoosiers last ten at Assembly Hall. The Indiana Hoosiers are 4-5 ATS their last nine overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under three. The key to an Indian win is to play their style and take advantage of the home crowd.
Free Pick: Indiana-11.