Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Thursday February 12, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST. On The ESPN U Television Network.
The (15-9) Purdue Boilermakers of the Big Ten Conference makes the trip from Northwest Indiana to the Tri-State area. Purdue will play the (10-15) Rutgers Scarlet Knights also of the Big-10 in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at Louis Brown Athletic Center “aka THE RAC” on campus in Piscataway, New Jersey. This Sports Handicapper believes the Purdue Boilermakers have one of the most talented big men in the Conference. Rutgers must recruit the Metropolitan New York area; there is too much talent nearby for the newest member of the Big-Ten. The betting line has Rutgers as a six-point home underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Purdue Boilermakers have won four of their last five straight up and their last five Against The Number. Purdue lost 62-58 at Minnesota on February 7th. Purdue averages 71.6 points per contest; that ranks seventh in the Conference. The Boilermakers allows opponents nearly sixty-five points. Purdue best player and leading scorer are Junior Center A.J. Hammond. Hammond is a seven-footer who has talent and size, but must continue to work hard at his craft. The preseason second team All-Conference selection averages a little over ten points per game. Junior Guard Raphael Davis scores the same amount for the Boilermakers offense. The betting odds under the total are 10-2 Purdue last twelve against Big-Ten opponents. The Boilermakers are 13-3 Against The Number their last 16 against the Big-10. Purdue is 4-12-1 Against The Point Spread their last seventeen on Wednesday’s. The Purdue Boilermakers are 8-2 their last ten Free NCAAB ATS Picks overall, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under the betting odds total eight times. Purdue along with four other teams are 7-4 and in second place behind leader Wisconsin. The key to a Purdue win is to play inside out, feeding Hammond in the post.
The 2015 Rutgers Scarlet Knights are on an eight-game losing streak, their latest a 79-60 home defeat to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Rutgers in 2-10 in Big-Ten play, only Northwestern has a worse Conference record. The Scarlet Knights rank at the bottom in both offense and defense. Guard Myles Mack and Forward Kadeem Jack are the teams leading scorers. The fiery 5’10’ Jack averages fourteen points and nearly five assists per game. Junior Guard Bishop Daniels poured in a team-high seventeen points in their most recent game. The betting odds under the total are 7-2 Rutgers last nine at the “RAC”. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-6 their last ten ATS, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under five. Head Coach Eddie Jordan time is running out at his Alma Mater. The former Washington Wizards coach must keep locals interested in the program.
Free Picks: Purdue-6.