Northwestern vs. Rutgers, 02/09/2020 18:30 EDT, Score: 73 - 77

Point Spread: -10½/-104 Rutgers

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

After suffering two straight close road losses this is a critical game for the Scarlet Knights as they return home to the RAC and try to maintain an undefeated record. Im betting on them really bringing the heat here vs a Northwestern team that is on a 6 game losing streak. Key here is Rutgers 60th ranked defensive rebounding efficiency and 45th in offensive rebounding conversion rate. Meanwhile, in conference play Northwestern ranks 12th in limiting opponents’ second-chance opportunities and just dont matchup well here.

NORTHWESTERN is 0-6 ATS in road games versus good defensive teams - allowing 64 or less points/game after 15+ games over the last 3 seasons.

RUTGERS is 9-0 ATS when playing only their 2nd game in 8 days this season.

Starting with the 2017 season, Big 10 teams ranked outside the top 11 that are home vs an unranked team and favored by less than 8 or a dog are 26-2-1 ATS.

Play on Rutgers to cover

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