Last Updated Mar 02, 2022, 7:46 PM

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Indiana Hoosiers Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-12, 10-8 Big Ten) visit the Indiana Hoosiers (18-10, 9-9) at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on Big Ten Network.

Score Prediction

Indiana 69 Rutgers 66

Best Bet

Rutgers +5 (-110)
Over 131.5 (-114)

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS. INDIANA HOOSIERS PREDICTIONS

Rutgers enters this outing on a three-game slide, dropping a pair of road games to Purdue and Michigan, while slipping up at home against Wisconsin on Saturday. After some talk as a dark-horse to win the regular-season conference title, this losing streak has splashed cold water all over that chatter, and now the NCAA Tournament hopes of Rutgers are clearly in danger.

Indiana has won and covered two straight outings after a five-game losing streak from Feb. 5-21. Despite that ugly skid, the Hoosiers can pick up a 19th victory at home, with a chance at a 20th victory at Purdue in the regular-season finale, which likely would lock up an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.

First things first for IU, however. The Hoosiers have had their hands full with the Scarlet Knights, losing four straight meetings to Rutgers, while going 1-6 SU/ATS in the past seven tries against the Scarlet Knights.

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS. INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING ODDS

  • Rutgers +176
  • Indiana -213
  • Rutgers +5 (-110)
  • Indiana -5 (-110)
  • Over 131.5 (-114)
  • Under 132 (-110)

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RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS. INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big Ten
  • Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
  • Venue: Simon Skjodt Assembly Center
  • Location: Bloomington, Ind.
  • TV-Time: Big Ten Network - 7:00 p.m. ET

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 16-12
  • ATS: 12-14-2
  • O/U: 15-13

Rutgers has won and covered four in a row against Indiana, while going 6-1 SU/ATS in the previous seven meetings. Perhaps facing a team like Indiana will snap the Scarlet Knights back on track after going 0-3 SU/0-2-1 ATS in the previous three outings. That skid has really splashed cold water on a four-game win streak against Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Illinois, which had people talking up the Scarlet Knights.

The Scarlet Knights are still 5-2-1 ATS in the past eight games overall. However, they're just 3-8-1 ATS in the past 12 games on the road, while going 1-4 ATS in the past five outings after a straight-up loss.

For totals, the Scarlet Knights have cashed the UNDER in five of the past six following a straight-up loss and a non-cover.

INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 18-10
  • ATS: 15-13
  • O/U: 14-14

Indiana has picked up wins against Maryland at home, and Minnesota on the road last time out, beating two teams that a team with NCAA Tournament aspirations should beat. Still, bettors aren't forgetting an 0-5 SU/ATS from Feb. 5-21, trusting IU very, very little at the moment.

The Hoosiers head into this one with two covers in the past seven games overall, while going 0-5 ATS in the past five against teams with a winning straight-up record. However, IU is an impressive 11-3 ATS in the past 14 games at home, while going 6-1 ATS in the past seven at home against teams with a losing road mark.

In terms of totals, the OVER is 5-0 in the past five games overall, while going 4-1 in the past five games at home. The OVER is also 5-0 in the past five games at home against teams with a losing road record.

INSIDE THE STATS - RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

  • Record: 16-12
  • PS/G: 68.1 (261st)
  • PA/G: 65.5 (71st)
  • ORtg: 101.9 (191th)
  • DRtg: 98.1 (136th)

INSIDE THE STATS - INDIANA HOOSIERS

  • Record: 18-10
  • PS/G: 71.9 (161st)
  • PA/G: 65.3 (65th)
  • ORtg: 103.5 (165th)
  • DRtg: 94.0 (47th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • RUT: Geo Baker - G (12.2 PPG, 3.9 APG, 2.0 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 39.9 FG%)
  • RUT: Ron Harper, Jr. - G (15.6 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.1 SPG, 38.8 3P%)
  • IND: Trayce Jackson-Davis - F (17.4 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.5 BPG, 2.0 APG, 57.5 FG%)
  • IND: Race Thompson - F (11.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1.1 SPG, 55.7 FG%)
The home team has cashed in five of the past six meetings between Rutgers and Indiana. (AP)

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS. INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING CONCLUSION

The most important part of this particular matchup is the venue. Indiana has posted a 14-3 SU record at home this season, while Rutgers has managed just a 3-9 SU record away from home. The Hoosiers will be able to pick up their 19th victory of the season, as it keeps hope alive for the NCAA Tournament, likely somewhere in the range of a No. 7-10 seed.

Rutgers was on fire for a while, but it has since flamed out. However, don't expect the Scarlet Knights to go down without a fight. Rutgers has played Indiana very hard in recent times, and you can expect them to keep it close, perhaps coming down to late free throws before IU is able to salt the game away. Take the Scarlet Knights with the points in a game which should be super close to the total.

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS VS. INDIANA HOOSIERS BETTING TRENDS

  • Rutgers is 5-2-1 ATS in past eight games overall.
  • Rutgers is 3-8-1 ATS in past 12 road games.
  • Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in past five following a SU loss.
  • Indiana is 2-5 ATS in past seven games overall.
  • Indiana is 11-3 ATS in the past 14 home games.
  • Indiana is 0-5 ATS in the past five vs. winning teams.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in past five road games for Rutgers vs. teams with winning home record.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in past six for Rutgers following a SU loss.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in past six for Rutgers following an ATS loss.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in past five games overall for Indiana.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in past five home games for Indiana vs. teams with losing road record.
  • The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings.
  • The home team is 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings.

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