Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-9) are preparing to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-5) in the Big Ten Conference at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 2:00 PM ET. Nebraska comes into this Big Ten duel against Rutgers to improve their record to 7-9 after losing four of their last five contests played this season.


The Cornhuskers defeated Kennesaw State on December 22 but lost to Auburn, Kansas State, Ohio State, and just recently to the Michigan State Spartans. Nebraska dropped to last place at 0-4 in the Big Ten Conference with a 6-9 overall standing while losing all three matches played on the road.


The Cornhuskers’ defense failed to stop the offense of the Spartans after allowing 47.1% shooting from the long-range and converted 29 of 56 shots from the floor to score a total of 79 points in their 67-79 defeat on Wednesday. Forward Derrick Walker scored 16 points while Guards Bryce McGowens and Kobe Webster contributed 13 points each for Nebraska.


Guard Bryce McGowens led the scoring for the Cornhuskers with an average of 15.6 PPG on 38.5% field goals, Forward Derrick Walker led in rebounding with an average of 6.3 per match, and Guard Alonzo Verge Jr. led in assists with an average of 5.7 per outing. The Nebraska Cornhuskers recorded an average of 74.7 PPG on 42.8% overall shooting while their defense allowed an average of 77.3 PPG this season. 


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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Predictions 1/8/2022


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights made their long home-stand in hosting this Big Ten battle against conference rival Nebraska on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights come into this match-up with a three-game winning streak versus Maine, Central CT State, and the Michigan Wolverines in that order.


Rutgers is in 5th place at 2-1 in the Big Ten Conference with an overall standing at 8-5 while winning 8 of their last 9 contests played at home.


The Scarlet Knights unleashed their potent offensive attack against the ailing defense of the Wolverines in gaining 48.2% of their overall shots and made 11 of 23 attempts from the three-point range in their 75-67 victory on January 4.


Guard Geo Baker scored 27 points while Guard Ron Harper Jr. chipped 20 in leading the scoring of Rutgers. Center Clifford Omoruyi pulled down 12 boards for the Scarlet Knights.   


Rutgers marked 68.6 PPG on 42.7% FG shooting while their defense gave up 65.5 PPG this season. Forward Ron Harper Jr. scored an average of 15.3 PPG on 43.1% FG in leading the Scarlet Knights while Center Clifford Omoruyi hauled down an average of 7.6 rebounds per contest and Guard Paul Mulcahy dished out an average of 4.6 assists per game for Rutgers.


Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Rutgers -7.5. The Scarlet Knights’ defense that allowed 12 PPG less than the average scoring of the Cornhuskers will control the offense of Nebraska in this match-up.


The Cornhuskers scored an average of 74.7 PPG but their defense gave up 77.3 PPG to their opponents this season. The prediction: The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will win at 73-61.   


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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 2:00 PM ET


Location: Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ


Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -7.5  


NCAAB Totals: 142


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