Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers 2-20-22

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers 2/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers 2/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The number 5 ranked Purdue Boilermakers will play host to a Big Ten game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday, February 20 at 5:30 pm ET at the Mackey Arena in West Lafayette. 

 

The Purdue Boilermakers improved to 12-4,  lead the Big Ten with the Illinois Fighting Illini, and 23-4 overall.  The Rutgers Scarlet Knights improved to 10-5, are 4th place in the Big Ten, and 16-9 overall.  

 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to extend their four-game winning streak.  Rutgers dominated the number 12 ranked Illinois Fighting Illini at 70-59 last Wednesday.  Rutgers built a 9-point lead at the half and outscored Illinois by 2-points at the second half to take the victory. 

 

Cliff Omoruyi scored 15 points including a reverse alley-oop dunk and grabbed 13 rebounds.  Ron Harper Jr. scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and assisted Omoruyi’s dunk.  Paul Mulcahy had 13 points and Caleb McConnel finished with 11 points. 

 

The Knights shot 47.5%, 10% more than Illinois.  They made 5 of 15 from beyond the arc and only 9 of 14 free throws. They outrebounded the Illini 46-28 but turned over the ball 14 times. 

 

This season, Rutgers posted an average of 68.4 ppg which is 280th, 36.6 rebounds per game is 142nd and 15.7 assists per game which is 46th in the NCAA Men’s Basketball. 

 

Ron Harper Jr. leads Rutgers with 15.7 ppg.  Clifford Omoruyi leads with 8.1 rebounds, 1.3 blocks per game, and leads with 60.8% field goals.  Paul Mulcahy leads with 5.5 assists and Caleb McConnell leads with 2.4 steals per game. 

 

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Purdue Boilermakers Predictions 2/20/2022

 

Last Wednesday, the Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Northwestern Wildcards at 70-64.  Purdue led by only 4-points at the half and outscored the Wildcards with another 2 points for the win.  Zach Edey led in scoring with 14 points and 8 rebounds.  Mason Gillis and Eric Hunter Jr. scored 11 points each. 

 

Purdue shot 45.3%, 10% more than Northwestern.  They made 8 of 21 from beyond the arc and only 14 of 21 free throws. They edged Northwestern in rebounding by 39-34 but turned over the ball 14 times. 

 

This season, Purdue posted an average of 82.1 ppg which is top 7, 38.8 rebounds per game is 60th, and 17.5 assists per game is top 11 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball. 

 

Jaden Ivey leads the team with an average of 17 ppg.  Trevion Williams leads with 7.6 rebounds.  Zach Edey leads in shooting at 67.8% and 1.1 blocks per game.  Sasha Stefanovic leads with 3.4 assists and Jaden Ivey leads with 1 steal per game.  

 

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs #5 Purdue Boilermakers.  The NCAAB pick is the Purdue Boilermakers.  The Purdue Boilermakers are the stronger team overall but the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have been toppling ranked teams in their last 4 games.  

 

Purdue will still come out on top with their depth and talent but Rutgers will put in a good fight.  Taking the win at home is the Purdue Boilermakers.  The final score prediction is 75-62.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 5:30 P.M. ET

 

Location: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN

 

Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022

 

TV: FS1

 

NCAAB ODDS: Purdue Boilermakers -12.0

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 138.5

 

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