Indiana vs Rutgers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 7 (Trust the Hoosiers to Ball Out at Assembly Hall)

Larry Rupp
Indiana vs Rutgers prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Indiana vs Rutgers prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Darron Cummings

Indiana vs Rutgers Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 18 Indiana (16-7, 7-5 Big Ten) vs. No. 24 Rutgers (16-7, 8-4 Big Ten)
  • Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Assembly Hall -- Bloomington, Indiana

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Tuesday with an exciting matchup between the No. 24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights and No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers. Rutgers is coming off a 61-55 win over Michigan State where Clifford Omoruyi posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Indiana bounced back from a tough loss by beating top-ranked Purdue by a score of 79-74 on Saturday. Trayce Jackson-Davis balled out with 25 points (9-of-19 shooting) and 7 rebounds as Indiana shot 52.6% from the floor as a team. Which Big Ten squad will earn a valuable win tonight?

Indiana vs Rutgers Odds & Spread

Indiana enters this contest as a notable home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 135.5 points, which is about average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

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Indiana vs Rutgers Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, Indiana is 12-11-0 this season.
  • The Hoosiers are 9-5 as 4.5-point favorites or more.
  • This season, 14 of Indiana's 23 games have hit the over.
  • Rutgers has 16 wins in 23 games against the spread this year.
  • The Scarlet Knights are yet to lose ATS (2-0) as a 4.5-point underdog or more this year.
  • Rutgers has played 23 games this year, and 10 of them have gone over the total.
Indiana Rank Indiana AVG Rutgers AVG Rutgers Rank
47th 77.6 Points Scored 71.0 191st
125th 67.6 Points Allowed 58.4 5th
59th 34.3 Rebounds 35.2 37th
210th 8.3 Off. Rebounds 9.9 72nd
284th 6.4 3pt Made 5.7 328th
26th 16.0 Assists 15.8 29th
122nd 11.5 Turnovers 11.5 122nd

Indiana vs Rutgers Prediction & Pick

These teams are similar in that they run through a talented big man in Jackson-Davis and Omoruyi. Where Rutgers and Indiana differ is in its greatest strengths. The Scarlet Knights own the fourth-best defensive efficiency mark in the country, while the Hoosiers rank fifth in shooting percentage (49.9%).

When a great offense meets a great defense, it's important to take note of the little things. Rutgers averages 12.8 turnovers per away games and sees its shooting percentage drop by nearly 3.0% when playing on the road versus at home. It's safe to say Indiana's crowd will make a difference, too.

The Hoosiers have won 12 of their last 13 home games, so I trust them to get the job done tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Indiana: 72 | Rutgers: 64

Indiana vs Rutgers Best Bet

Rutgers has been dominant on defense this season, yet the same thing was said of Purdue before it went into Assembly Hall and gave up 79 points in a loss. The Hoosiers are at their best when their fans are cheering them on as they average a ridiculous 83.2 points per home game this campaign.

The Scarlet Knights gave up 70 points to an average Michigan State team and then gave up 93 points to Iowa in their last two road contests. Look for Jackson-Davis to be physical down low and eliminate the presence of Omoruyi with a few ferocious dunks. Hitting the 70-point mark is well within reach.

Bet: Indiana Hoosiers Over 69.5 Points (-120)

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