Rutgers vs Coppin State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 30 (Scarlet Knights Earn Another Home Victory)

Larry Rupp
Rutgers vs Coppin State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Rutgers vs Coppin State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Marta Lavandier
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Rutgers vs Coppin State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Rutgers (8-4) vs. Coppin State (5-11)
  • Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Jersey Mike's Arena -- Piscataway, New Jersey

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Friday with a thrilling matchup between the Coppin State Eagles and Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Coppin State fell short in an 83-65 loss to Richmond on Wednesday for its fifth defeat in its last six games. The Eagles logged only 8 assists.

Meanwhile, Rutgers cruised to an 85-50 win over Bucknell in its most recent game on Dec. 23. The Scarlet Knights shot a reliable 88.9% from the free throw line (16-of-18) and turned the ball over only three times. Clifford Omoruyi led the offense with a great double-double (17 points & 14 rebounds).

Rutgers vs Coppin State Odds & Spread

Rutgers enters this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 142.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.

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Rutgers vs Coppin State Betting Trends

  • Rutgers has eight wins in 12 games against the spread this season.
  • The Scarlet Knights are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 25.5-point favorite or greater this year.
  • There have been five Rutgers' games (out of 12) that went over the total this season.
  • Against the spread, Coppin State is 8-8-0 this season.
  • This year, 11 of Coppin State's 16 games have gone over the point total.
Rutgers Rank Rutgers AVG Coppin State AVG Coppin State Rank
186th 71.7 Points Scored 75.5 122nd
4th 54.3 Points Allowed 86.9 363rd
62nd 35.7 Rebounds 28.6 341st
94th 10 Off. Rebounds 5.9 348th
337th 5.3 3pt Made 8.8 65th
101st 14.8 Assists 10.8 336th
146th 12.1 Turnovers 14.2 315th

Rutgers vs Coppin State Prediction & Pick

Rutgers is a sneaky contender in the Big Ten Conference this year. The Scarlet Knights have looked unbeatable on their home court as they average 74.1 points per game and allow only 49.4 points per game at Jersey Mike's Arena. Beating Coppin State should be just another easy day at the office.

The Eagles are a solid offensive team, but they line up as one of the worst defensive teams in the country. Coppin State ranks 352nd in defensive efficiency and allows a ridiculous 86.9 points per game (No. 360 in NCAA). Rutgers should have no issue running up the score in the second half here.

Rutgers is also 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against a Mid-Eastern opponent. I'll side with the Scarlet Knights.

Final Score Prediction: Rutgers: 85 | Coppin State: 62

Rutgers vs Coppin State Best Bet

One thing has become obviously clear about the Coppin State Eagles this season and that is they play fast and aggressive. They rank 62nd in scoring (75.5 points per game) and also allow opponents to shoot 21.4 free throws a game (No. 315 in NCAA). Coppin State is not afraid to play risky defense.

That defense is going to cost the Eagles considering Rutgers 73.3% from the free throw line in home games. All of these stats should push bettors to backing the over. Keep in mind the total has hit the over in 11 of Coppin State's last 15 games as well as in five of Rutgers' last six Friday matchups.

Bet: Over 142.5 Points (-108)

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