Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Temple Owls

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Temple Owls open their AAC college basketball schedules on Wednesday with a New Year’s Day matchup. The Owls are -2 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have had a rough go of it through the first part of their season as their defense is too soft to beat the better teams. RU is 1-5 against teams with a RPI better than 200 and they are just 6-5 at home this season. Myles Mack leads the Scarlet Knights averaging 16.5 points and 4.3 assists per game. Kadeem Jack is averaging 14 points and 7.1 rebounds, J.J. Moore is averaging 12.3 points, and Jerome Seagears is averaging 9.5 points. Rutgers is averaging 77.7 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Rutgers has played the 132nd Read More

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Rutgers Scarlett Knights and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Saturday In the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Fighting Irish are -14 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights with an over/under point total set at 52.5. The Rutgers Scarlett Knights won their final game of the season over South Florida to get their sixth win and become bowl eligible but it has been a rough season for the RU. Rutgers started the season with one point loss against Fresno State and it went downhill from there. The Scarlet Knights lost five of their last seven games and in most of those games, particularly against the bowl teams they just weren’t competitive. Chas Dodd is serviceable at QB at best as to throw high percentage short passes to be effective as it was Gary Nova at QB the bulk of the season Read More

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Villanova Wildcats

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Villanova Wildcats tangle Monday night from Philadelphia. The Wildcats are -10 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights with an over/under point total set at 130.5. Rutgers fell to 4-9 in big east play this past weekend as they became only DePaul’s second conference win as the Blue Demons took them down at home 75-69. This contest was deadlocked for most of the game before DePaul pulled away late. The Scarlet Knights were hurt even further when leading scorer Eli Carter went down with what has been ruled a broken fibula that will sideline him for the rest of the season. Myles Mack had 28 points for Rutgers but was pretty much all alone as the Scarlet Knights supporting cast was non-existent. Without Carter the rest of the way, it will be hard to put much faith in the Scarlet Knights down the stretch. Villanova Read More

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Villanova Wildcats

The Rutgers Scarlett Knights and the Villanova Wildcats battle it out on Thursday Night in a Big East college basketball match up.  The Scarlet Knights are -4 point favorites over the Wildcats with an over/under point total set at 138. The Rutgers Scarlett Knights are coming off of a nice road win against in state rival Seton Hall but overall this season has been a bust for Mike Rice’s team. RU is 5-11 in the Big East, 10-6 at home this season, and they are in 12th place in the conference standings. Eli Carter is averaging 13.4 points, Gilvydas Biruta is averaging 10 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Myles Mack is averaging 9.7 points. As a team the Scarlet Knights are averaging 66 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents shoot 41.8 percent. Rutgers has had some quality wins this Read More

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Providence Friars

The Providence Friars and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet on Wednesday in Big East college hoops action.  The Friars are -2 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights with an over/under point total set at 134. The Providence Friars have lost four games in a row and the overall season has been a struggle for Ed Cooley’s team. Providence is 1-8 in Big East play, 9-3 at home this season, and in 16th and last place in the conference standings. Vincent Council is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 assists, Bryce Cotton is averaging 15.1 points, LeDontae Henton is averaging 13.6 points and 8.9 rebounds, and Gerald Coleman is averaging 13.4 points and 5.1 rebounds. As a team Providence is averaging 70 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Providence has a winning overall record but they Read More

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Georgetown Hoyas and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet on Saturday afternoon for a Big East College hoops matchup.  The Hoyas are -10.5 point favorites over the Scarlet Knight with an over/under point total set at 127.5. The Georgetown Hoyas have won back to back games and they look to make it three in a row as John Thompson III’s team is ranked in the top 25 and they sit in third place in the Big East standings. Georgetown is 9-1 at home this year, 5-2 in the Big East, and they have played the 22nd ranked schedule in the nation. Jason Clark is averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 rebounds, Hollis Thompson is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Henry Sims is averaging 11.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. As a team the Hoyas are averaging 73.2 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.9 Read More

South Florida Bulls vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The South Florida Bulls take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as they kick off Sunday’s college hoops action.  The Bulls are -3.5 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights with an over/under point total set at 118. The South Florida Bulls have lost three of their last four games including their Big East opener and Stan Heath’s team looks to even their conference record here. USF has played the 73rd ranked schedule in the nation and will get tougher but they have been very competitive in most of their losses. Augustus Gilchrist is averaging 11.2 points and 6.0 rebounds, Toarlyn Fitzpatrick is averaging 9.6 points and 7.0 rebounds, Victor Rudd is averaging 9.1 points and 3.6 rebounds, and Ron Anderson Jr. is averaging 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. As a team South Florida is averaging 60.9 points and they are shooting 43 percent while their opponents score 57.8 points and shoot Read More

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Iowa St. Cyclones

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Iowa State Cyclones battle it out in “The House That Ruth Built” as they meet in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium.  The Scarlet Knights are -2 point favorites over the Cyclones with an over/under point total set at 44.5. It was a season of streaks for Greg Schiano’s Rutgers Scarlet Knights as they strung together wins and losses all season long. While RU didn’t make a lot of headlines they quietly went about their business finishing the season with eight wins including winning three in row as they were closing out the season until they took a tough loss to UConn. Chas Dood and Gary Nova both saw plenty of action at QB this season and as of the time of writing this Schiano hadn’t named a starter but as is usually the case in QB controversies a lot of it Read More

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Florida Gators

The Rutgers Scarlett Knights play their final game before starting their Big East schedule as they hos the high powered and nationally ranked Florida Gators.  The Gators are -10 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights with an over/under point total set at 140. The Rutgers Scarlett Knights have won their last three games in a row but Mike Rice’s team knows that their tough work is all ahead of them. Rutgers has played the 326th ranked schedule in the country and as is the case for every Big East team it only gets a lot tougher when the conference schedule kicks in. Gilvydas Biruta averages 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds, Eli Carter is averaging 11.2 points, Myles Mack is averaging 10.5 points, and Dane Miller averages 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. As a team RU averages 68.8 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they allow 61.3 points Read More

Army Black Knights vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Army Black Knights host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights for the fourth meeting between these teams in as many years. The Scarlet Knights look for back to back wins after a 20-17 overtime win over South Florida in week ten action while the Black Knights couldn’t hold an early lead in a 24-14 loss to Air Force.  The Scarlet Knights are -8 point favorites over the Black Knights. Defense, special teams and a few clutch plays by the offense all had a hand in Rutgers win over South Florida. In fact, the offense generally plays second fiddle on this team and their 228 offensive yards versus the Bulls says as much. South Florida eliminated the Rutgers rushing attack with 22 carries and less than a yard per rush. Eliminating the run and forcing the Scarlet Knights to win through the air is a recipe’ for success for opponents as the Read More