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Rutgers vs Indiana Odds, Lines & Prediction (Feb.7)

Jack Magruder

by Jack Magruder in College Basketball

Updated Mar 7, 2023 · 2:50 PM PST

Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis drives to the basket
Feb 4, 2023; Bloomington, Indiana, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) shoots the ball while Purdue Boilermakers center Zach Edey (15) defends in the first half at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
  • Big Ten giant-killers Rutgers and Indiana meet on Tuesday, February 7.
  • Indiana is a 4.5-point home favorite over Rutgers at Assembly Hall.
  • Read below for Rutgers vs Indiana odds, analysis and prediction.

No. 18 Indiana (16-7, 7-5 Big Ten) is a 4.5-point favorite over Rutgers in a Big Ten game at 6:30 pm ET Tuesday on the Big Ten Network. The Hoosiers and the Scarlet Knights are the only two teams to have beaten No. 1 Purdue this season

No. 24 Rutgers (16-7, 8-4 Big Ten) has won five of its last seven and is back in the AP Top 25 after a two-week absence. The Scarlet Knights beat Indiana 63-48 at home in the Big Ten opener for both Dec. 3.

Rutgers vs Indiana Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Rutgers Scarlet Knights +4.5 (-115 +160 Over 134.5 (-110)
Indiana Hoosiers -4.5 (-105) -190 Under 134.5 (-110)

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Indiana is a 4.5-point home favorite over Rutgers in the second meeting between the two this season. The Scarlet Knights have dominated the series recently, going 6-0 SU and ATS since the Hoosiers’ victory in the final game of the 2019 regular season. Indiana won the first five series meetings after Rutgers joined the Big Ten in 2014-15, but the Scarlet Knights are 8-1 SU and ATS since.



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Rutgers is 16-7 ATS this season, 3-3 on the road. Indiana is 11-11-1 ATS this season, and is 2-1 SU and 9-4 ATS at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers are 5-1 SU and ATS in Big Ten home games. Indiana 14-8-1 against the “over” and Rutgers is 10-13 in that spot.

Indiana Back on Track

After an early winter stretch in which Indiana lost five of seven games and starting point guard Xavier Johnson, the Hoosiers appear to be back to the team that was the media’s preseason choice to win the Big Ten. (Purdue was picked fifth). Indiana has has won six of its last seven and enters after its most impressive victory, a 79-74 home take-down over Purdue on Saturday. The Hoosiers opened a 16-point lead in the first half and held off the No. 1 Boilermakers behind strong performances from hyphenated go-tos Trayce Jackson-Davis and Jalen Hood-Schifino.

Senior 6’9″ Jackson-Davis (19.8 points, 11.0 rebounds) had 25 points against Purdue and freshman 6’6″ Hood-Schifino (12.5 points, 4.3 assists) had 15 points, including a pair of baskets in the final 25 seconds. Jackson-Davis has 11 double-doubles this season and is third in Division I with 3.15 blocked shots per game. He enters the Rutgers game 16 points short of becoming the first player in school history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Indiana is shooting 49.9 percent from the field, fifth in Division I, and is 24th with a 55.3 effective field goal percentage. The Hoosiers also win in other ways. They have a plus-4.3 rebound margin and are limiting opponents to 41.0 percent shooting from the floor.

Rutgers Defends the Rock

Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell builds with defense, and the seventh and latest version of his Scarlet Knights excels there. Rutgers is fourth in Division I in field goal percentage defense (37.5 percent) and second in KenPom defensive efficiency rating. They limited Michigan State to 34.5 percent shooting in a 61-55 victory at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, three days after holding Minnesota to 36.1 shooting in 90-55 victory. Rutgers plays an aggressive, switching man-to-man while throwing in an occasional 3-2 zone.

The Scarlet Knights’ offense runs behind point guard 6’6″ Paul Mulcahy, who scored all of his 17 points in the second half against Michigan State and had two crucial baskets down the stretch on drives to the hoop. A true pass-first point, Mulcahy averages 9.3 points and 4.9 assists per game. The Knights are 13-4 when he starts. Post 6’11″Clifford Omoruyi (13.4 points, 10.0 rebounds) had his ninth double-double against the Spartans with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Starting forward 6’7″ Mawot Mag will not play after suffering a right knee injury midway through the first half against Michigan State.

Rutgers vs Indiana Prediction

Jackson-Davis said recently that the Buckeyes have played with a chip on their shoulder since being “punked” by Rutgers in the first meeting, making this a pay-back game. But … There are horses for courses, and Indiana has not shot better than 41.1 percent from the floor during Rutgers’ current six-game win-and-cover streak in the series. Rutgers knows how to play the Hoosiers, and until that changes …

  • Pick: Rutgers +4.5 (-110)
  • Season CBK: 32-19 ATS


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