Saturday's contest between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1) and Howard Bison (2-2) matching up at Jersey Mike's Arena has a projected final score of 78-66 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of heavily favored Rutgers, so expect a one-sided matchup. The game will tip off at 6:00 PM ET on November 18.

According to our computer prediction, Howard is a good bet to cover the spread, which currently sits at 14.5. The two teams are projected to go over the 142.5 total.

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Rutgers vs. Howard Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV: B1G+
  • Where: Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Venue: Jersey Mike's Arena
  • Line: Rutgers -14.5
  • Point Total: 142.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Rutgers -1227, Howard +750

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Rutgers vs. Howard Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Rutgers 78, Howard 66

Spread & Total Prediction for Rutgers vs. Howard

  • Pick ATS: Howard (+14.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (142.5)

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Rutgers Performance Insights

  • Rutgers was 266th in the nation in points scored (68.4 per game) and 11th-best in points allowed (61.1) last season.
  • Last season, the Scarlet Knights were 58th in the nation in rebounds (33.9 per game) and 175th in rebounds allowed (31.1).
  • Last season Rutgers was ranked 46th in the nation in assists with 15.1 per game.
  • Last year, the Scarlet Knights were 329th in the country in 3-point makes (5.7 per game) and 291st in 3-point percentage (32.1%).
  • Giving up 7.2 3-pointers per game and conceding 30.8% from downtown last season, Rutgers was 177th and 31st in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.
  • Last year, Rutgers attempted 69.8% of its shots from inside the 3-point line, and 30.2% from beyond it. In terms of makes, 77.5% of Rutgers' buckets were 2-pointers, and 22.5% were 3-pointers.

Howard Performance Insights

  • Howard was 90th in the country last year with 75.3 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranked 254th with 72.6 points allowed per contest.
  • With 32.4 boards per game, the Bison were 134th in the country. They allowed 29.4 rebounds per contest, which ranked 71st in college basketball.
  • Howard dished out 14.9 assists per game, which ranked them 52nd in college basketball.
  • The Bison were 22nd-best in college basketball with 15.0 forced turnovers per game, but they ranked -2-worst in college basketball by committing 15.9 turnovers per contest.
  • The Bison sank 8.1 three-pointers per game (92nd-ranked in college basketball). They sported a 37.4% shooting percentage (29th-ranked) from three-point land.
  • Howard was 177th in the country with 7.2 treys allowed per game. Meanwhile, it ranked 205th with a 34.1% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
  • Howard took 63% two-pointers and 37% from three-point land last year. Of the team's baskets, 69.8% were two-pointers and 30.2% were three-pointers.

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