8 p.m. ET – Indiana at Rutgers (-3.5) O/U: 133
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Indiana||+3½ (-110)||+140||O 133 (-110)|
|Rutgers||-3½ (-110)||-170||U 133 (-110)|
The 12-10 Hoosiers travel to the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey for a second matchup with the 12-9 Scarlet Knights on Wednesday night. Indiana suffered a 78-71 loss at home to Michigan State on Saturday after allowing 52 second-half points. Rutgers’ NCAA tournament hopes took a step back on Sunday afternoon with a 68-59 loss at home to Maryland. The first matchup on Jan. 24 was won by the Scarlet Knights 74-70 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Indiana is led by star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, who ranks fourth in the Big Ten with 20.2 points per game while also collecting 9.4 rebounds per game. Davis had a season-high 34 points on Saturday against Michigan State on 11-of-18 shooting from the field. Davis was held to 13 points on 40-percent shooting in the first game against the Scarlet Knights.
The leading scorer for Rutgers is guard Ron Harper Jr. with 15.5 points per game. Harper was unable to get anything going on Sunday, making only one field goal and scoring six points in the loss to Maryland. If Rutgers wants to get back in the win column they will need a better performance from him Wednesday night. Fortunately for the Scarlet Knights, Harper was great in the first matchup against the Hoosiers, finishing with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
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