Penn State hosts Rutgers in what should be a bounce back game for the suddenly 7-2 Nittany Lions.¬† The game takes place this Saturday on Nov. 11. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:00 pm ET from Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA.
Penn State is a solid 6 and 2 against the spread. The Nittany Lions are also 7 and 2 straight up. Rutgers is 4 and 5 straight up. The Scarlet Knights are 7 and 2 ATS.
Rutgers Vs Penn State Odds & Betting Predictions
The line opened Penn State -28 and early bets backing the Nittany Lions has pushed the spread to -31. The total in this game is at 52.5 after opening at 54.
Bet on Rutgers +31 because‚Ä¶
Rutgers has been a covering machine this season. In the Big Ten, the Scarlet Knights have covered against the spread versus Nebraska, Illinois, Purdue, Michigan, and Maryland. Oddsmakers and football handicappers discount Rutgers. They almost always cover versus Big Ten opponents.
Bet on #16 Penn State -31 because‚Ä¶
Penn State is ready to pummel a team after their stunning 24 to 27 overtime loss to Michigan State. The loss to the Spartans was two in a row where Penn State appeared to have the game won only to lose. The Nittany Lions figure to take out their frustrations versus the Scarlet Knights on Saturday.
Betting Predictions Rutgers Vs Penn State
The Nittany Lions are going to try and beat Rutgers by 50 points. Penn State has lost 2 straight. There’s no way the Lions can get back into the College Football Playoff discussion. Penn State can’t even win the Big Ten.
What they can do is secure a New Year’s Day Bowl. The only way to do that is to impressively win their final 3 games.
The problem is that Rutgers doesn’t always allow their heavily favored opponents to blow them out. The cover versus Michigan in a 14 to 35 loss as a +22 dog is one such game.
Penn State is not Michigan, though. I believe the Nittany Lions absolutely pummel Rutgers. This game should end closer to Rutgers 0 to 56 loss to Ohio State then to the Scarlet Knights’ loss to Michigan.