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Army vs. Rutgers Odds

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (The Spread) – No. 24 Rutgers hopes to pick up a non-conference win on Saturday when it hosts Army at Noon ET on ESPNU.

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Rutgers is 7-1 on the season and 3-1 at home while Army is 2-7 on the year and 0-3 on the road. The Black Knights are 3-6 against the spread this year while the Scarlet Knights are 5-3 ATS. Rutgers has won eight straight in this series and covered the spread in 8 of the last 9 meetings.

Trends show that Army is 2-8 against the spread in its last 10 road games and 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games against Big East opponents. Rutgers is 7-1 against the spread in its last 8 games following a bye week.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Rutgers is favored to win this game at home, as the Scarlet Knights have odds of -18 points against Army. The over/under total has been set at 51.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Rutgers favored by 18 points as well. The spread dipped to 17.5 points during the week before closing at 18.

Rutgers is coming off a 35-23 loss to Kent State two weeks ago and had a bye last week. The loss was the first of the year for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers has one of the top defenses in the country, as the Scarlet Knights are allowing just 14.3 points per game. Offensively, Rutgers is scoring 26 points per game. The team is being led by running back Jawan Jamison, who has rushed for 863 yards and four touchdowns.

Army is coming off a 41-21 win at home over Air Force last week. The Black Knights snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory. On the year, Army is averaging just 26.6 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up 35.1 points per contest. Army does have the top rushing attack in the country, averaging 375.4 yards per game. Quarterback Trent Steelman has thrown for 494 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 911 yards and 12 scores.

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In terms of Injuries, Army defensive back Marques Avery (undisclosed) and defensive back Ty Shrader (leg) are both questionable for this game. Rutgers kicker Kyle Federico is questionable for the game with a hip injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights are getting 74% of the wagers with odds of -18 points against Army on Saturday.

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