Rutgers making a run

No. 25 Rutgers looks to add to its three-game winning streak on Saturday when the Knights face Syracuse at 3:30PM ET from The Carrier Dome.

Bet Rutgers at Syracuse
The Knights are 7-2 this season and 4-5 against the point spread odds. Rutgers has won seven of its last eight and covered in three-straight games. Rutgers has won its last four games with Syracuse by an average of 24 points.

Syracuse is 3-7 this year and 5-5 against the point spread odds. The Orange have lost three straight and five of their last six while covering in two of their last four.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Rutgers 8.5-point road favorites over Syracuse on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 42.5.

Rutgers is scoring 29 points per-game behind a strong rushing attack. Joe Martinek has rushed for 729 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Syracuse is allowing 26.6 points per-game, but has a solid rushing defense that is giving up just 99 yards per-game on the ground. Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage will have to make some throws against the Syracuse defense in order to cover the odds. Savage has thrown for 1,535 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions this year.

The Orange have struggled to just 19.2 points per-game on offense as Greg Paulus has thrown for 1,586 yards with 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The Knights have the top defense in the Big East, holding opponents to 15.6 points and 304.7 yards per-game.

The key to this pick is in Savage’s ability to lead Rutgers through the air. The Orange will be looking to take away the running game on defense and Rutgers shouldn’t have an issue limiting Syracuse’s offense. If Savage can pick up a couple of touchdown passes and put together lengthy possessions for the Rutgers offense, the Knights should be able to cover with ease. With the spread less than two scores, we suggest a pick of Rutgers with the over in this Big East matchup.

Our College Football Week 12 Free Pick for this matchup is: RUTGERS -8.5 and OVER 42.5.
College Football Week 12 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

SYRACUSE is 9-8 against the spread versus RUTGERS since 1992

SYRACUSE is 11-6 straight up against RUTGERS since 1992

3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

RUTGERS is 2-0 against the spread versus SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons 

RUTGERS is 2-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at SYRACUSE since 1992

SYRACUSE is 6-3 against the spread versus RUTGERS since 1992

SYRACUSE is 7-2 straight up against RUTGERS since 1992

2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons.

RUTGERS is 1-0 against the spread versus SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons 

RUTGERS is 1-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 12 College Football Injury Report
RUTGERS

[DE] 09/04/2009 - Gary Watts out for season ( Knee ) 

[RB] 09/10/2009 - Mason Robinson out for season ( Knee ) 

[LB] 11/12/2009 - Marcus Witherspoon "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse ( Leg ) 

[OG] 11/12/2009 - Caleb Ruch "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse ( Ankle ) 

[OT] 11/20/2009 - Desmond Stapleton is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Syracuse ( Ankle ) 

[RB] 11/16/2009 - Kordell Young out for season ( Knee ) 

SYRACUSE

[FS] 09/05/2009 - Dorian Graham out for season ( Shoulder ) 

[TE] 10/07/2009 - Nick Provo out for season ( Knee ) 

[WR] 11/02/2009 - Mike Williams has quit team ( Undisclosed ) 

[DE] 11/03/2009 - Jared Kimmel out for season ( Knee ) 

[TE] 11/10/2009 - Cody Catalina out for season ( Knee ) 

[SS] 11/08/2009 - Max Suter out for season ( Arm ) 

[DT] 11/09/2009 - Arthur Jones out for season ( Knee ) 

[OT] 11/09/2009 - Jonathon Meldrum out for season ( Knee ) 

[TE] 11/17/2009 - Dalton Phillips out for season ( Concussion ) 

[OG] 11/19/2009 - Andrew Tiller "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers ( Undisclosed ) 

[KR] 11/19/2009 - Mike Jones out for season ( Hip ) 

[LB] 11/19/2009 - Derell Smith out for season ( Knee ) 
Rutgers at Syracuse Odds
Rutgers Scarlet Knights -8.5 Over 42.5 (-370)

Syracuse Orange +8.5 Under 42.5 (+290)
Bet Rutgers at Syracuse
Posted: 11/21/09 2:36PM ET

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