2012 College Football Week 13 Odds & Spread: Rutgers vs. Pittsburgh Print
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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:30
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Rutgers vs. Pittsburgh Odds

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PITTSBURGH, PA (The Spread) – No. 21 Rutgers looks to add another win to its record on Saturday when it hits the road to face Pittsburgh at Noon ET on ESPN2.

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Rutgers is 9-1 on the season, 5-0 in the Big East and 5-0 on the road. Pittsburgh is 4-6 on the season, 1-4 in the Big East and 3-2 at home. The Knights are 7-3 against the spread this season while the Panthers are 5-4-1 ATS. Rutgers has won five of the last seven games in this series.

Trends show that Rutgers has covered the spread in 5 of its last 7 trips to Pittsburgh. Rutgers is also 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games following a win while Pitt is just 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 conference games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Pitt is a slight favorite at home in this game, as the Panthers have odds of -2 points against Rutgers. The over/under total has been set at 43.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Pittsburgh favored by 2 points as well. The spread hit a low of 1.5 points during the week and a high of 3 before closing back at Pitt -2.

Rutgers is coming off a 10-3 win at Cincinnati last week. The Knights have won two straight since a 35-23 loss to Kent State. Rutgers is averaging 24.6 points per game on offense this year, but the defense is fourth in the country, allowing only 12.4 points per game. This year’s team is being led by quarterback Gary Nova, who has thrown for 2,125 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Pittsburgh is coming off a 24-17 loss at Connecticut back on Nov. 9. The Panthers have lost two straight coming into this game. Pitt is scoring just 27.5 points per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to 22.7 points per game. Leading the Panthers on offense this year is quarterback Tino Sunseri, who has thrown for 2,665 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Pittsburgh linebacker Shane Gordon and tight end Hubie Graham are each questionable with ankle injuries. Rutgers kicker Kyle Federico is questionable with a hip injury while offensive lineman Andre Civil is questionable with an ankle injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of +2 points at Pitt on Saturday.

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