Michigan St. vs. Rutgers Odds
No. 4 Michigan State hopes to avoid another close call on Saturday when the Spartans take on Rutgers on the road at 8PM ET on the Big Ten Network.
According to oddsmakers at GTBets, Michigan State is favored on the road, as the Spartans are getting odds of -13.5 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 54 points. The home team has won three straight in this series and Rutgers is 3-1 against the spread in its last four against Michigan State.
Michigan State is 5-0 on the season, 1-0 in the Big Ten, 0-5 against the spread and 3-2 with the under. MSU is coming off a 24-21 win at home over Purdue. The Spartans have four of their five wins by 14 points or less. MSU is averaging 31.4 points and 379 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 20.8 points and 376.8 yards per contest. MSU has some injuries to the offensive line, which could impact the offensive numbers. LJ Scott and Madre London have combined for 748 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while Connor Cook has thrown for 977 yards with 10 touchdowns. Aaron Burbridge has 25 catches for 414 yards and four scores.
Rutgers is 2-2 overall, 0-1 in the Big Ten, 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 27-14 win over Kansas, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Rutgers is averaging 31.8 points and 437 yards per game while the defense is giving up 23 points and 392 yards per game. Rutgers is led by Chris Laviano, who has thrown for 794 yards and six touchdowns while Josh Hicks has run for 371 yards and four touchdowns.