Michigan vs. Rutgers Prediction
Looking to win for the first time since its opening game, Michigan travels to Piscataway, NJ in Week 12 to take on Rutgers at 7:30 p.m. ET. Are the Scarlet Knights a live dog as a 12-point home underdog or will the Wolverines take out some frustrations tonight on their conference foe?
361 Michigan Wolverines (-12) at 362 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+12); o/u 52
SHI Stadium, Piscataway, NJ
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 21, 2020
TV: Big Ten Network
Michigan Wolverines Game Notes
Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said on Monday that redshirt sophomore QB Joe Milton and redshirt freshman QB Cade McNamara will both receive first-team reps as the Wolverines prepare for Saturday's game at Rutgers. Milton (6'5/245) beat out Dylan McCaffrey, who has since entered his name into the transfer portal, for the starting job during preseason camp. But after performing well in Michigan's season-opening win over Minnesota the redshirt sophomore has struggled, and it all came to a head during Saturday's 49-11 home loss to Wisconsin. Milton threw two early interceptions, resulting in his being benched with McNamara (6'1/205) replacing him. While McNamara's numbers weren't great, as he completed 4-of-7 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown, he took better care of the football than Milton. A decision won't be made on which quarterback starts at Rutgers until later in the week. And given Harbaugh's policy of not releasing a depth chart, he may wait until Michigan's first offensive snap to reveal his hand.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Game Notes
Rutgers redshirt junior QB Noah Vedral completed 21-of-34 passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in a 23-20 loss to Illinois on Saturday. Vedral (6'1/195) had his ups and downs, completing 62 percent of his passes but turning the ball over far too many times. His best throw of the day came on a 15-yard crossing-route to Bo Melton that he caught between two Illinois defenders and cashed in for the 66-yard touchdown reception. However his most memorable moment came when he threw a costly interception with under a minute remaining. The miscue gave the Fighting Illini great field position, as they were able to hit a couple of passes and kick the game-winning 47-yard field goal with :07 left on the clock. Next Saturday Rutgers hosts a sputtering Michigan team that has yet to win a game this season.
Michigan vs. Rutgers Betting Prediction
The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 44-19-1 in Michigan’s last 64 games overall. The over is also 36-17-1 in the Wolverines’ last 54 games when favored, has cashed in eight of their last 10 road games and is 21-8 in their last 29 conference games. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Scarlet Knights’ last five home games and is 5-2 in their last seven games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 BETTING PREDICTION: MICHIGAN/RUTGERS OVER 52