Penn St. vs. Rutgers Prediction
Will No. 8 Penn State continue to roll along when it takes on Rutgers tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Penn State is heavily favored on the road, as the Nittany Lions are getting odds of -28 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 57 points. Penn State has won nine straight in this series and the Nittany Lions are 6-3 against the spread in those nine games.
Penn State is coming off a 45-31 win at Indiana last week to move to 8-2 on the season and 6-1 in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions have won six straight games and are 5-0-1 against the spread in those six games. As of late, the Penn State offense is rolling. Penn State has scored at least 41 points in three straight and is now averaging 35.5 points and 414.4 yards per game on offense. PSU has a solid run game behind Saquon Barkley, who has 1,113 yards and 13 touchdowns while QB Trace McSorley has thrown for 2,390 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 304 yards and six more scores. Defensively, Penn State is giving up just 26.1 points and 373.1 yards per game.
Rutgers is on the opposite end of things than Penn State, as the Knights have lost seven straight to fall to 2-8 on the season and 0-7 in the Big Ten. Rutgers is now 4-6 against the spread this year. They are really struggling on offense right now, being held to 7 points or less in five Big Ten games. Rutgers is averaging just 17.5 points and 296.1 yards per game. The team has went with Giovanni Rescigno the last three games. He has thrown for 638 yards and five touchdowns with five interceptions, but had just 40 yards against Michigan State. Robert Martin is the leading rusher with 547 yards and a touchdown. Their defense is really struggling as well, allowing 38 points and 444.5 yards per game. They really struggle against the run, allowing 251.3 yards per contest.
Penn State looks like a completely different football team than the one that faced Michigan months ago. The Nittany Lions are going to be able to score plenty of points on this Rutgers defense and they shouldn’t have any trouble holding the Knights’ offense down. Look for Penn State to roll along and cover once again.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: PENN STATE -28