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College Football Betting Preview: Ohio St Buckeyes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
November 4, 2023
-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Piscataway, New Jersey to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at SHI Stadium in a battle of two Big Ten teams with the game scheduled to start at 12:00 PM ET and airing nationally on CBS on Saturday afternoon in week 10 of the college football season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes enter this game ranked 3
in the AP Poll and 3
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 8-0 following a 24-10 win on the road against the Wisconsin Badgers while failing to cover the 14.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season. Ohio State scored 24 points while compiling a total of 407 yards offensively which included 226 passing yards and 181 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 259 total yards defensively which included 165 passing yards and 94 rushing yards. Kyle McCord led the team in passing, completing 17 of 26 attempts for 226 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. TreVeyon Henderson led the team in rushing with 24 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 45 yards. Marvin Harrison Jr. led the team in receiving, catching six of 11 targets for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Rutgers enters this game with a record of 6-2 following a 31-14 win on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers while covering the 6-point spread as a road favorite in week 8 of the college football season. The Scarlet Knights scored 31 points while compiling a total of 315 yards offensively which included 39 passing yards and 276 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 279 total yards defensively which included 126 passing yards and 153 rushing yards. Gavin Wimsatt led the team in passing, completing 5 of 12 attempts for 39 yards while also leading the team in rushing with 143 yards and three touchdowns on 16 attempts. Christian Dremel led the team in receiving, catching two of three targets for 14 yards.
BookMaker has the Ohio State Buckeyes listed as 18.5-point favorites on the road against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday afternoon in week 10 of the college football season. Ohio State has won all nine games all-time in the series and has won by an average margin of 42.11 points per game all-time and 34.33 points per game over the last three meetings. The Buckeyes are 6-2-1 ATS all-time while both teams are 1-1-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-3-1 ATS overall, 1-2-1 ATS on the road, 4-3-1 ATS as a favorite, and 3-2 ATS in conference games this season while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-1-1 ATS overall, 4-1 ATS at home, 1-0-1 ATS as an underdog, and 3-1-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of the best teams in college football this season and have dominated this series, winning all nine games all-time and winning those matchups by an average of 42.11 points per game. However, Rutgers is an improved team and is having one of its best years in recent memory while also being one of the best teams at covering the spread in college football going 6-1-1 ATS overall while the Buckeyes have struggled to cover the spread on the road going 1-2-1 ATS on the road. Ohio State will get the win, however, I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at home when they host the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Spooky Express Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +19
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