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College Football Betting Line Favors the Rutgers Scarlet Knights over the Michigan Wolverines

Michigan Wolverines

vs

Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Saturday, October 04, 2014 7:00 PM ET
High Point Solutions Stadium

Michigan will be trying to avoid their fifth straight loss ATS when they visit the resurgent Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium. The 2-3 Wolverines have struggled to produce offense, averaging less than 15 points per game in their last four outings since dominating Appalachian State, 52-14, as 29-point road favorites in their season opener.

The 4-1 Scarlet Knights have played disciplined football, covering three times as underdogs this season, while holding opponents to under 15 points per game in their last three outings, all of which finished UNDER the point total. Overall, the UNDER is 7-2 in Rutgers' last nine.

Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Rutgers Scarlet Knights here saw them open at 5Dimes as -3.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

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Computer Prediction: Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 31-30 result in favor of the Wolverines. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS. Michigan is 1-3-1 on the over under betting totals; Rutgers is 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rutgers vs Michigan injuries news.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights sit at No. 76 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Michigan Wolverines are at No. 69 on that chart.

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How Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats Matchup

The game also pits Rutgers's No. 68-ranked offense, averaging 30.2 PPG, against a Michigan defense that ranks No. 48 this week at 22.2 PPG. The Rutgers aerial game is averaging 240.6 yards per game, more than the Michigan Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 178 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Michigan Wolverines own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 54 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 104 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Michigan was a 30-14 loser at home against Golden Gophers. They failed to cover the -10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (44) was profitable news for PUSH bettors. In their last game, the Wolverines were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 30-14 score against Minnesota.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 31-6 winner at home against Green Wave. They covered the -13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (37) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Rutgers won its last game, 31-6 over Tulane on Saturday, behind a 140-yard receiving performance from Leonte Carroo at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Odds Trends

Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Michigan's last 11 games
Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Rutgers is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rutgers's last 9 games
Rutgers is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Penn State, Saturday, October 11th
Rutgers at Ohio State, Saturday, October 18th

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