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OVER is a Smart Bet for Ohio State

Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State’s high-octane offense has gotten used to topping totals with the OVER going 17-8 in their past 25 games. This season has seen the Buckeyes score 37.0 points per game and they have twice topped the 40-point plateau. Ohio State will visit Rutgers Saturday, with the Scarlet Knights coming off a massive win.

Shark Bites
  • Ohio State is 20-0 SU in their last 20 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Rutgers' last six games in October.
  • Rutgers has allowed 11 rushing touchdowns this season.

Though Ohio State looked impressive in their win over Penn State last week, the question still remains as to who will be the Buckeyes starting quarterback. Ohio State started Cardale Jones who went 9-for-15 with 84 yards, but J.T. Barrett completed all four of his passes for two touchdowns while rushing for 102 yards.

Rutgers is coming off one of the biggest comebacks of the season after scoring 28 unanswered points in the final two quarters to beat Indiana last week. There was no specific player that took over the game for the Scarlet Knights, as four different players contributed touchdowns in the huge comeback.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Ohio State Buckeyes opened as -20.5-point favorites in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Buckeyes to win this game on Saturday 49-24. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-3 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs the point spread. The Ohio State Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 7-0 and 2-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Rutgers go 3-3 and the Ohio State Buckeyes go 2-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rutgers vs Ohio State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 81 (Rutgers Scarlet Knights) and the No. 2 (Ohio State Buckeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Rutgers Scarlet Knights No. 40-ranked offense (34.33 PPG) against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 13 at 16.29 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 249.67 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes give up through the air (143.57 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ohio State Buckeyes feature the league's No. 44-rated road run defense, allowing 152 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Saquon Barkley tore up the turf for 194 rushing yards in the latest Buckeyes game, a 38-10 win over the Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium.

 

Chris Laviano throttled the Hoosiers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 386 yards as Rutgers handed Indiana a 55-52 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Ohio State's last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games
  • Rutgers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Minnesota, Saturday, November 7th
Rutgers at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 31st

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