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Orange face Scarlet Knights in Week 7 odds

Syracuse OrangeRutgers Scarlet Knights
Oct 13, 12:00 PM | Turf of Rutgers Stadium

Syracuse Orange vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

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The Scarlet Knights will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Orange at Rutgers Stadium in Week 7 action.

They will face the 2-3 Orange, who own a 1-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 1-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Orange are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View Syracuse vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Orange in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Scarlet Knights sit at No. 30 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Orange are at No. 77 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Scarlet Knights will win this game 36-20.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 80-ranked offense, averaging 25.4 PPG, against a Orange defense that ranks No. 63 this week at 26.2 PPG. The Scarlet Knights aerial game is averaging 223.8 yards per game, more than the Orange secondary allows through the air, 208.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Orange own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 106 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 84 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 14-13 winner as they battled Pittsburgh at home. Syracuse failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 27 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Orange grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Panthers in their last game, winning 14-13 at Carrier Dome.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 19-3 winner as they battled Connecticut at home. Rutgers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 22 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Rutgers got a 110-yard performance from Jawan Jamison as a key part of its 19-3 win over Connecticut.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Orange at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games when playing Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Syracuse is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Rutgers
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games when playing Syracuse
Rutgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Syracuse

Next up:
Syracuse home to Connecticut, Friday, October 19
Rutgers at Temple, Saturday, October 20