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Betting line favors Panthers over Scarlet Knights

Pittsburgh PanthersRutgers Scarlet Knights
Oct 8, 3:30 PM | Turf of Rutgers Stadium

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


Rutgers Stadium features a battle between the host Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers in betting action Saturday.

The Scarlet Knights are 3-1 so far on the season, and 4-0 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 3-2 and 2-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Rutgers go 1-3 and the Panthers go 3-2 on the totals.

View Pittsburgh vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Scarlet Knights sat as 9-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 16-rated Scarlet Knights and the No. 81-rated Panthers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 40-34 win for the Scarlet Knights on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 48-ranked offense, averaging 31.8 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 38 this week at 21.6 PPG. The Scarlet Knights aerial game is averaging 250.2 yards per game, less than the Panthers secondary allows through the air, 289.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 76 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 79 in rushing offense at home.

Pittsburgh was a 44-17 winner in its last match at home against South Florida. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 61 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 19-16 winner as they battled Syracuse on the road. Rutgers covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 35 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Panthers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Rutgers
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Rutgers
Rutgers is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rutgers's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Utah, Saturday, October 15
Rutgers home to Navy, Saturday, October 15