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Game Preview - Midshipmen underdogs vs Scarlet Knights at Rutgers

Navy MidshipmenRutgers Scarlet Knights
Oct 15, 2:00 PM | Turf of Rutgers Stadium

Navy Midshipmen vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


Rutgers will look to improve on its 4-1 record this week when they host Navy in Week 7 action at Rutgers Stadium on Saturday.

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

View Navy vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Scarlet Knights sat as 3.5-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 29-rated Midshipmen taking on the No. 16-rated Scarlet Knights in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 45-31 win for the Scarlet Knights on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 45-ranked offense (32.2 PPG) against a Midshipmen defense that ranks No. 90 at 30.6 PPG. The Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 235 yards per game, more than the Midshipmen give up through the air (187.4 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Midshipmen own the league's No. 79-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 189 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 94 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Navy, they were a 63-35 loser as they battled Southern Miss at home. Navy failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 98 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 34-10 winner as they battled Pittsburgh at home. Rutgers covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Navy Midshipmen Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
Before playing Louisville are 3-3

A few Midshipmen at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Navy's last 5 games
Navy is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Navy is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Navy is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Navy
Rutgers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Navy

Next up:
Navy home to East Carolina, Saturday, October 22
Rutgers at Louisville, Friday, October 21