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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Open as Week 13 Betting Underdogs vs Spartans

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights host Michigan State on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-3 ATS mark against the 8-3 Spartans in NCAA college football betting action at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as 13.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 27-16 victory for the Spartans. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan State Spartans vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights sport a record of 4-7 and 8-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Michigan State Spartans sit at 8-3 and 6-5 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 5-6 for the Scarlet Knights and 4-7 for the Spartans. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rutgers vs Michigan State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 132 and the Michigan State Spartans sitting at No. 82.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rutgers's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 19 PPG, against a Michigan State defense that ranks No. 34 this week at 21.45 PPG. The Rutgers aerial game is averaging 117.18 yards per game, less than the Michigan State Spartans secondary allows through the air, 205.45 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Michigan State Spartans feature the league's No. 30-rated road run defense, allowing 143.75 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 60 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Maryland was unable to contain LJ Scott in its last action Saturday and the result was a 17-7 Week 12 loss against the Spartans.

Rutgers was hammered in its last outing, as Indiana ran up a 41-0 score against them at Memorial Stadium-Bloomington.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Michigan State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Rutgers is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
  • Rutgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Rutgers is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home