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Orange host Scarlet Knights in Week 5 action

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsSyracuse Orange
Oct 1, 12:00 PM | Turf of Carrier Dome

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The Scarlet Knights will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Orange in Syracuse at Carrier Dome on Saturday in Week 5 action.

They will face the 2-1 Scarlet Knights, who own a 3-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Orange are 3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Scarlet Knights are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Rutgers vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Scarlet Knights were listed as 1-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Orange - Scarlet Knights odds would favor the Scarlet Knights if the lines were set according to power ranks. Syracuse is rated No. 114 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Scarlet Knights sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 46-26 win for the Scarlet Knights.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 75-ranked offense (26.8 PPG) against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 20 at 16.7 PPG. The Orange passing attack has averaged 241.8 yards per game, more than the Scarlet Knights give up through the air (241.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Scarlet Knights feature the league's No. 42-rated road run defense, allowing 132 yards per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, ranks No. 102 in rushing offense at home.

Rutgers won its last outing, a 38-26 result against Ohio on September 24. Rutgers covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 64 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Syracuse was a 33-30 winner in its last match at home against Toledo. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 63 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Scarlet Knights at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Rutgers's last 11 games
Rutgers is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing Syracuse
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Syracuse is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Rutgers

Next up:
Rutgers home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 8
Syracuse at Tulane, Saturday, October 8