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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Week 12 Betting Prediction and Odds

The Penn State Nittany Lions will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Scarlet Knights in Rutgers at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday in Week 12 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 22.5 for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 41-9 win for the Nittany Lions on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights currently sport a record of 2-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-6 ATS. The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-2 and 6-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rutgers Scarlet Knights post a 6-3-1 over under record this season, while the Penn State Nittany Lions have gone 8-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rutgers vs Penn State injuries news.

The game pits the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, currently No. 126 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Penn State Nittany Lions, who rate No. 24 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Rutgers's No. 127-ranked offense, averaging 17.5 PPG, against a Penn State defense that ranks No. 52 this week at 26.1 PPG. The Rutgers aerial game is averaging 140.8 yards per game, less than the Penn State Nittany Lions secondary allows through the air, 212.4 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Penn State Nittany Lions feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 205.75 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 76 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Trace McSorley led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 332 yards Saturday as the Nittany Lions downed the Hoosiers 45-31 at Memorial Stadium.

Rutgers was hammered in its last outing, as Michigan State ran up a 49-0 score against them at Spartan Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Penn State's last 10 games
  • Penn State is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Michigan State, Saturday, November 26th
Rutgers at Maryland, Saturday, November 26th