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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Open as Week 3 Betting Underdogs vs Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions


Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:00 PM ET
High Point Solutions Stadium

The Penn State Nittany Lions will be gunning for their third consecutive road win SU and ATS when they visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday night. Both squads are coming off wins in Week 2, with Penn State posting a 21-3 win over Akron, while Rutgers topped Howard 38-25.

While the win moved Rutgers to 2-0 SU on the season, they failed to cover a huge 38-point spread as home favorites, dropping them to 3-6 ATS in their last nine games. Penn State visit Rutgers riding a three-game winning streak SU and ATS, including a pair of wins as road underdogs over Wisconsin and Central Florida.

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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Rutgers battles the Penn State Nittany Lions, currently with a 2-0 mark (2-0 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 2-0 for the Scarlet Knights and 1-1 for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Rutgers vs Penn State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 101 and the Penn State Nittany Lions sitting at No. 71.

How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Rutgers Scarlet Knights No. 34-ranked offense (39.5 PPG) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 24 at 13.5 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 284.5 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions give up through the air (215 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Penn State Nittany Lions own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 24 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 100 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Penn State was a 21-3 winner at home against Zips. They covered the -14-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (24) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Christian Hackenberg led the way last time out for the Nittany Lions, connecting for 319 passing yards and a 21-3 victory over the Zips at Beaver Stadium.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 38-25 winner as they battled Bison at home. Rutgers failed to cover in the match as a -38-point favorite, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Scarlet Knights grabbed a Week 2 victory over the Bison in their last game, winning 38-25 at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Odds Trends

Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Penn State's last 22 games
Penn State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Rutgers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Rutgers is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home

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Penn State home to Massachusetts, Saturday, September 20th
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