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Ohio State expected to continue Big Ten dominance vs Rutgers

JT Barrett Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 16-1 SU and 9-8 ATS in their last 17 games against Big Ten opponents. The Buckeyes begin their conference schedule Saturday night by hosting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Ohio State's last six games in Week 5.
  • Ohio State is 5-0 ATS in its last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of Rutgers' last 12 games in October.

J.T. Barrett has been sensational through Ohio State's first three games, passing for 10 touchdowns and rushing for three while being intercepted only one time. Barrett torched Rutgers with 223 passing yards, 101 rushing yards and five total touchdowns in a 49-7 road win over the Scarlet Knights last season.

Ohio State wasn't the only team to torch Rutgers in 2015. The Scarlet Knights are 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against Big Ten opponents and 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against teams with winning records.

The Buckeyes cruised to a 56-17 win and cover as a 21-point favorite the last time they hosted Rutgers in 2014. Ohio State has failed to cover the spread in each of its last five games as a favorite of 30 points or more.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Ohio State Buckeyes as -37-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Buckeyes to win this game on Saturday 45-0. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ohio State bring a 3-0 record (3-0 ATS) to the Week 5 betting matchup against the 2-2 Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who are 2-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Ohio State go 2-1 so far and the Scarlet Knights go 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Rutgers injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 1-rated Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 108-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ohio State Buckeyes No. 3-ranked offense (56.67 PPG) against a Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 63 at 26 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 239.33 yards per game, more than the Rutgers Scarlet Knights give up through the air (180.75 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 91 yards per game when on the road. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 10 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Robert Martin tore up the turf for 106 rushing yards in the latest Scarlet Knights game, a 14-7 loss to the Hawkeyes at High Point Solutions Stadium.

In their last game, Ohio State got a 123-yard performance from Mike Weber as a key part of its 45-24 win over Oklahoma.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Rutgers is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Ohio State's last 15 games

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