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Scarlet Knights visit Buckeyes Buckeyes in Week 8 College Football Betting Clash

Rutgers Scarlet Knights


Ohio State Buckeyes
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Ohio Stadium


Ohio State has bounced back nicely from its early-season loss to Virginia Tech with a 3-0 SU and ATS record over its last three games.

The Buckeyes will be a big favorite again when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this Saturday.

Rutgers is a dangerous road underdog with an 18-7-1 ATS record in its last 26 games as a road dog including a 5-5 SU record over its last 10. Ohio State is 6-3 ATS in its last nine games as a home favorite. The OVER is 7-1 in Ohio State's last eight games.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights opened as 19.5-point underdogs in this one at Bovada and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. The total was 63.5 over at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 40-23 win for the Buckeyes. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-1 so far on the season, and 4-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, are 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Ohio State go 4-1 and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights go 3-3 on the totals. 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. 11-rated Ohio State Buckeyes and the No. 80-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this matchup.

How Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Stats Matchup

The game also pits Ohio State's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 44.6 PPG, against a Rutgers defense that ranks No. 43 this week at 21.67 PPG. The Ohio State aerial game is averaging 276.6 yards per game, more than the Rutgers Scarlet Knights secondary allows through the air, 261.67 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 88.5 yards per game when on the road. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Gary Nova led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 404 yards Saturday as the Scarlet Knights downed the Wolverines 26-24 at High Point Solutions Stadium.


Last time we saw the Terrapins, they had no answer for Ezekiel Elliott as the Buckeyes rolled to a 52-24 victory at Byrd Stadium.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds Trends

Rutgers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Rutgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rutgers's last 10 games
Rutgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Ohio State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio State's last 8 games
Ohio State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers at Nebraska, Saturday, October 25th
Ohio State at Penn State, Saturday, October 25th