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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Ohio Bobcats in NCAAF odds tilt

Ohio BobcatsRutgers Scarlet Knights
Sep 24, 2:00 PM | Turf of Rutgers Stadium

Ohio Bobcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


Week 4 action on Saturday will see the Scarlet Knights looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bobcats visit Rutgers Stadium.

The Scarlet Knights currently sports a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-0 ATS. The Bobcats are 3-0 and 2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Scarlet Knights post a 0-2 over under record this season, while the Bobcats have gone 2-1 against the number.

View Ohio vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Scarlet Knights in this one will find them as 4.5-point favorites. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Scarlet Knights at No. 7 and the Bobcats at No. 45 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 52-47 result in favor of the Bobcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 41-ranked offense (35 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 12 at 11.3 PPG. The Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 226.5 yards per game, more than the Bobcats give up through the air (180 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 6 yards per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, ranks No. 81 in rushing offense at home.

Ohio was a 44-7 winner in its last match at home against Marshall. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 51 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Rutgers lost its last outing, a 24-22 result against North Carolina on September 10. Rutgers covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 46 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Ohio is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio's last 8 games
Ohio is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Rutgers's last 10 games
Rutgers is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
Rutgers is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Ohio home to Kent State, Saturday, October 1
Rutgers at Syracuse, Saturday, October 1