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Scarlet Knights host Mountaineers in Week 9 action

West Virginia MountaineersRutgers Scarlet Knights
Oct 29, 3:30 PM | Turf of Rutgers Stadium

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds


Week 9 action on Saturday will see the Scarlet Knights looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mountaineers visit Rutgers Stadium.

Backers of the Scarlet Knights have seen them go 5-2 and 5-2 ATS so far this season, while the Mountaineers are at 5-2 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 6-1, while the Scarlet Knights are 1-6.

View West Virginia vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 5.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 30-rated Scarlet Knights and the No. 57-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 40-39 win for the Mountaineers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 66-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 57 at 25.4 PPG. The Scarlet Knights passing attack has averaged 236.1 yards per game, more than the Mountaineers give up through the air (191 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Mountaineers own the league's No. 86-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 191 yards per game when on the road. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 86 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 49-23 loser as they battled Syracuse on the road. West Virginia failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point favorite, while 72 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Rutgers lost its last outing, a 16-14 result against Louisville on October 21. Rutgers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 30 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few Mountaineers at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rutgers
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
West Virginia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rutgers's last 7 games
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Rutgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia home to Louisville, Saturday, November 5
Rutgers home to South Florida, Saturday, November 5