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Scarlet Knights visit Mustangs in Week 6 battle

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
3-1October 05, 2013, 12:00 | Gerald J. Ford Stadium1-3


Gerald J. Ford Stadium features a battle between the host Southern Methodist Mustangs and the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights in betting action Saturday.

They battle the Scarlet Knights, currently with a 3-1 mark (2-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Mustangs and 2-2 for the Scarlet Knights.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds and Stats.

Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 4 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

This game matches up the No. 60 (Mustangs) and the No. 45 (Scarlet Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 41-10 result in favor of the Scarlet Knights is predicted by handicapping models.

Rutgers was a 28-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (52) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out, Southern Methodist could not slow down $WinningWR, who managed 159 receiving yards in the Horned Frogs 48-17 victory over the Mustangs Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Methodist's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 21 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 43 this week at 21.5 PPG. The Mustangs aerial game is averaging 330.5 yards per game, more than the Scarlet Knights secondary allows through the air, 261.75 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Scarlet Knights feature the league's No. 70-rated road run defense, allowing 186 yards per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, ranks No. 101 in rushing offense at home.

A few Scarlet Knights at Mustangs trends to consider:
Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rutgers is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rutgers's last 9 games
Rutgers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Rutgers at Louisville, Thursday, October 10th
Southern Methodist at Memphis, Saturday, October 19th