Rutgers vs. Penn State - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-8)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (High Point Solutions Stadium)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Saturday night in a Big Ten college football game at High Point Solutions Stadium.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look to build on their six-game winning streak and their lead in the Big Ten East. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost six of their last nine road games. Trace McSorley is completing 55.4 percent of his passes for 2,390 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. McSorley has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Chris Godwin and Mike Gesicki have combined for 1,090 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while DeAndre Thompkins has 19 receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 172.8 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 1,113 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 26.1 points and 373.1 yards per game. Marcus Allen leads the Penn State Nittany Lions with 82 tackles, Garrett Sickels has 6.5 sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights would love to snap a brutal seven-game losing streak on their last home game of the season. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights haven’t beat a ranked team since their 2009 win over USF. Chris Laviano is completing 48.3 percent of his passes for 748 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Laviano and Giovanni Rescigno have combined for 10 touchdown passes this season. Jawuan Harris and Andre Patton have combined for 762 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Janarion Grant has 20 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 154.4 yards per contest, and Robert Martin leads the way with 547 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 38 points and 444.5 yards per game. Trevor Morris leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 84 tackles, Julian Pinnix-Odrick has 4.5 sacks and Anthony Cioffi has two interceptions.
The Nittany Lions are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games in November and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Scarlet Knights last 7 home games and the over is 8-2 in Nittany Lions last 10 games overall.
This line has shot through the roof with Penn State money and you can't blame bettors consisering Rutgers is easily the worst power five team in the country. Rutgers doesn't do much of anything right and is the punching bag for the Big Ten. Add the way Penn State has been playing for the last month, and this is likely going to be a blowout. As it's been for every Rutgers game this season, it's either fade the Scarlet Knights or pass.