Rutgers vs. Morgan State - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rutgers vs. Morgan State - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Morgan State Bears (0-2) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-2)

College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm (High Point Solutions Stadium)

The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -35.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Morgan State Bears and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Saturday in college football action at High Point Solutions Stadium.

The Morgan State Bears would love an upset victory to climb out of their early 0-2 hole. The Morgan State Bears have lost six of their last seven road games. Elijah Staley is completing 47.6 percent of his passes for 355 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Staley needs to be more accurate with his passes to give the Bears a chance here. Amonta Poteat and Torrance Little have combined for 130 receiving yards on 11 catches while Manassah Bailey has six receptions. The Morgan State Bears ground game is averaging 54 yards per contest, and Eric Harrell leads the way with 57 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Morgan State is allowing 18 points and 221 yards per game. Brandon Griffin leads the Morgan State Bears with 13 tackles, Malachi Washington has 1.5 sacks and Ian McBorrough has one interception. 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights also need a victory to rebound from a rough 0-2 start to the season. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost seven straight home games. Kyle Bolin is completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Bolin has four touchdown passes in his last 98 pass attempts. Janarion Grant and Damon Mitchell have combined for 205 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jerome Washington has nine receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 129.5 yards per contest, and Gus Edwards leads the way with 135 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 23 points and 371 yards per game. Deonte Roberts leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 16 tackles, Darnell Davis has one sack and Kiy Hester has three pass deflections.

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The Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September. The Scarlet Knights are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and the under is 5-0 in Scarlet Knights last 5 games overall.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights haven't shown to be a good team this season, but Morgan State hasn't scored a single point in two games. Not to mention the Bears lost 0-62 against Marshall and 3-60 to Army last year. If Rutgers can't win this game in blowout fashion, there's something wrong. I'll take the Scarlet Knights in a beatdown, even though I wouldn't be shocked if they needed all four quarters to win. 

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Randy’s Pick Rutgers Scarlet Knights -35.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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