Kansas vs. Rutgers - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas vs. Rutgers - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-1) at Kansas Jayhawks (1-1)

College Football: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lawrence)

The Line: Kansas Jayhawks -3 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Kansas Jayhawks meet Saturday in college football action at the

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for a feel good victory to win two of their first three games for the second time in the last three years. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost each of their last four road games. Artur Sitkowski is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 234 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Sitkowski enters this game with 48 career pass attempts under his belt. Raheem Blackshear and Bo Melton have combined for 132 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jerome Washington has three receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 218 yards per contest, and Isaih Pacheco leads the way with 76 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 29.5 points and 374 yards per game. Trevor Morris leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 20 tackles, Elorm Lumor has two sacks and Blessuan Austin has one interception.

The Kansas Jayhawks have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since September of 2011. The Kansas Jayhawks have lost seven straight home games. Peyton Bender is completing 59 percent of his passes for 317 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bender has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Kerr Johnson Jr. and Steven Sims Jr. have combined for 181 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Stephon Robinson Jr. has four receptions. The Kansas Jayhawks ground game is averaging 136 yards per contest, and Pooka Williams Jr. leads the way with 125 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas is allowing 16.5 points and 304.5 yards per game. Joe Dineen Jr. leads the Kansas Jayhawks with 30 tackles, Kyron Johnson has one sack and Shakial Taylor has one interception.

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The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big 12. The Jayhawks are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games in September. The under is 7-2 in Jayhawks last 9 games overall and the under is 4-1 in Scarlet Knights last 5 games overall.

It's not often you see the Kansas Jayhawks as a favorite regardless of where the game is played. Kansas has been favored at home just five times since 2015 and has failed to cover each of the last four games. Getting points to simply fade Kansas seems like a dream come true, as you don't get this chance often. However, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights haven't played well to start the season and Sitkowski is currently questionable with an arm injury. The Kansas Jayhawks finally snapped the massive road losing streak and have to be feeling good about themselves. I'll lay the field goal with Kansas at home, although there are much better games on the card. You must like pain in your life if you're seriously betting this game.

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Randy’s Pick Kansas Jayhawks -3

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

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