CFB Picks: Ohio State vs Rutgers 11/7/20 College Football Picks, Predictions

CFB Picks: Ohio State vs Rutgers 11/7/20 College Football Picks, Predictions Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Ohio Stadium)

The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -38 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Saturday night in week 10 Big Ten college football action at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for a monster upset victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost five of their last six road games. Noah Vedral is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 299 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Vedral has three touchdown passes on his last 115 pass attempts. Bo Melton and Isaih Pacheco have combined for 170 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Aron Cruickshank has seven receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 113.5 yards per contest, and Pacheco leads the way with 85 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 32 points and 358 yards per game. Olakunle Fatukasi leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 24 tackles, Mohamed Toure has two sacks and Tre Avery has one interception. 

The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another victory to start 3-0 for the third straight season. The Ohio State Buckeyes haven’t lost a home game since September of 2017. Justin Fields is completing 87.3 percent of his passes for 594 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fields has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 12 games. Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave have combined for 464 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jeremy Ruckert has five receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 215 yards per contest, and Master Teague III leads the way with 151 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 21 points and 351 yards per game. Pete Werner leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 13 tackles, Tommy Togiai has three sacks and Marcus Hooker has one interception.

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The Scarlet Knights are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Buckeyes are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games. The under is 7-2 in Scarlet Knights last 9 road games. The under is 5-1 in Buckeyes last 6 home games. The Scarlet Knights are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights followed up a big time upset win over Michigan State with a somewhat disappointing showing against Indiana, but there's no doubt this is an improved team over past years. The Ohio State Buckeyes are on fire out of the gate and Fields is playing like the Heisman favorite, but this is where we start to see inflated lines while the hype around OSU builds and builds. While it's a small sample size, I'm willing to say this is the best Rutgers team we've seen in the last decade, and the Scarlet Knights put up somewhat of a fight last year against Ohio State, scoring 21 points and covering the massive number. Rutgers doesn't appear to be a pushover this year and has some attitude on both sides of the ball.

I want the Scarlet Knights and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Rutgers Scarlet Knights +38

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

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