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Rutgers vs Penn State 11/19/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-6)
November 19, 2022 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +19.5 / Penn State Nittany Lions -19.5; Over/Under: +45.5
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Penn State Nittany Lions clash Saturday in week 12 Big Ten college football action at SHI Stadium. The Penn State Nittany Lions look to build on their 8-2 record. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a win after losing 6 of their last 7 games.

The Penn State Nittany Lions have won 3 of their last 4 road games. Sean Clifford is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,184 yards, 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Parker Washington and Mitchell Tinsley have combined for 1,063 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Brenton Strange has 26 receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 179 yards per contest, and Nicholas Singleton leads the way with 801 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 19 points and 339.7 yards per game. Ji’Ayir Brown leads the Penn State Nittany Lions with 55 tackles, Demeioun Robinson has 4 sacks and Zakee Wheatley has 2 interceptions.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost 3 of their last 4 home games. Evan Simon is completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 740 yards, 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Aron Cruickshank and Sean Ryan have combined for 710 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Johnny Langan has 26 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 143.3 yards per contest, and Kyle Monangai leads the way with 391 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 25.9 points and 325.4 yards per game. Deion Jennings leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 75 tackles, Wesley Bailey has 3.5 sacks and Christian Braswell has 3 interceptions.

The Nittany Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-8-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 4-1 in Nittany Lions last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Scarlet Knights last 8 games in November. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Rutgers and 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.

There’s reason to consider the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the points, as its senior night, and they need to win out to clinch a bowl spot. However, Rutgers has been rough these last couple of months and their offense is nonexistent. The Penn State Nittany Lions are one of the more balanced teams in the country, and they’re covering numbers while piling up the victories. Thick number for a road team, but Rutgers has done nothing up to this point. Give me PSU in a comfortable road win.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions -19.5

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