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Rutgers vs Michigan 11/5/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Michigan Wolverines (8-0) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-4)
November 5, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +25.5 / Michigan Wolverines -25.5; Over/Under: +46.5
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Michigan Wolverines clash Saturday in a week 10 Big Ten college football game from SHI Stadium.

The Michigan Wolverines will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 8-0 on the year following a 29-7 win over rival Michigan State last time out. J.J. McCarthy has thrown for 1,464 yards, 10 touchdowns and a pair of interceptions on 74.6% passing while Blake Corum has a team-high 1,078 rushing yards with 14 touchdowns and Donovan Edwards has 349 rushing yards and 4 scores. Ronnie Bell leads Michigan with 39 receptions for 482 yards while three other Wolverines have 200+ receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Junior Colson has a team-high 59 total tackles while Mike Morris has a team-high 5.5 sacks as part of Michigan’s 26 sacks as a unit this season.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will try to rebound from a 31-0 loss to Minnesota to lose 4 of their last 5 games and fall to 4-4 on the year as a result. Evan Simon has thrown for 740 yards, 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 57.7% passing while Samuel Brown V has a team-high 374 rushing yards with 3 TDs and four other Scarlet Knights have 100+ receiving yards as well this season. Sean Ryan has a team-high 269 receiving yards and Aron Cruickshank has a team-high 27 grabs for 255 receiving yards and three more Rutgers receivers have 100+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Deion Jennings has a team-high 66 total tackles while Tyreem Powell has 3 sacks and Wesley Bailey has a team-high 3.5 sacks this year. As a whole, Rutgers’ defense has combined for 12 sacks and 9 interceptions this season.

Michigan is 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Rutgers is 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss.

I get the case to be made for a home underdog in spots, but Rutgers just doesn’t have the offense to keep up here. I’ll give the Scarlet Knights credit for having a solid defense that’s top-25 in total defense, pass defense and rush defense, but Michigan’s going to be the best team they’ve faced to date and I expect Michigan to run all over Rutgers here. Give me the Wolverines laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Michigan -25.5

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