Rutgers vs. Ohio State - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State at Rutgers
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:31 PM (HighPoint.com Stadium)
Ohio State Buckeyes -51.0 . Total 58.5
The number one team in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes take their perfect (9-0) record on the road to face the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-7). The Buckeyes are coming off a 73-14 stomping of Maryland. Rutgers enters this week coming off a bye, last time out Rutgers lost 38-10 to Illinois.
In the win over Maryland, the Buckeyes were led by Justin Fields. Fields completed 16 of 25 passes for 200 yds and 3 touchdowns. The Buckeyes were up 42-0 at the half. The Buckeyes then pulled some of their starters for the 2nd half. Master Teague III rushed for 111 yds on 18 carries. J.K. Dobbins rushed for 90 yds and added 2 scores. The Buckeyes as a team rushed for 383 yds and 6 touchdowns. The Buckeyes out gained Maryland 705 to 139 en route to the win. Ohio State held the Terrapins to just 77 yds passing. Ohio State back up quarterback Chris Chugunov also added a passing touchdown, while completing 8 of 11 passes for 103 yds.
Rutgers and Illinois were tied at the half at 10, but that would be the only points Rutgers would score. Rutgers got a passing touchdown from Johnny Langan to Mohamed Jabbie for 31 yds. That would be the only touchdown the Scarlet Knights would record. Rutgers was out gained that game 324 to 271.
Recent Betting Trends:
Buckeyes are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
Buckeyes are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
The over is 10-4 in Buckeyes last 14 road games.
Scarlet Knights are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
The under is 9-3 in Scarlet knights last 12 conference games.
The favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. This is a tale of two complete opposite teams. Rutgers averages 14 points offensively, while Ohio State gives up an average of 9. The Buckeyes are just blowing out any and every opponent standing in their way. After seeing Ohio State put up 73 points on Maryland, I am confident the Buckeyes will cover this large spread. Final score prediction, 62-7.