Two coaches are showing that it is possible to make an immediate impact in the right direction. Namely, Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and Rutgers’ Greg Schiano are game-changers. Schiano took over a rot-gut program but brought a “chopping wood” mentality. Of course, Rutgers needs years to become a college football betting contender. Meanwhile, Tucker inherited a program out of gas and players. But Tucker is a make-it-happen coach. And Sparty is off to a 5-0 start. Schiano and Tucker are demanding and detail-oriented. Most important of all, neither man allows for concessions or shortcuts.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Information
|Date:||Saturday, October 9, 2021|
|Location:||SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey|
|TV Coverage:||Big Ten Network|
Michigan State vs. Rutgers Betting Odds
|Michigan State||-5 ( -110 )||50 ( -110 )||-210||Place Bets|
|Rutgers||+5 ( -110 )||50 ( -110 )||+175|
Michigan State Spartans at Rutgers Scarlet Knights CashBet Odds Analysis
Cause by last week’s blowout loss, Rutgers has little in the way of sportsbook odds appeal. By contrast, Michigan State is earning increased handicapping scrutiny.
Spartans Will Themselves Into Big Ten Race
Last week, Michigan State paid in a 48-31 win over Western Kentucky as 10.5-point home chalk. Over the Betting on college football total of 66.5 was a winner too. As a result, Michigan State has a record of 5-0 straight up, 3-0-2 against the spread, and 3-2 over/under. Michigan State ranks 24th for total offense and 19th for scoring offense. While defensively, the Spartans rank 101st overall and 39th for points allowed.
Jayden Reed sprinted for an 88-yard touchdown off a punt return to score on special teams for the third straight week. Also, Reed had a touchdown reception in the first half. Overall, Reed had 285 all-purpose yards.
Meanwhile, Kenneth Walker ran for 126 yards. He was held to 61 yards rushing in an overtime win over Nebraska. Walker scored three touchdowns in the first half. Thus, he keeps his name in the early conversation for the Heisman Trophy candidates. And then Payton Thorne was 20 of 30 for a career-high 327 yards and a touchdown for the Spartans. Jalen Nailor had career highs with eight catches and 128 yards receiving.
Rutgers Remains a Work in Progress
Last Saturday, Rutgers was routed 52-13 by Ohio State as 15-point home underdogs. The game went over the bet on NCAAF total of 58. As a result, Rutgers is 3-2 straight up, 4-1 against the spread, and 3-2 over/under. Rutgers ranks 101st for total offense and 65th for scoring offense. Defensively, the Scarlet Knights rank 40th overall and 42nd for points allowed.
C.J. Stroud threw for 330 yards and a career-high five touchdowns for Ohio State. To be exact, Ohio State has beaten Rutgers eight consecutive times. The Buckeyes outgained the Scarlet Knights 541-346.
Michigan State Spartans at Rutgers Scarlet Knights Against the Spread
On the road, Michigan State is 50% against the spread. While as a favorite, the Spartans are 36% vs. the odds. In conference action, MSU is 27% against the spread. As an away team, Michigan State is 50% over/under the total. Overall, as a favorite, the Spartans are 50% over/under the total. And in conference games, MSU is 55% over the total.
At home, Rutgers is 43% against the spread. While as an underdog, the Scarlet Knights are 45% vs. the odds. In conference action, Rutgers is 42% against the spread. As a home team, the Scarlet Knights are 57% over the total. Overall, as an underdog, RU is 55% under the total. And in conference games, Rutgers is 57% under the total.
Michigan State is 4-3 against the spread vs. Rutgers. Also, the Spartans and Scarlet Knights are 2-6 over/under the total. Specifically at SHI Stadium. Michigan State is 2-0 vs. the odds against the Scarlet Knights. Further, these two teams are 1-3 over/under the total at Rutgers.
Michigan State Spartans at Rutgers Scarlet Knights CashBet Free Pick
As mentioned earlier, Michigan State is a poor Betting on NCAAF value when favored. Look for Rutgers to bring a much better effort after being humiliated by Ohio State.
Michigan State at Rutgers CashBet Best Bet:
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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