Rutgers at Ohio State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/16/2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ohio Stadium in Columbus
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On Saturday afternoon, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-1) will get to see just how good their offense really is when they face the tough defense of the #13 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-1).
In their last game, Rutgers had picked up their best win of the season by beating Michigan 26-24 at home. They were able to throw for 402 yards against Michigan's defense and they converted eight of their 16 third down chances.
The Scarlet Knights have thrown for 267.5 yards per game this season and are averaging 29.5 points per game. Quarterback Gary Nova has completed 62 percent of his passes this season for 1,601 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven picks. Nova's top receiver has been Leonte Carroo, who has 29 receptions for 548 yards and five touchdowns.
Ohio State had a great first half in their road game against Maryland two weeks ago and easily beat them 52-24. They put up 533 total yards, including 269 rushing yards, in that win while their defense forced Maryland into committing four turnovers.
Right now, the Ohio State offense is one of the best in the country by averaging 44.6 points per game. Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett has thrown for 1,354 yards this year with 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has averaged 5.8 yards per carry and has 462 yards with three scores.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-1-0 Against the Spread
Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
10/13/14 OL Betim Bujari Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/12/14 OL Jacquis Webb Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/12/14 TE Logan Lister Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/12/14 LB Myles Nash Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/12/14 WR Ruhann Peele Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/12/14 Backup RB Savon Huggins Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/21/14 RB Paul James Knee out for season
09/08/14 DB Kiy Hester Personal out for season
Ohio State Buckeyes
10/12/14 RB Curtis Samuel Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/12/14 LB Trey Johnson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/25/14 WR Johnnie Dixon Knee out for season
09/13/14 DE Noah Spence Suspension out indefinitely
08/28/14 DB Marshon Lattimore Hamstring out for season
08/19/14 QB Braxton Miller Shoulder out for season
08/16/14 DL Dylan Thompson Knee out for season
08/14/14 WR Frank Epitropoulos Personal has left team
08/14/14 LB Kyle Berger ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State
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