Ohio State vs Rutgers Expert College Football Picks 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes go to HighPoint.com Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Ohio State opens this contest as 52-point favorites. The Buckeyes are 8-1-0 ATS and 4-4-1 when betting on the total. The Scarlet Knights are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-7-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Ohio State Buckeyes faced the Maryland Terrapins and won 73-14. Master Teague III paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 111 yards via 18 carries which had him averaging 6.2 yards per run. Garrett Wilson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 82 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 20.5 yards per reception for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 16/25 with 200 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Buckeyes ended up running the ball 56 times and earned 383 yards which had them averaging 6.8 yards per rush. On the day, the Buckeyes had a total of 40 1st downs and they had 13 penalties for 141 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In all, they ran 94 plays which gave them a total of 705 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State gave up 8 catches on 17 attempts for a total of 77 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.1%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 139 yards and earned 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Buckeyes gave up 62 yards on 32 attempts which means they had an average of 1.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 9-0 for this season. For total yardage, they currently sit at 1st in the conference and 7th in the nation with 4,826 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 51 points per game, which has them at 1st in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 295.6 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the conference. The Buckeyes have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 8.6 points per contest ranking them 1st in the Big Ten. When it comes to yards through the air, the Buckeyes have allowed 2,166 yards. Teams are completing 52% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.0 yards per attempt. In regard to yards rushing, Ohio State is giving up 88.7 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the Big Ten and 9th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.5 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 798 rushing yards through 9 contests.
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and were defeated 38-10. Leading the way at QB for the Scarlet Knights was Johnny Langan who went 5/10 with 86 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Aaron Young led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 67 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 5.2 yards per tote. Mohamed Jabbie was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 21.3 yards per catch for that game. The Scarlet Knights ended up running the ball 51 times and totaled 185 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per run. For the game, they ran 61 plays for 271 yards. On the day, the Scarlet Knights racked up a total of 13 1st downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 18 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. On the defensive side of the ball, Rutgers allowed 6 completions on 11 attempts totaling 120 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.5%. On the ground, the Scarlet Knights allowed 204 yards on 44 carries which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they allowed 324 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Scarlet Knights come into this matchup with a record of 2-7. Rutgers hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 137.3 rushing yards per game, putting them 97th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,236 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Scarlet Knights average 280.6 yards per game overall putting them 127th in college football and 13th in the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights are conceding 36.7 points per contest ranking them 14th in the Big Ten Conference and 125th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are allowing 232.6 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Scarlet Knights sit in 12th in the Big Ten Conference. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 330 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are allowing 198.1 yards per game ranking them 105th in the nation and 13th in the Big Ten Conference. This season, they have allowed a total of 1,783 rushing yards and 24.3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Scarlet Knights NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +52
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Football Picks