Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: SHI Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan (-10.5)
Joe Milton and the Michigan Wolverines (1-3) head to SHI Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-3). Rutgers opens this matchup as 10.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 55.5.
The last time they played, the Michigan Wolverines faced the Wisconsin Badgers and added a loss to their record by a score of 49-11. Zach Charbonnet paced the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 21 yards on 3 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Ronnie Bell was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 56 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 14.0 yards per reception in this game. Joe Milton went 9/19 with 98 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 2 picks on the day.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Michigan Wolverines are averaging 26.3 points per contest. As a team they have an average of 116.3 yards rushing which is 108th in the nation. The Wolverines have earned 1,506 yards in total this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Michigan has compiled 5 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Regarding passing yards, the Wolverines have allowed 989 yds which has them sitting in 61st in Division 1. During this campaign, they have yielded 425.8 yards per outing which has them sitting 92nd in Division 1. The Wolverines are ranked 106th in the country regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 34.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per running attempt and 178.5 yards on the ground per contest this year. In their 4 games, they have relinquished 247.3 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 57.1%. Overall, they have conceded 714 rushing yards through 4 games.
For his career, Milton has passed for 1,084 yds with 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 44 times totaling 164 yards. His QB rating is 128.1 with a TD percentage of 3.6% and an interception percentage of 4.4%. He is passing for 98.5 yards per game. Joe Milton has completed 80 of his career 137 tosses for a completion percentage of 58.4%.
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went up against the Illinois Fighting Illini and left there with a loss by a score of 23-20. Isaih Pacheco paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 32 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 133 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.7 yards per tote. Bo Melton was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 150 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 30.0 yards per catch for that contest. Noah Vedral went 21/34 with 256 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 3 interceptions on the day.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Scarlet Knights currently sit at 781 passing yards as well as an average of 195.3 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 93rd in the nation. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights hold an average of 328.8 yards per game which ranks them 106th in college football. They have an average of 133.5 yards per game via the rush and have run for 534 yards for this year. Regarding their ability to score points, the Scarlet Knights rank 82nd in D-1 with an average of 26.5 PPG. The Scarlet Knights are conceding 34.0 points per game, which has them ranked 103rd in the nation. Overall, they have given up 136 total points. Rutgers has conceded a total of 724 yards via the ground game (181.0 yards per contest) and 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have yielded 11 touchdowns from the passing game and 243.8 yards per outing, ranking them 88th in college football.
In 16 contests in his career, Noah Vedral has been successful on 139 of 219 attempts for 1,446 yds. He is averaging 90.4 passing yards per game with a 120.7 QB rating. Vedral has thrown for 6 TD's compared to 8 picks in his career. He has run for 274 yds on 91 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 2.7% and his interception rate is 3.7%.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines -10.5
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