Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Spartan Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers (+16.5)
Spartan Stadium is the site where Rocky Lombardi and the Michigan State Spartans (7-6 last year) will play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-10 last season) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Michigan State as 16.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 47.5.
In their last game of 2019, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went up against the Penn State Nittany Lions and left there with a loss by a score of 27-6. Johnny Langan went 12/24 with 164 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Isaih Pacheco paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 102 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 5.7 yards per carry. Isaiah Washington led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 63 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 15.8 yards per reception for that game.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights had an average of 13.3 points per game. Offensively they held an average of 134.3 yds on the ground, ranking them 101st in college football. The Scarlet Knights earned 3,284 total yards over the course of last year. Rutgers earned 7 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of passing yards, the Scarlet Knights gave up 2,790 yards which ranked them 68th in Division 1. They gave up 5.0 yards per tote and 202.2 rushing yards per game throughout last season. They surrendered 25 passing touchdowns in addition to 29 rushing touchdowns. Over the course of last season, they gave up 2,426 running yards through 12 outings. They gave up 434.7 yards per contest which put them 111th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights were ranked 135th in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 36.7 points per contest.
Artur Sitkowski has connected on 178 of his attempted career 341 throws for a completion percentage of 52.2%. He is throwing for 113.4 yards per contest. For his career, Sitkowski has thrown for a total of 1,587 yds with 5 TD's and 20 picks. His quarterback rating is 84.4 with a TD percentage of 1.5% and an interception percentage of 5.9%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 30 different times for a total of -73 rushing yards.
The last time they played last season, the Michigan State Spartans took the field against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and earned the win by a score of 27-21. Elijah Collins paced the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 31 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 96 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 4.6 yards per run. Cody White led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 97 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 12.1 yards per reception in this outing. Brian Lewerke went 26/37 with 320 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick for the contest.
They held an average of 128.2 yards via the ground game and toted the ball for 1,667 yards overall. Last year, the Spartans compiled 3,182 yards via the pass as well as averaging 244.8 throwing yards per contest, which ranked 55th in D-1. The Michigan State Spartans maintained an average of 372.9 yards/outing which had them sitting 94th in the country. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Spartans ranked 104th in the country holding an average of 22.4 points per game. The Spartans conceded 22.5 PPG, ranking them 48th in Division 1. Overall, they gave up 293 points in total. Michigan State allowed the opposition a total of 1,490 rushing yards (114.6 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns on the ground over the course of last season. They conceded 23 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 207.8 yards/contest, which put them in 49th in college football.
During the 11 games in his college career, Rocky Lombardi has completed 75 of 175 tries for a total of 812 yds. He is averaging 73.8 yards per contest through the air with a 81.8 QB rating. Lombardi has thrown 3 touchdowns while tossing 5 picks in his career. He has run for 127 yards on 42 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 1.7% and his interception percentage is 2.9%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Spartans -16.5 and over 47.5 total points
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