Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-18)
The Michigan Wolverines (3-0) will take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-0) at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. Rutgers opens as 18-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 53.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Scarlet Knights stepped onto the field against the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and went home with a win by a final score of 45-13. Isaih Pacheco was the leader on the ground for the Scarlet Knights with 13 totes for 69 yds (5.3 yards per attempt). Noah Vedral went 21/25 with 323 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 218.9 and ended the contest with no interceptions. On the ground, the Scarlet Knights conceded 162 yds on 34 tries, which averages out to 4.8 yds per run surrendered. Rutgers allowed 13 pass completions on 26 tries for a total of 98 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. At the end of the game, they had 67 plays which gave them a total of 493 yards. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ran the ball a total of 38 different times and accounted for 159 yards, earning them an average of 4.2 yds per attempt.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have an average of 41.0 points per game. As a team they average 143.0 yards via the ground game which is 86th in college football. The Scarlet Knights have tallied 1,053 yards in total over the course of this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Rutgers has compiled 4 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. Rutgers has 60 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 7 penalties for 85 yds. They haven't turned the football over yet.
The Scarlet Knights sit in 22nd in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 11.3 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.4 yards per run and 114.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. Overall, they have allowed 342 yards via the ground game in 3 outings. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Scarlet Knights are giving up 437 yds which has them sitting in 30th in D-1. They are giving up 145.7 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 47.0%. For the year, they are conceding 259.7 yards per game which ranks them 27th in college football.
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The Wolverines head into this game 3-0 for this season. For their last game, the Wolverines took home the win by a final score of 63-10 against the NIU Huskies. Cade McNamara (1 TD) finished the game with 191 yds on 8/11 passing while his QB rate was 248.6. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 17.4. Blake Corum carried the football 13 times for 125 yds, ending the game with 9.6 yds per carry for Michigan. Michigan ended up running for 7.8 yards per tote, totaling 373 yards on 48 carries. The Wolverines finished with 606 yards while running 65 plays (9.3 yds per play). The Wolverines pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 52.9%, relinquishing 46 yds on 9 out of 17 through the air. Michigan surrendered 36 run attempts for 162 yards (4.5 yards per rush).
The Michigan Wolverines average 514.7 yards/game, which is good for 16th in college football. The Michigan offense has totaled 153 yards of penalties on 16 violations, which ranks 89th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. For the season thus far, the Wolverines currently sit at 493 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 164.3 passing yards per game, putting them at 112th in the nation. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Wolverines rank 3rd in the nation averaging 47.0 points per outing.
The Wolverines are conceding 11.3 points per contest, ranking them 21st in the country. Michigan has given up a total of 331 rushing yards (110.3 yards per game) in addition to 1 touchdown rushing this season. This season, they have surrendered 34 pts. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 176.7 yards per contest, which puts them in 42nd in Division 1. The Wolverines defense has participated in 191 plays, which ranks 51st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wolverines -18
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