Big Ten foes will clash when the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) battle the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1).
Ohio State vs. Rutgers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 39.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Ohio State as the favorites.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 58.5 points.
How to Watch Ohio State vs. Rutgers Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BTN
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
- Stadium: Ohio Stadium
Ohio State has been clicking on all fronts this season, ranking second-best in total offense (558.8 yards per game) and 18th-best in total defense (283.0 yards allowed per game). Ohio State has been finding success on both sides of the ball, ranking third-best in scoring offense (48.8 points per game) and 21st-best in scoring defense (16.0 points allowed per game). Ohio State has been surging on both offense and defense in the passing game, ranking 12th-best in passing offense (339.0 passing yards per game) and 22nd-best in passing defense (171.8 passing yards allowed per game). On the offensive side of the ball, Ohio State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 19th-best in the FBS by putting up 219.8 per game. The Buckeyes rank 39th on defense (111.3 rushing yards allowed per game). Ohio State owns the 33rd-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (30.5% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been better offensively, ranking third-best with a 62.5% third-down percentage. Ohio State ranks 49th in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 3 turnovers (114th in the FBS) and committing two (ninth in the FBS).
Rutgers has been keeping opposing offenses in check on defense, giving up just 241.0 total yards per game (seventh-best). Offensively, it ranks 98th by piling up 364.8 total yards per game. Rutgers has been thriving on defense, allowing just 17.3 points per contest (25th-best). Offensively, it ranks 84th by accumulating 28.5 points per game. Rutgers’ passing offense has been bottom-25 this season, generating 182.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 30th with 184.5 passing yards ceded per contest. Rutgers has been excelling on run defense, giving up only 56.5 rushing yards per contest (second-best). On offense, it ranks 47th in the FBS by putting up 182.0 rushing yards per game. Rutgers’ defense has been excelling on third down, allowing a 26.4% third-down conversion rate (12th-best). Offensively, it ranks 83rd in the FBS with a 36.8% third-down rate. With six forced turnovers (56th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (49th in the FBS) this season, Rutgers ranks 49th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +1.
Ohio State vs. Rutgers Betting Analysis
Ohio State Betting Insights
Ohio State has gone 2-2-0 against the spread this season. Ohio State has not covered a spread when playing as at least 39.5-point favorites (0-1). This season, Ohio State games have hit the over twice. The Buckeyes have been listed as the moneyline favorite a total of three times this season, and they’ve won each of those games. The Buckeyes have yet to play a game with moneyline odds of or shorter.
Scarlet Knights Betting Insights
Rutgers has covered the spread two times in four games with a set number. Games involving Rutgers have hit the over twice this season. The Scarlet Knights have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Scarlet Knights have a record of 0-1 when they’re set as an underdog of or more by oddsmakers this season.
Ohio State vs. Rutgers Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||61.6||61.6|
|Implied Total AVG||45.0||45.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-0||3-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||44.9||44.8||45.0|
|Implied Total AVG||33.0||36.5||29.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-1||0-1||1-0|
Players to Watch
- With 2.0 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 27 tackles in four games, Tommy Eichenberg has been a big piece of the Buckeyes’ defense in 2022.
- As part of the Buckeyes’ defense, Michael Hall Jr. has delivered 2.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and eight tackles in four games.
- Javontae Jean-Baptiste has helped spur the Buckeyes’ defense with six tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks in four games.
- Steele Chambers has been an important part of the Buckeyes’ defense in 2022, with 14 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
- As a key defensive contributor, the Scarlet Knights’ Christian Izien has compiled 23 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in four games.
- Tyreem Powell has been providing a big boost on defense, totaling 15 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks for the Scarlet Knights.
- Robert Longerbeam has registered 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, eight tackles, and two interceptions in four games for the Scarlet Knights.
- On defense, Deion Jennings has compiled 19 tackles and 4.0 TFL in four games.
Ohio State vs. Rutgers Predictions and Pick
Ohio State vs. Rutgers betting card
- Pick ATS:
Scarlet Knights (+39.5)
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Our prediction to win this game is Ohio State, and we expect that Rutgers will cover the spread (Ohio State -39.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 58.5 points.