Penn State vs. Rutgers Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 19, 2022

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The No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2) face a Big Ten matchup with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-6).

Penn State vs. Rutgers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 19 points, with bookmakers listing Penn State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Penn State has -1406 odds to pick up the win, while Rutgers is listed at +781 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 45 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Penn State vs. Rutgers Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BTN
  • Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Stadium: SHI Stadium

Betting Preview

Penn State

Penn State is averaging 434.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 35th in the FBS. Defensively, the Nittany Lions rank 30th, surrendering 339.3 yards per contest. Penn State ranks 30th in points scored this year (34.0 points per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 19.0 points allowed per game. Penn State is compiling 255.5 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 43rd in the FBS. The defense ranks 53rd, surrendering 218.0 passing yards per contest. Penn State is totaling 178.8 rushing yards per game on offense (49th in the FBS), and ranks 26th on the other side of the ball with 121.3 rushing yards allowed per game. Penn State owns the 93rd-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (36.3% conversion rate), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best with a 32.2% third-down percentage allowed. With 18 forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) against 13 turnovers committed (51st in the FBS), Penn State’s +5+5 turnover margin ranks 31st in college football.

Rutgers

While Rutgers’ offense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 10th-worst with 307.3 total yards per game, its defense ranks 20th-best with only 321.4 total yards surrendered per contest. Rutgers ranks 17th-worst in points per game (19.9), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 65th in the FBS with 25.9 points surrendered per contest. Offensively, Rutgers is a bottom-25 pass offense, putting up just 164.5 passing yards per game (12th-worst). Fortunately, it is excelling on the defensive side of the ball, allowing only 187.0 passing yards per contest (20th-best). With 142.8 rushing yards per game on offense, Rutgers ranks 78th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 45th, giving up 134.4 rushing yards per game. Rutgers ranks 15th-worst in third-down conversion rate (31.4%), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 47th in the FBS with a 36.3% third-down rate allowed. Rutgers has accumulated 11 forced turnovers (100th in the FBS) and committed 16 turnovers (83rd in the FBS) this season for a -5 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.

Penn State vs. Rutgers Betting Analysis

Penn State Betting Insights

Penn State has put together a record of 7-3-0 against the spread this season. Penn State has 1-2 ATS when playing as at least 19-point favorites. Penn State games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this season. The Nittany Lions have won all eight of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season. The Nittany Lions have played three times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -1406 or shorter, and earned a victory in each game.

Scarlet Knights Betting Insights

Rutgers has put together a record of 6-4-0 against the spread this season. Rutgers has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 19-point underdogs. This year, five Rutgers games have gone over the point total. The Scarlet Knights have entered the game as underdogs five times this season and won once. The Scarlet Knights have a record of 0-2 when they’re set as an underdog of +781 or more by sportsbooks this season.

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Penn State vs. Rutgers Against The Spread & Betting Records

Penn State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.7 54.4 50.0
Implied Total AVG 33.5 36.8 28.5
ATS Record 7-3-0 4-2-0 3-1-0
Over/Under Record 7-3-0 3-3-0 4-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 8-0 5-0 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1

Scarlet Knights

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 46.2 46.5 45.9
Implied Total AVG 32.3 32.4 32.2
ATS Record 6-4-0 3-2-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-5-0 3-2-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-4 0-2 1-2

Players to Watch

Penn State

  • As part of the Nittany Lions’ defense, Ji’Ayir Brown has recorded 54 tackles, 4.0 TFL, three sacks, and three interceptions in 10 games.
  • With 40 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in 10 games, Abdul Carter has been an important part of the Nittany Lions’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • Curtis Jacobs has helped carry the Nittany Lions’ defense with one interception to go along with 37 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended in 10 games.
  • Demeioun Robinson has been a big part of the Nittany Lions’ defensive unit in 2022, with 17 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and four sacks in 10 games.

Scarlet Knights

  • On defense, Christian Izien has helped lead the way with 53 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in 10 games.
  • The Scarlet Knights’ Tyreem Powell has compiled 4.0 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL and 43 tackles in 10 games.
  • Deion Jennings has collected 4.0 TFL and 54 tackles in 10 games for the Scarlet Knights.
  • The Scarlet Knights’ Avery Young has collected 46 tackles and one interception in 10 games.

Penn State vs. Rutgers Predictions and Pick

Penn State vs. Rutgers betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Nittany Lions (-19)

    Pick OU:

    Over (45)

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Our prediction to win this game is Penn State, and we expect that Penn State will cover the spread (Penn State -19). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 45 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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