NCAA Matchups  >>  Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview 11/24/2012

 
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Pittsburgh Panthers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Heinz Field.
Oddsmakers currently have the Panthers listed as 2-point favorites versus the Scarlet Knights, while the game's total is sitting at 43½.
Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 10-3 winner as they battled Cincinnati on the road. Rutgers covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 13 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 24-17 result against Connecticut on November 9. Pittsburgh failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

CURRENT STREAK:
Rutgers has won 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Rutgers: 9-1 SU, 7-3 ATS
Pittsburgh: 4-6 SU, 6-4 ATS
RUTGERS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3

PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Rutgers is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rutgers's last 11 games on the road
Rutgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Rutgers
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Rutgers
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Rutgers

NEXT UP:
Rutgers home to Louisville, Thursday, November 29
Pittsburgh at South Florida, Saturday, December 1