The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+27) are flying west to visit the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. This Big 10 game kicks off at 12:00 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to the action on BTN. When these two squads faced one another last year, Indiana won by a touchdown 24-17.
Rutgers at Indiana Betting Odds 10/12/2019
Rutgers is a big road underdog here and is currently receiving 27 points by bookmakers. If the Scarlet Knights get out in front in the early stages it will result in a nice betting opportunity in-game. Oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 51 points.
This game’s total has not moved after it was set initially at 51. Having said that, the opening line was -24 and has recently moved down to -27.
The Scarlet Knights are 1-4 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 2.0 units so far in 2019. The team has posted an O/U record of 2-2-1.
The Hoosiers have lost 1.0 unit for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 3-2 ATS and have an O/U record of 2-3.
The Scarlet Knights have gone 1-4 straight up (SU), including 0-3 SU against conference opponents. The Hoosiers are 3-2 SU overall and are also 0-2 SU in conference play.
The Scarlet Knights dropped one to Maryland 48-7 in a blowout where their defense allowed the Terrapins to run for 200 yards on 28 rush attempts, including four rush TDs. Tayon Fleet-Davis had a productive day for the opposition in that one with 32 rushing yards on eight attempts. On the offensive side, Johnny Langan completed only 13-of-25 passes for 163 yards and two interceptions. Isaih Pacheco (78 rushing yards on 19 attempts) and the signal-caller Langan (59 yards on 19 carries, one TD) led the ground attack. Bo Melton (four receptions, 50 yards) and Daevon Robinson (three catches, 27 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.
Two weeks ago, Michigan State knocked off this Indiana team by a score of 40-31. The Hoosiers defense allowed the Spartans to pass for 300 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 142 yards. Darrell Stewart Jr. had a good outing for Michigan State, recording 117 yards and two touchdowns on five catches. For Indiana, Michael Penix Jr. completed 33-of-42 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns. Stevie Scott III (66 rushing yards on 18 attempts) spearheaded the running game while Whop Philyor (14 receptions, 142 yards, two TDs) and Donavan Hale (seven catches, 99 yards, one TD) led the receiving attack in the loss.
Rutgers has run the ball on 54 percent of its offensive plays this year, including 56.3 percent across possessions in conference play. Indiana has an overall run percentage of 46.9 percent, and has rushed the ball 43.1 percent of the time when playing Big 10 opponents. The Scarlet Knights have rushed for 111 yards/game (including 92 per game against Big Ten opponents) and have five touchdowns on the ground this year. The Hoosiers are putting up 110 rushing yards per game (56 in conference) and have seven total rush TDs.
The Scarlet Knights offensive scheme has averaged 194 yards through the air overall (105 per game against conference opposition) and has three passing scores so far. The Hoosiers have produced 304 pass yards per outing (250.5 against Big 10 foes) and have 12 total pass TDs.
Defensively, Rutgers has let opponents rush for an average of 200 yards and throw for 230 yards per game. The Indiana D has given up 194 yards per game to opposing passers and 130.2 yards per game on the ground. The Hoosiers are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.81 to opposing QBs, while the Scarlet Knights have allowed a 6.97 ANY/A.
Langan is up to 171 passing yards this season, and has connected on 14-of-26 attempts with zero passing touchdowns and two interceptions. Langan has a 2.28 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 2.07 over the last two outings.
Michael Penix Jr. has managed to complete 71-of-102 passes for 809 yards, six TDs and two INTs for Indiana. His ANY/A sits at 8.09 for the year and 7.91 across his past two games.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Indiana Hoosiers Betting Pick
SU Winner – Indiana, ATS Winner – Rutgers, O/U – Over
The Over/Under for Rutgers’ last game going into it was 55. The O/U pushed in the team’s 48-7 defeat to Maryland.
As a team, Rutgers has averaged 2.7 yards per carry across its last three outings and 2.6 over its last two.
Indiana has averaged 2.9 yards per carry over its last three contests and 3.6 over its past two.
The Indiana offense has lost two fumbles this season while Rutgers has lost three.
In its last three games, Rutgers is 0-3 ATS.
The Over/Under for Indiana’s last outing was set at 44. The over cashed in the 40-31 loss to Michigan State.
Over its last three games, Indiana is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Scarlet Knights offense has registered three pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Hoosiers have accounted for four such plays.
The Rutgers defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Indiana has given up two such plays.
The Rutgers offense has created five rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Indiana has created three such runs.
The Scarlet Knights defense has allowed eight rushing plays of 20+ yards, while the Hoosiers have given up four such runs.
The Indiana defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks nine times this season. Rutgers has recorded six sacks.