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Ohio State at Rutgers Picks & Betting Tips – Buckeyes To Continue Covering Trend

  • Ohio State at Rutgers tips for Saturday, October 2
  • Matchup gets underway at 15:30 ET at SHI Stadium
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Ohio State at Rutgers Picks & Betting Tips


Ohio State can continue their trend for dominant wins over Rutgers this weekend.

The Buckeyes have won the last three meetings with the Scarlet Knights by at least three TDs.

And if you go back further you will see they would have covered -15.0 in all seven of the previous meetings.

That trend could continue here. The Ohio State offense is firing and the defense is improving.

  • Ohio State have a 3-1 record
  • Ohio State covered a -48.5 spread last time out
  • Ohio State rank #2 in the nation in yards per game (559.2)
  • Ohio State rank #6 in the nation for points per game (43.2)
  • Ohio State are 7-0 all-time against Rutgers
  • Ohio State have won by 16+ points in all 7 of their previous wins over Rutgers
  • Rutgers are 8-11-0 ATS against ranked opponents since the start of 2016

Head To Head


  • Ohio State lead the all-time series 7-0-0
  • Ohio State won 49-27 when these two teams met last season

Ohio State Form


Ohio State possess a 3-1 record following a couple of one-sided wins in recent weeks.

The Buckeyes won a high-scoring battle with Minnesota in Week 1, but that 45-31 win was followed by a surprise 35-28 defeat at home to #12 Oregon.

They rebounded one week later with a 41-20 win over Tulsa and produced their most well-round performance to blow out Akron 59-7.

QB CJ Stroud is 63/101 for 963 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

RB TreVeyon Henderson is the star of this offense. He is averaging 9.5 yards per carry having racked up 439 rushing yards and six TDs on the ground.

He also has 87 yards and a score off three receptions.

Miyan Williams and Master Teague have also delivered on the ground, averaging 7.8 yards and 5.8 yards per carry respectively.

The Buckeyes boast a trip of talented receivers for Stroud to throw too. Garret Wilson leads the way with 391 yards and three TDs.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba (283 yards, three TDs) and Chris Olave (255 yards, three TDs) have also impressed.

Rutgers Form


Rutgers go into this matchup on the back of a defeat, but they were not disgraced in that loss.

The Scarlet Knights opened the season in style as they racked up 61 points in a 61-14 win over Temple.

That was followed by a 17-2 win over Syracuse and 45-13 success against Delaware.

Rutgers’ unbeaten start was ended a week later though, but they did earn some credit in a 20-13 loss to #19 Michigan.

QB Noah Vedral is 76/112 for 762 yards and five touchdowns through four games. He has also rushed for 104 yards to showcase his dual threat.

Isaih Pacheco is the leading running back with 272 yards and three scores, while Bo Melton is the stand-out receiver with 253 yards and a couple of TDs.

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Verdict

Rutgers have improved in recent seasons but their track record against Ohio State makes for ugly reading.

The Buckeyes are firing on offense and the defense has been showing improvement, so we could see them cover against the Scarlet Knights once again.

Best Bet: Ohio State -15.0 Spread @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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