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At Spartan Stadium on Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans (4-5) take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-4).
The Scarlet Knights are expected to lose by double digits (currently +10) versus the Spartans (with an over/under of 41 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Michigan State vs. Rutgers
- Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BTN
- Location: East Lansing, Michigan
- Stadium: Spartan Stadium
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Michigan State Betting Insights
- So far this season, Rutgers has compiled a 5-4-0 record against the spread.
- When they have played as at least 10-point underdogs this year, the Scarlet Knights are 1-2 against the spread.
- The teams have hit the over in four of Rutgers’ nine games with a set total.
Michigan State Stats & Insights
- Michigan State ranks 22nd-worst in total offense (332.1 yards per game) and 24th-worst in total defense (426.7 yards per game allowed) this season.
- Michigan State is totaling 24.3 points per game on offense (93rd in the FBS), and ranks 69th on the other side of the ball with 26.0 points allowed per game.
- Michigan State is totaling 233.0 passing yards per game offensively this year (70th in the FBS), and is allowing 259.8 passing yards per game (104th) on the other side of the ball.
- Michigan State ranks 11th-worst in rushing offense (99.1 rushing yards per game), but has played better on defense, ranking 95th with 166.9 rushing yards allowed per contest.
- Michigan State has the 80th-ranked third-down offense this year (38.5% third-down conversion rate), but has been worse on defense, ranking 22nd-worst with a 44.0% third-down conversion rate allowed.
- Michigan State has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing 12 turnovers (70th in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (56th in the FBS).
Michigan State’s Best Players
- Payton Thorne has recorded 1,896 yards (210.7 ypg) on 172-of-268 passing with 14 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season.
- Jalen Berger has 465 rushing yards on 104 carries with five touchdowns.
- Jarek Broussard has been handed the ball 47 times this year and racked up 204 yards (22.7 per game) with three touchdowns.
- Keon Coleman’s team-leading 574 yards as a receiver have come on 38 catches (out of 65 targets) with six touchdowns.
- Jayden Reed has hauled in 41 passes while averaging 50.9 yards per game and scoring four touchdowns.
- Tre Mosley has a total of 235 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 26 throws and scoring four touchdowns.
- Jacoby Windmon has 5.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 3.0 TFL, 48 tackles, and one interception.
- Kendell Brooks, Michigan State’s top tackler, has 75 tackles and 3.0 TFL this year.
- Windmon leads the team with one interception, while also recording 48 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
Rutgers Betting Insights
- Rutgers’ ATS record is 5-4-0 this season.
- In games they have played as at least 10-point underdogs this year, the Scarlet Knights are 1-2 against the spread.
- Rutgers games have hit the over in four out of nine opportunities (44.4%).
Rutgers Stats & Insights
- On the offensive side of the ball, Rutgers is bottom-25, posting just 304.1 total yards per game (10th-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering 291.0 total yards per contest (11th-best).
- Rutgers’ offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 20.1 points per game, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 41st with 22.5 points ceded per contest.
- While Rutgers’ pass offense has been sputtering, ranking 11th-worst with 155.4 passing yards per game, its defense ranks 21st-best with only 182.9 passing yards allowed per contest.
- Rutgers has been keeping opposing offenses in check on run defense, allowing just 108.1 rushing yards per game (16th-best). On offense, it ranks 69th in the FBS by posting 148.8 rushing yards per game.
- Rutgers ranks 12th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (29.7%), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 39th in the FBS with a 35.5% third-down rate allowed.
- After forcing 11 turnovers (81st in the FBS) and turning the ball over 13 times (67th in the FBS) this season, Rutgers has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -2.
Rutgers’ Best Players
- Evan Simon has racked up 745 yards on 57.7% passing while collecting four touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
- Samuel Brown V is his team’s leading rusher with 85 carries for 373 yards, or 41.4 per game. He’s found the end zone three times on the ground, as well.
- Kyle Monangai has racked up 243 yards on 66 carries with two touchdowns.
- Sean Ryan leads his team with 323 receiving yards on 20 catches with three touchdowns.
- Aron Cruickshank has racked up 317 receiving yards (35.2 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 34 receptions.
- Shameen Jones has racked up 184 reciving yards (20.4 ypg) this season.
- Tyreem Powell leads the team with 4.0 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 35 tackles.
- Rutgers’ tackle leader, Deion Jennings, has 54 tackles and 4.0 TFL this year.
- Christian Braswell leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and three passes defended.