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    The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-0) are in action on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET against the Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1) at SHI Stadium.

    The Hokies are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+4.5), versus the Scarlet Knights (with an over/under of 40 points).

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    Game Info for Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
    • Stadium: SHI Stadium
    Rutgers vs Virginia Tech Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Rutgers -4.5 -110 -110 40 -108 -112 -200 +170

    Rutgers Pick Insights

    • Rutgers is 2-0-0 against the spread this season.
    • Rutgers is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.

    Rutgers Stats & Insights

    • Rutgers averaged 17.4 points per game last season, 7.3 fewer than Virginia Tech surrendered per matchup (24.7).
    • Rutgers averaged 281.3 yards per game last season, 89.5 fewer yards than the 370.8 Virginia Tech gave up per outing.
    • When Rutgers amassed more than 370.8 yards last season, the team was 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
    • Last season Rutgers piled up 126.9 rushing yards per game, just 7.9 fewer yards than Virginia Tech allowed per contest (134.8).
    • Last year Rutgers had a 4-1 ATS record and a 4-1 overall record in games the team rushed for over 134.8 yards.
    • Last year Rutgers turned the ball over 20 times, 11 more than Virginia Tech’s takeaways (9).

    Rutgers’ Best Players

    • Evan Simon’s previous season stat line: 782 passing yards (65.2 per game), 79-for-137 (57.7%), four touchdowns and six picks.
    • Last year Kyle Monangai took 109 rushing attempts for 459 yards (38.3 per game) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Samuel Brown V posted 373 rushing yards on 85 carries and three touchdowns last season.
    • In the previous season, Sean Ryan grabbed 26 passes (on 56 targets) for 440 yards (36.7 per game). He also found the end zone three times.
    • Aron Cruickshank tacked on 385 yards on 42 grabs with two touchdowns. He was targeted 66 times, and averaged 32.1 receiving yards per game.
    • Johnny Langan reeled in 31 passes for 296 yards and one touchdown, putting up 24.7 yards per game last season.
    • Tyreem Powell did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of four sacks, five TFL and 48 tackles.
    • Avery Young went to work last year, collecting 58 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Christian Braswell intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 21 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

    Virginia Tech Betting Insights

    • Virginia Tech is 1-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • Virginia Tech has hit the over in one of two games with a set total (50%).

    Virginia Tech Pick Insights

    • Virginia Tech put up 19.3 points per game last season, 10 fewer than Rutgers surrendered (29.3).
    • Virginia Tech racked up 314.7 yards per game last season, 32.2 fewer yards than the 346.9 Rutgers allowed per outing.
    • In games that Virginia Tech amassed more than 346.9 yards last year, the team was 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
    • Last season Virginia Tech averaged 111.8 rushing yards per game, 31.1 fewer than Rutgers allowed per outing (142.9).
    • Last season Virginia Tech had a 2-1 ATS record and a 2-1 overall record in games the team rushed for over 142.9 yards.
    • Virginia Tech turned the ball over 15 times last year, one more turnover than Rutgers forced (14).

    Virginia Tech’s Best Players

    • Grant Wells connected on 59% of his passes and threw for 2,167 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Wells also helped with his legs, accumulating six touchdowns on 19.3 yards per game.
    • Keshawn King racked up three rushing touchdowns on 40.3 yards per game last season.
    • Jalen Holston ran for five touchdowns on 321 yards a year ago.
    • Kaleb Smith was targeted 5.5 times per game and racked up 674 receiving yards and three touchdowns over the course of 2022.
    • Nick Gallo caught 30 passes last season on his way to 256 yards.
    • Da’Wain Lofton caught 22 passes on his way to 254 receiving yards and two touchdowns a season ago.
    • Last year TyJuan Garbutt put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 6.5 sacks, and added six TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Dax Hollifield put together an excellent stat line last year, tallying 57 tackles, two TFL, and two sacks.
    • Keonta Jenkins racked up one interception in addition to 23 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended a year ago.
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