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    At 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-2) are at home against the Michigan State Spartans (2-3).

    The Scarlet Knights are the favorites (-5.5) in their game against the Spartans, with the over/under being 40.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Scarlet Knights are -207 and the Spartans are +173.)

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    Game Info for Rutgers vs. Michigan State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
    • Stadium: SHI Stadium
    Rutgers vs Michigan State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Rutgers -5.5 -110 -110 40.5 -110 -110 -207 +173

    Rutgers Pick Insights

    • Rutgers has gone 4-0-1 ATS this season.
    • Rutgers is a perfect 3-0 against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more this season.
    • One of Rutgers’ five games with a set total has hit the over (20%).

    Rutgers Stats & Insights

    • Rutgers sports the 14th-best defense this season in terms of total yards (282.8 yards allowed per game), but ranks 24th-worst offensively (334.7 yards per game).
    • Defensively, Rutgers has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best by surrendering just 14.7 points per game. The offense ranks 78th (27.8 points per game).
    • While Rutgers ranks 15th-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 161.2 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story with the defense, which ranks 10th-best (165.2 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Rutgers is putting up 173.5 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 52nd in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 42nd, surrendering 117.7 rushing yards per contest.
    • Rutgers is putting up a 39.7% third-down conversion rate offensively this year (70th in the FBS), and is allowing a 38.8% third-down conversion rate (71st) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With eight forced turnovers (58th in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (10th in the FBS), Rutgers’ +4 turnover margin is the 18th-best in college football.

    Rutgers’ Best Players

    • Gavin Wimsatt has been a dual threat for Rutgers so far this season. He has 914 passing yards, completing 51.8% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 230 yards (38.3 ypg) on 50 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Kyle Monangai has racked up 487 yards on 96 carries while finding the end zone six times.
    • JaQuae Jackson’s leads his squad with 253 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 15 catches (out of 33 targets).
    • Christian Dremel has caught 15 passes for 200 yards (33.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Isaiah Washington has been the target of 24 passes and hauled in 13 catches for 151 yards, an average of 25.2 yards per contest.
    • Tyreem Powell, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has amassed three sacks, two TFL and 46 tackles.
    • Jordan Thompson has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has 11 tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State has a 3-2-0 record against the spread this season.
    • When they have played as at least 5.5-point underdogs this season, the Spartans are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Two of Michigan State’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Michigan State ranks 83rd in the FBS (371.4 total yards per game) and 44th defensively (341.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • Michigan State has not been getting things done on offense, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 21.6 points per game. It has been better defensively, giving up 23.8 points per contest (58th-ranked).
    • From an offensive angle, Michigan State is putting up 251.4 passing yards per game (56th-ranked). It ranks 69th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (226.8 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • In terms of rushing, Michigan State ranks 106th in the FBS on offense (120 rushing yards per game) and 36th defensively (115 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Michigan State ranks 91st in the FBS with a 36.4% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks second-best by surrendering a 22.7% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State has not done well in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -6 is ninth-worst in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim has thrown for 1,090 yards (218 ypg) to lead Michigan State, completing 56.5% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 53 yards (10.6 ypg) on 27 carries.
    • Nathan Carter has run for 477 yards on 93 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Montorie Foster’s 226 receiving yards (45.2 yards per game) are a team high. He has 19 catches on 32 targets.
    • Jaron Glover has totaled 212 receiving yards (42.4 yards per game) on 10 receptions.
    • Tre Mosley’s 30 targets have resulted in 17 receptions for 192 yards and one touchdown.
    • Aaron Brule has two sacks to lead the team, and also has three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Michigan State’s leading tackler, Malik Spencer, has 33 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Angelo Grose has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 23 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended.
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