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    SHI Stadium is the venue where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-2) will match up against the Michigan State Spartans (2-3) on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

    The Scarlet Knights are the favorites (-4.5) in their matchup versus the Spartans, with the over/under at 39.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Scarlet Knights are -202 and the Spartans are +170.)

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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 -4.5 -110 -110 39.5 -110 -110 -202 +170

    Rutgers Pick Insights

    • Rutgers has posted a 4-0-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Rutgers is 3-0 against the spread when favored by 4.5 points or more this season.
    • One of Rutgers’ five games with a set total has hit the over (20%).

    Rutgers Stats & Insights

    • Rutgers has the 14th-best defense this season in terms of total yards (282.8 yards allowed per game), but ranks 23rd-worst on offense (334.7 yards per game).
    • Rutgers has the 80th-ranked offense this season (27.8 points per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 13th-best with just 14.7 points allowed per game.
    • Rutgers has struggled in the passing game, ranking 14th-worst in the FBS (161.2 passing yards per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 10th-best defensively, giving up only 165.2 passing yards per game.
    • Offensively, Rutgers ranks 51st in the FBS with 173.5 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 40th in rushing yards allowed per contest (117.7).
    • Rutgers ranks 71st in third-down efficiency (39.7%) on offense and 71st in third-down conversion rate allowed (38.8%) on defense this year.
    • Rutgers has forced eight total turnovers (58th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over four times (10th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +4, 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 as a runner.
    • JaQuae Jackson has hauled in 15 catches for 253 yards (42.2 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
    • Christian Dremel has hauled in 15 receptions totaling 200 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Isaiah Washington has been the target of 24 passes and racked up 13 receptions for 151 yards, an average of 25.2 yards per contest.
    • Tyreem Powell leads the team with three sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has amassed two TFL and 46 tackles.
    • Jordan Thompson has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 11 tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State has gone 3-2-0 ATS this season.
    • Michigan State has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 4.5 points or more this year.
    • Michigan State hase gone over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • Michigan State ranks 85th with 371.4 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 43rd with 341.8 total yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Michigan State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 21.6 points per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 59th with 23.8 points ceded per contest.
    • In terms of passing, Michigan State ranks 56th in the FBS (251.4 passing yards per game) and 69th on defense (226.8 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • With 120 rushing yards per game on offense, Michigan State ranks 106th in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 35th, giving up 115 rushing yards per contest.
    • Michigan State’s third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks second-best in the FBS with a 22.7% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is posting a 36.4% third-down rate, which ranks 93rd.
    • Michigan State has forced six turnovers this season and have turned it over 12 times, resulting in a -6 turnover margin that is eighth-worst in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim has thrown for 1,090 yards on 91-of-161 passing with six touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 53 yards.
    • The team’s top rusher, Nathan Carter, has carried the ball 93 times for 477 yards (95.4 per game) with four touchdowns.
    • Montorie Foster paces his team with 226 receiving yards on 19 receptions.
    • Jaron Glover has 10 receptions (on 21 targets) for a total of 212 yards (42.4 yards per game) this year.
    • Tre Mosley has racked up 192 reciving yards (38.4 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Aaron Brule leads the team with two sacks, and also has three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Malik Spencer is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 33 tackles and one TFL.
    • Angelo Grose has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 23 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended to his name.
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