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    Marvin Harrison Jr. will lead the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0) into their battle versus the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-2) at SHI Stadium on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET.

    The Scarlet Knights are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +18.5) against the Buckeyes (with an over/under of 42.5 points).

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    Game Info for Ohio State vs. Rutgers

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
    • Stadium: SHI Stadium
    Ohio State vs Rutgers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Ohio State -18.5 -110 -110 42.5 -110 -110 -1227 +748

    Ohio State Pick Insights

    • Ohio State has a 4-3-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Ohio State is 1-2 against the spread when favored by 18.5 points or more this season.
    • Out of Ohio State’s eight games with a set total, one has hit the over (12.5%).

    Ohio State Stats & Insights

    • On the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State has been a top-25 unit, ranking fourth-best by giving up just 260.0 yards per game. The offense ranks 40th (428.8 yards per game).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Ohio State has been a top-25 unit, ranking second-best by allowing just 10.0 points per game. The offense ranks 38th (32.5 points per game).
    • Ohio State has been clicking on all fronts in the passing game this year, ranking 15th-best in passing (295.0 passing yards per game) and fifth-best in passing defense (160.3 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Ohio State sports the 93rd-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (133.8 per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 17th-best with only 99.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Ohio State sports the 44th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (42.9% conversion rate), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 14th-best with a 30.6% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Ohio State has the 74th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -1, forcing eight turnovers (107th in the FBS) while turning it over nine times (33rd in the FBS).

    Ohio State’s Best Players

    • Kyle McCord has 2,163 pass yards for Ohio State, completing 64.1% of his passes and throwing 14 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, TreVeyon Henderson, has carried the ball 68 times for 457 yards (57.1 per game), scoring six times.
    • DeaMonte Trayanum has collected 270 yards on 66 attempts, scoring three times.
    • Harrison’s 889 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 85 times and has collected 48 catches and eight touchdowns.
    • Cade Stover has put up a 429-yard season so far with three touchdowns, reeling in 27 passes on 34 targets.
    • Emeka Egbuka has a total of 303 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 22 passes and scoring three touchdowns.
    • J.T. Tuimoloau paces the team with 4.0 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL and 20 tackles.
    • Ohio State’s tackle leader, Tommy Eichenberg, has 57 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Lathan Ransom has a team-high one interception to go along with 31 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended.

    Rutgers Betting Insights

    • Rutgers is 5-1-1 against the spread this year.
    • Rutgers is 0-0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 18.5 points or greater this season.
    • Rutgers games have gone over the point total in three out of seven opportunities (42.9%).

    Rutgers Pick Insights

    • Rutgers ranks 108th in the FBS with 327.3 total yards per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 10th-best by surrendering just 277.6 total yards per game.
    • Rutgers ranks 66th in the FBS with 28.1 points per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 13th-best by giving up only 15.8 points per contest.
    • On offense, Rutgers is a bottom-25 passing attack, generating just 148.4 passing yards per game (eighth-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on defense, ceding just 156.3 passing yards per contest (second-best).
    • Rutgers ranks 39th in the FBS with 178.9 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 39th with 121.4 rushing yards surrendered per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Rutgers ranks 77th in the FBS with a 38.6% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 46th with a 36.1% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
    • Rutgers has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +5 ranks 24th-best in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (54th in the nation) and seven turnovers committed (14th in the nation).

    Rutgers’ Best Players

    • Gavin Wimsatt has thrown for 1,134 yards (141.8 ypg) to lead Rutgers, completing 50.3% of his passes and tossing seven touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 362 yards (45.3 ypg) on 73 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Kyle Monangai, has carried the ball 144 times for 744 yards (93.0 per game) with seven touchdowns.
    • Christian Dremel leads his team with 294 receiving yards on 23 receptions with three touchdowns.
    • JaQuae Jackson has caught 17 passes and compiled 290 receiving yards (36.3 per game).
    • Isaiah Washington has racked up 179 reciving yards (22.4 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Tyreem Powell leads the team with 3.0 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has amassed 2.0 TFL and 52 tackles.
    • Max Melton leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 21 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
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