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    On Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-4) will visit the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2).

    The Nittany Lions are very big favorites (currently -20.5) in their game against the Scarlet Knights, with the over/under being 42 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Nittany Lions are -1408 and the Scarlet Knights are +850.)

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    Game Info for Penn State vs. Rutgers

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Beaver Stadium
    Penn State vs Rutgers Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Penn State -20.5 -110 -110 42 -110 -110 -1408 +850

    Penn State Pick Insights

    • Penn State has a 6-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Penn State has a 3-1 record against the spread when favored by 20.5 points or more this season.
    • Five of Penn State’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (55.6%).

    Penn State Stats & Insights

    • On the defensive side of the ball, Penn State has been a top-25 unit, ranking second-best by giving up just 239.7 yards per game. The offense ranks 74th (378.4 yards per game).
    • Penn State has been firing on all cylinders this year, as they rank 15th-best in scoring offense (37.7 points per game) and fourth-best in scoring defense (13.1 points allowed per game).
    • Penn State ranks 90th in passing yards this year (206.1 per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 164.1 passing yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, Penn State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking third-best by surrendering only 75.6 per game. The Nittany Lions rank 46th on offense (172.3 rushing yards per game).
    • On defense, Penn State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 18th-best by allowing a 30.9% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 54th (40.7% third-down percentage).
    • Penn State has forced 20 total turnovers (fifth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (second in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +15, the best in college football.

    Penn State’s Best Players

    • Drew Allar has 1,965 passing yards for Penn State, completing 61.6% of his passes and collecting 21 touchdowns and one interception this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 149 rushing yards (14.9 ypg) on 63 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Kaytron Allen has racked up 645 yards on 131 carries while finding paydirt four times as a runner.
    • This season, Nicholas Singleton has carried the ball 134 times for 523 yards (52.3 per game) and seven touchdowns, while also racking up 154 yards through the air with one touchdown.
    • KeAndre Lambert-Smith’s 651 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 82 times and has registered 52 catches and four touchdowns.
    • Theo Johnson has put up a 243-yard season so far with five touchdowns, reeling in 24 passes on 38 targets.
    • Tyler Warren has been the target of 39 passes and hauled in 25 catches for 241 yards, an average of 24.1 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone six times through the air this season.
    • Adisa Isaac paces the team with 6.5 sacks, and also has 12 TFL and 28 tackles.
    • Penn State’s leading tackler, Curtis Jacobs, has 41 tackles, five TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Daequan Hardy has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 12 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    Rutgers Betting Insights

    • Rutgers is 5-2-2 against the spread this year.
    • Rutgers is winless against the spread (0-0-1) when playing as at least 20.5-point underdogs.
    • In Rutgers’ nine games with a set total, four have hit the over (44.4%).

    Rutgers Pick Insights

    • Offensively, Rutgers is bottom-25, posting only 310.6 total yards per game (16th-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 295.1 total yards per contest (13th-best).
    • Rutgers ranks 87th in the FBS with 24.1 points per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 20th-best by surrendering just 18.3 points per contest.
    • While Rutgers’ pass offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking sixth-worst with 140.9 passing yards per game, its defense ranks ninth-best with only 166.2 passing yards ceded per contest.
    • In terms of rushing, Rutgers ranks 48th in the FBS on offense (169.7 rushing yards per game) and 41st on defense (128.9 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • From an offensive angle, Rutgers is putting up a 36% third-down conversion rate (93rd-ranked). It ranks 71st in the FBS on defense (39.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • After forcing 14 turnovers (60th in the FBS) and turning the ball over nine times (16th in the FBS) this season, Rutgers owns the 28th-ranked turnover margin of +5.

    Rutgers’ Best Players

    • Gavin Wimsatt has been a dual threat for Rutgers this season. He has 1,356 passing yards (135.6 per game) while completing 48.2% of his passes. He’s thrown eight touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 409 yards (40.9 ypg) on 89 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Kyle Monangai, has carried the ball 181 times for 942 yards (94.2 per game) with seven touchdowns.
    • Christian Dremel paces his team with 390 receiving yards on 30 catches with three touchdowns.
    • JaQuae Jackson has put together a 331-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 20 passes on 45 targets.
    • Isaiah Washington has racked up 185 reciving yards (18.5 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Aaron Lewis has three sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and 38 tackles.
    • Deion Jennings, Rutgers’ tackle leader, has 74 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Max Melton has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 28 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.

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