The Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1) travel to New Jersey to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-1) at Rutgers Stadium tonight (Friday, October 16th). Kickoff for this Pitt vs Rutgers game is set for 8:00 PM EST time and will be aired on ESPN. The Pittsburgh Panthers have gotten off to a hot start in this college football season going 2-0 in the Big East and 5-1 overall. Pitts only lost came to North Carolina State, losing 38-31 on the road. Last week Pitt beat the Connecticut Huskies 24-21 at home. Rutgers started their season off with a big 47-15 loss to a very good Cincinnati team, but has since bounced back to go 4-1 overall. It is kind of tough to see where the Rutgers are at as they have played some weaker teams, but this weeks game against Pitt will show us where they are at. Betting lines, trends and predictions for this Pitt vs Rutgers game are listed below.
Pitt vs Rutgers Betting Line:
Pittsburgh U -6 (-110)
vs Rutgers +6 (-110)
Pittsburgh U (-240)
vs Rutgers (+200)
Over 45.5 (-110)
Under 45.5 (-110)
Betting lines taken from www.5dimes.com
Pitt vs Rutgers Betting Trends:
Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last four following a ATS loss
Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games
Underdog is 5-2 ATS in the teams last seven meetings
Road team is 8-3 ATS in their last eleven meetings
Pitt vs Rutgers Predictions:
Final Score Prediction – Pitt 31 Rutgers 21
Spread Prediction – Bet on PITT to COVER the 6 point spread at -110. I really like Pitts offense, lead by QB Bill Stull and RB Dion Lewis. Pittsburgh has averaged almost 35 points per game so far this year, and are only averaging 18.8 against. Bill Still has looked great throwing for 1256 yards, 13 TDS and a QB rating of 163.54. RB Lewis is averaging over 5.5 yards per carry with 7 TDs. I can’t see Rutgers being able to stop this Pittsburgh defense. Throw it down on Pitt to cover the spread at 5dimes.com.
Over/Under Prediction – Lay down on the OVER 45.5 total points scored. Both teams have some good offensive weapons that should be able to put up some numbers. Cincinnati proved that good teams can score points against the Rutgers defense, and I am looking for Pitt to do the same. This Pitt vs Rutgers game should go over the magic 45.5 number. Bet on the OVER.
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