Free Week 5 Prediction: Buckeyes vs Scarlet Knights Odds
Looking for Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights free picks? Week 5 betting sees the Buckeyes taking on the Scarlet Knights Saturday September 30th at High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Ohio State Rutgers free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(3-1) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-3)
Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State Buckeyes -29.5
NCAA Betting Total: 53.5
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We have reached week five of the college football season and most teams are playing in conference games at this point.
It’s a Big Ten match up on Saturday night at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.
The Ohio State Buckeyes make the trip to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Buckeyes have won all three games played between the two teams in their history.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes have had a really nice season so far, except for one slip up, and it was a big one of those against the Oklahoma Sooners.
In week two they played the Sooners and the offense really struggled in that game and that led to a defeat by the final score of 31-16.
That loss means the Buckeyes are probably going to need to run the table, and win the Big Ten Championship if they want any chance of making the playoffs.
The Buckeyes are led at the offensive side of the ball, by J.T. Barrett who comes into this game having thrown for 966 yards and ten touchdowns.
Now those stats look good but in the game against the Sooners he only threw for 183 yards which isn’t enough for a quarterback who has played in a lot of big games in his career.
To win this game the Buckeyes just need to play their game. They are the better team in this match up, but they can’t overlook this game.
If they overlook the Scarlet Knights that’s how they will lose this game, and their playoff hopes will be dashed.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
On the other side of this match up is the Rutgers Scarlet Knights who’s only win was against an FCS level team, and in the other three games they lost.
Although they have lost the other games though, they haven’t been getting blown out like in years past and they have covered three of the four spreads so far this year.
Rutgers have had all kinds of issues at the quarterback position so far this year. So far this year he has only thrown for 642 yards and three touchdowns.
The biggest concern though is the six interceptions he has thrown so far this year.
He is facing a really good defense in the Buckeyes in this game and they need him to not turn the ball over if they want any chance to pull the upset in this game.
The defense also is going to need to find a way to force some turnovers. The offense isn’t good enough to win this game by themselves.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- OSU are 43-20-1 ATS in their last 64 road games.
- RUTG are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 conference games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
The one thing that the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have done well this year has been keeping the game close and I think that will be the case in this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights -29.5
The Buckeyes have too much firepower and that will be enough to win the game, but the Scarlet Knights will cover the spread.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 37 – Rutgers 21
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