Free Week 12 Prediction: Nittany Lions vs Scarlet Knights Odds
Looking for Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights free picks? Week 12 betting sees the Nittany Lions taking on the Scarlet Knights Saturday November 17th at HighPoint.com Stadium in 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 Penn State Rutgers free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(7-3) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-9)
Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: HighPoint.com Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey
NCAA Football Spread: Penn State Nittany Lions -28
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
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The matchup features two Big Ten East foes looking to put on a strong showing to help end their season strong. Both teams have been eliminated from the Big Ten title game, so for Penn State, they will be looking for a win to improve what bowl game they go to while Rutgers is just looking for their first conference win.
Penn State has utterly dominated Rutgers over the past 28 years. They have won the last ten meetings with the Scarlet Knights dating all the way back to the year 1990. This year looks to be no different as the Nittany Lions are huge favorites going into this game.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State has had a disappointing season, considering they were basically a few minutes away from upsetting Ohio State. After losing to the Buckeyes, they lost to Michigan State the next week and got blown out by Michigan to officially eliminate them.
Losing Barkley was obviously a big blow to this offense as he carried them majority of the time during his time in college. They still manage to average 35.7 points per game. This is about 26th in the country, which is not bad, but their offense has definitely let them down many times this season. They are led by quarterback, Trace McSorley, who has 1872 yards passing and also has 620 yards rushing. He has thrown for 13 touchdowns and has ran for 9 touchdowns. Look for him to have a very productive game against a poor defense.
The defense has struggled this year at times, but should have no trouble shutting down one of the worst offenses in the country.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers started the year 1-0, but ever since has been disastrous. They have lost 8 in a row and probably will not win another game. As bad as they are, the Scarlet Knights do not want to end the season with no conference wins, so expect them to Nittany Lions their best effort.
The Scarlet Knights offense is among the worst in all of division one football. None of their main offensive stats rank inside the top 100, which shows how ineffective they have been with the ball. They only average 14.5 points per game. Expect them to have trouble again against the Nittany Lions’ average defense.
Believe it or not the Scarlet Knights have a decent pass defense. They allow an average of 188.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 25th in the country. Unfortunately, this is overshadowed by the fact that they allow 34.3 points per game an allow 418.6 total yards per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 9-2 in PSU last 11 games as a favorite.
- Over is 11-3 in PSU last 14 games in November.
- Over is 10-3 in PSU last 13 games overall.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
Penn State will continue dominating the Scarlet Knights and will pick up another win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: OVER 49.5
Penn State will light up the scoreboard, which will help the total reach the over.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Penn State 38 – Rutgers 14
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