Against The Spread Pick
The Scarlet Knights return to the road, as they visit Value City Arena in Columbus to face the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State returns home following an ugly performance at Wisconsin, where they failed to cover the spread for the seventh time in their last 10 games. Rutgers has lost seven of its last nine games against Ohio State. The Knights have put up a strong fight against the spread, covering in 12 of their last 15 games. A 1-5 record on the road hurts the Knights chances. Therefore backing the Buckeyes to cover six points is the right call.
Over Under Pick
Both the Scarlet Knights and Buckeyes are within the 200 teams in the country in scoring, with averages over 70 points. However, Ohio State has scored 61-points or less in their last two games. On the flipside, Rutgers has combined for an over total in three of its last five games. The last three head-to-head meetings have resulted in totals of 125 points or more. That includes two games that finished with a pair of 130-point totals. Taking the over 128.5 total is the right move.