Rutgers vs Penn State Football Live stream. Rutgers vs. Penn State brings up sibling rivalry for Sebastian Joseph, a Pa. native, Rutgers vs. Penn State College Football Predictions Against The Spread
Will No. 16 Penn State be able to get back on track this week when the Nittany Lions play host to Rutgers at Noon ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Penn State is the heavy favorite at home, as the Nittany Lions are getting odds of -31 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 52.5 points. Penn State has won 10 straight meetings with Rutgers, covering the spread in seven of the 10 wins. The public is currently putting 60 percent of the wagers on Rutgers on the road. Saturday’s game takes place from Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. The game will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Joseph didn’t hold a scholarship offer from Penn State out of high school but has become a three-year starting nose tackle at Rutgers. The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder is playing at a career-best level with 30 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss including 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked kick as a redshirt senior. Penn State has lost back-to-back games to Ohio State and Michigan State by a combined four points. The Nittany Lions are now 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten. They are 6-2-1 against the spread, pushing or covering in all home games.
I can certainly see Penn State bouncing back this week, but this spread is pretty large. The Nittany Lions have only won two games by more than 31 this year while Rutgers has only lost by this margin once, which was against Ohio State. Still, I have to think the Nittany Lions are eager to unload their two week frustrations out on this Rutgers team. Rutgers has struggled with strong fronts, losing by 56 to OSU and by 31 at Michigan. Penn State should be able to run the ball well on this team and the Rutgers offense isn’t likely to find much success on offense.