It is a huge matchup in the Big East as Pittsburgh looks to stay with Cincinnati at the top of the standings. College football betting lines slightly favor the Panthers on the road in this game.
College football odds at the sportsbook have Pittsburgh as a three-point road favorite. Pittsburgh is favored in college football betting lines even though they have lost the last four times they have faced Rutgers. Pitt has not beaten the Scarlet Knights since 2004. The Panthers have been very efficient on offense this sports betting season as freshman running back Dion Lewis is fifth in the country in rushing, averaging 123 yards per game while quarterback Bill Stull is fourth in the country in pass efficiency. The Panthers have won 15 of their last 20 games going back to 2007. Last week the Panthers had to come back from 15 points down to defeat Connecticut 24-21.
This is the 27th sports betting meeting between Pittsburgh and Rutgers going back to 1981. The teams have played every year in college football odds since 1985. Overall, the Panthers hold a 19-7 lead but they have lost the past four. College football odds have the Panthers at 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. They are also excellent in college football odds in October and on the road. The Panthers are 12-4 in college football odds in their last 16 games in October. The Panthers are 9-4 in college football odds in their last 13 road games. The Panthers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings against Rutgers but the road team is 8-3 vs. the college football odds in the last 11 meetings.
Rutgers is also good in October as they are 4-1 vs. the college football odds in their last 5 games in October. They are also 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Rutgers is also an excellent home underdog in college football odds. They are 10-4 in college football odds in their last 14 games as a home underdog.
College football betting lines show that the last four Pittsburgh conference games have gone under the total. Five of the last six Pittsburgh games when they were road favorites have gone over. The last five Rutgers conference games have all gone over the college football betting lines.