At the onset of last week’s Rutgers season opener were cries of “Here we go again!” The Scarlet Knights fell behind Massachusetts 21-7 in the first quarter. However, head coach Chris Ash kept his head and led Rutgers to a remarkable turnaround. Specifically, the Scarlet Knights scored a 48-21 college football betting payoff as 17-point home chalks. Counter to that was a workmanlike 38-14 Iowa win vs. Miami-OH as 25-point overlays. Of course, the Hawkeyes are favored to contend in the Big Ten West. Contrarily Rutgers is again expected to flounder. On this occasion, gamblers are considering upset potential.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
|Date and Time:||Saturday, September 7, 2019, Noon ET|
|Location:||Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa|
|Rutgers vs. Iowa TV Coverage:||FS1|
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Overview
Initially, Rutgers head coach Chris Ash was a top hot seat candidate. But last week’s college football betting triumph has given him a temporary reprieve. In particular, the Rutgers offense impressed. Iowa is one of the most consistent and stable programs in the country. For some Hawkeye fans that is the problem. They have become bored with head coach Kirk Ferentz. More emphatically Hawkeye fans believe that they are capable of more than they are getting. In the same way, last week’s failure to cover a win adds to the frustration. Notwithstanding that is Rutgers ready?
A Tale of Two Offenses
Last week Rutgers outgained UMass 548-307. Quarterback McLane Carter was a key online betting asset. McCarter threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Of great concern were his three interceptions. Still, the Texas Tech transfer impressed all with his poise. Additionally, running back Isaiah Pacheco ran for 156 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Receivers Bo Melton and Raheem Blackshear each had over 120 yards receiving. By contrast, Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley posted a 173.6 rating with 252 yards passing and three TD’s against Miami. Mekhi Sargent ran for 91 yards and a TD for Iowa in the opener.
Rutgers and Iowa vs. The Line
The Scarlet Knights are:
- 5-3 against the spread as a road dog
- 1-9 under the total getting points on the road
- 6-2 vs. the odds in their last eight Big Ten matchups
- 3-9 under the total in Big Ten play
- 6-3 vs. the odds in away Big Ten Conference games
- 2-9 under the total on the Big Ten road
- Against Iowa, the Scarlet Knights are 1-0 vs. the line and under the total
The Hawkeyes are:
- 8-4 against the spread laying points at Kinnick Stadium
- 3-8 under the total as a home favorite
- 5-7 vs. the line their last 12 Big Ten Conference games
- 10-3 over the total against the Big Ten
- 7-4 with the board in Big Ten Conference home games
- 5-7 under the total in home games in Big Ten play
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Iowa Hawkeyes College Football Betting Picks
In this situation, we have stable but unspectacular Iowa as a strong college football betting favorite. In turn Rutgers is traditionally bad but potentially resurgent. As mentioned earlier the Scarlet Knights have good success and value in Big Ten matchups.
Rutgers vs. Iowa College Football Betting Prediction: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers vs. Iowa College Football Betting Score Prediction: Rutgers 20, Iowa 21
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