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Penn State vs Rutgers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 12 (Penn State Prevails in Low-Scoring Game)

Devon Platana
Penn State vs Rutgers prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Penn State vs Rutgers Week 12 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-6, 1-6 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
Time: 3:30.m. ET
Venue: SHI Stadium — Piscataway, NJ
Coverage: Big Ten Network

Week 12 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten showdown between the No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions and Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Penn State is starting to catch steam, winning three of its last four outings. That includes an impressive 30-0 shutout victory over Maryland last weekend.

Rutgers hasn't experienced the same success, unfortunately. Last week's 27-21 loss to Michigan State not only marked the Scarlet Knights' third straight loss but also worsened their Big Ten record to 1-6 on the year.

Penn State vs Rutgers Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PSU: (-1300) | RUTG: (+760)
Spread: PSU: -19.5 (-110) | RUTG: +19.5 (-110)
Total: 44.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Penn State enters this contest as a heavy favorite on the spread and moneyline. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 44.5, which is about average compared to this week's projected totals.

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Penn State vs Rutgers Prediction & Pick

The Nittany Lions are the clear-cut favorites here and for good reason. Penn State has absolutely dominated Rutgers since their first meeting in 1918, not only picking up victories in 30 of the 32 all-time matchups but also winning each of the last 15 clashes in a row.

Rutgers has also failed to beat an above-.500 teams all season. The school's four victories this fall have come against opponents with a combined record of 10-30. Furthermore, the Scarlet Knights have been blown out by a combined score of 101-27 in their two games against ranked opponents.

I just don't see a world where Penn State loses. Aside from losses to Ohio State and Michigan, the Nittany Lions have looked dominant for the majority of the campaign. Having already gone 5-2 against the Big Ten this season, I expect Penn State to make light work of Rutgers.

Final Score Prediction: Penn State: 33 | Rutgers: 10

Penn State vs Rutgers Betting Trends

- Penn State is 10-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games against the East Division.
- Rutgers is 1-8 straight up in its last nine games against the Big Ten.
- The total has hit the over in each of Penn State's last five road games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Rutgers' last eight games in November.

Penn State vs Rutgers Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Even though a 44.5-point total is modest, don't expect Penn State and Rutgers to surpass it. After all, the total has hit the under in each of the last eight Nittany Lions-Scarlet Knights matchups. On top of that, the two sides have only averaged a combined 31.5 points over that stretch.

Back the total going under 44.5 points this weekend.

Bet: Under 44.5 (-106)


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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