Rutgers vs Ohio State Week 5 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) vs. No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Ohio Stadium — Columbus, OH
Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten showdown between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes. After beginning the year 3-0, Rutgers' undefeated record was erased over the weekend after a 27-10 loss to Iowa.
Meanwhile, Ohio State didn't break much of a sweat in its 52-21 victory over Wisconsin. Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud threw out five touchdown passes in the win while running backs TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams combined for 223 rushing yards and a pair of TDs on 32 carries.
Rutgers vs Ohio State Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: RUT: (+6500) | OSU: (-100000)
Spread: RUT: +40.5 (-105) | OSU: -40.5 (-115)
Total: 59.5 — Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)
Ohio State enters this contest as a major home favorite on the spread. This 3:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 59.5, which is high compared to the rest of this week's college football projected totals.
Rutgers vs Ohio State Prediction & Pick
Though you can never say never, there really isn't a good reason to believe that Rutgers can upset Ohio State. Not only have the Buckeyes been one of the top teams in the nation (again), but they own a perfect 8-0 record in eight career meetings against the Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers has never even come close to defeating Ohio State. In fact, the average Buckeyes win margin in the all-time series is 42.5. Furthermore, the Scarlet Knights have only scored more than 17 points twice and have also been shut out on as many occasions.
There really isn't any reason to overthink things here. The Ohio State will defeat Rutgers again in yet another one-sided affair.
Final Score Prediction: Ohio State: 55 | Rutgers: 14
Rutgers vs Ohio State Betting Trends
- Rutgers is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games against Ohio State.
- Ohio State is 8-1 ATS in its last nine games played in October.
- The total has hit the under in each of Rutgers' last five road games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Ohio State's last five games against Rutgers.
Rutgers vs Ohio State Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
There's never a shortage of offense when Rutgers and Ohio State meet, averaging a total of 64.5 points in the eight previous meetings. Ohio State has done most of the heavy lifting, scoring no fewer than 49 points in each meeting, and I expect this week's matchup to be no different.
Throw in the fact that the Buckeyes have scored an average of 58 points over their last three outings this season and it's easy to see why taking the over is a no-brainer.
Bet: Over 59.5 Points (-108)
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