See who we believe will win and cover in the Bronx in our week one college football prediction for Rutgers vs Miami by reading on for betting odds and analysis.
- In terms of passing yards, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rank 125th.
- Against Miami, opposing quarterbacks have a passing rating of 79.9.
RUTGERS VS MIAMI PREDICTION
The Scarlet Knights and Hurricanes play their first NCAAF game of the season at Yankee Stadium at 2:15 ET. ESPN will have television coverage of the game, which takes place on Thursday, December 28.In this non-conference game, Miami is expected to defeat the Scarlet Knights by a margin of three points at home. Continue reading for my analysis and suggested bets.
RUTGERS VS. MIAMI MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Miami Hurricanes vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
- Where: Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
- Date: December 28, Thursday
RUTGERS PREVIEW: WILL RUTGERS BULD OFF THEIR WIN?
Rutgers was defeated 42–24 by Maryland in their most recent matchup. The Scarlet Knights enter this week’s game at 6-6, down to.500 after this loss. The Scarlet Knights have been the underdog in five games and the favorite in five coming into this week’s battle with Miami. They have a 4-4-2 ATS record going into the match. Rutgers has a 5-5 over/under record this season. Their games have yielded an average of 43.6 points overall, with an average over/under line of 40 points.
The Scarlet Knights tried 34 passes through the air against Maryland, accumulating 165 yards and scoring one touchdown. They produced two rushing scores while maintaining an average of 4.2 yards per carry on the ground. Gavin Wimsatt, the quarterback, ended with 165 passing yards in the team’s last defeat against Maryland. He ran for two touchdowns in addition to throwing one.
Ultimately, the Scarlet Knights defense allowed Maryland 498 yards in total during the game. In the passing game, the team’s run defense gave up 361 yards of rushes, while only 137 were permitted. Rutgers’ defense gives up 21 points per game, which ranks them 72nd in terms of points allowed. Teams have been averaging 175.9 passing yards per game against them thus far, which ranks them 28th in the country. Their running yardage defense, which ranks them 61st in NCAA football, allows 138.6 yards per game.
MIAMI PREVIEW: CAN MIAMI RECOVER AFTER A LOSS?
As Miami gets ready to play Rutgers this week, their record is currently 7-5 after defeating Boston College 45-20. Miami is 5-4 this season against the spread. In contrast to three games where they were the underdog, the Hurricanes have been favored five times. The average over/under line for Miami’s opponents during a 12-game stretch is 49.1 points. With an average total score of 54.2 points over these games, OU has a 5-4 record.
The Hurricanes tried 36 passes through the air against Boston College, accumulating 290 yards and scoring two touchdowns. They ran for four touchdowns on the ground while maintaining an average of 6.2 yards per carry. QB Tyler Van Dyke connected on 23 of 36 throws for 290 yards and finished with a QB rating of 107.41 in the victory over Boston College. In addition, he scored two touchdowns during the contest.
Ultimately, the Hurricanes defense allowed Boston College 294 total yards. 143 yards were given up on the ground by the team’s run defense, as opposed to 151 in the passing game. Miami’s defense, which allows 113 passing yards per game, comes into the contest rated 113th. Against the Hurricanes, opponents throw the ball 31.7 times on average. They rank 79th in college football with their 22.1 PPG allowed. They rank 16th in the NCAA in terms of rushing yards allowed.
RUTGERS VS MIAMI BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Miami has a 3-0 record while playing Rutgers as the favorite over the past three times.
Rutgers is 2-1 against the spread in their last three games as the underdog versus Miami.
Miami has changed from being -3.5 point favorites to their current line of -3 (-112) since the lines were first established. Alternatively, Rutgers is currently a +3 (-109) point underdog away from home. Rutgers received a moneyline payout of +138 to open; that amount has now changed to +114. Miami has 59% implied victory probabilities based on the odds, while Rutgers has 47%.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- Rutgers has a 1-2-1 road record against the spread.
- Miami’s home record against the spread in the last ten games is 4-6.
- In their past three games as underdogs, the Hurricanes have a 2-1 record.
- In their last five games as favorites, Rutgers is 4-1.
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