Michigan vs Rutgers Predictions
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***RUTGERS +39*** - This Rutgers team played a really good Northwester team to a 15-18 game just 2 weeks ago and played Indiana to a 7 point game two weeks prior to that. i could understand this line being 24-27 points, but 39 points was really unexpected. I will admit that this Michigan Wolverines are a team that seems to be getting stronger and stronger by the week, as the offense is becoming more consistent and the defense has given up no more than 21 points in each of their last eight games. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights continue to lose games, but they're coming off back-to-back games in which they hung around with Northwestern and Wisconsin. Three of Rutgers' last five games have been decided by 14 or less points. The Michigan Wolverines have failed to cover three of their last four games as a favorite of at least 30 points. Are you following me here....the numbers just don't equate to a 40 point spread. Michigan is motivated to make the CFP, not beat the hell out of Rutgers. Get the win and get out injury free, so if they do go up big in the 2nd half you can bet Harbaugh pulls the starters on offense. The only bet here today is Rutgers and the boatload of points.
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*****PREDICTION: RUTGERS COVERS 39***** Michigan is undoubtedly the better team in this match up and I have no doubt they will win and win big. But, that's not the conversation. The question is--can Rutgers stay within 39 points of Michigan. I'm leaning on Rutgers because they are at home and they have, more or less, hung in there with the last few weeks with some really good teams and likely some built up confidence. Plus, they really have nothing to lose and Michigan has everything to lose. Not to mention the fact that 39 points is just a big number to cover. Take Rutgers to pull out the cover.
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Michigan Wolverines (8-1) take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-8) on November 10, 2018, 3:30 PM ET at the High Point Solutions Stadium
Wolverines-37 and Scarlet Knights+38. Over/Under: 45.
Michigan is ranked #25 in offense and #5 in defense while Rutgers is ranked #128 offensively and #98 defensively.
ATS Betting Trends:
Michigan Wolverines is 6-0 (5-1 ATS) and Rutgers Scarlet Knights is 0-6 (3-3 ATS). The over / under for Michigan the past 10 games is 3-3 while Rutgers Scarlet Knights o/u is 1-5.
Predicted Score: Wolverines 28 - Scarlet Knights 13.
SJ Computer Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +38 and UNDER 45.
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NJ.com: Moral victory? Please. Rutgers is hopeless against Michigan | Politi's 5 observations
There is a small but vocal group of Rutgers fans who think the team's best path to competing again in college football is to scrap their current offense and run the triple option. My question to them: Are you sure this hasn't happened already?
Well, you wouldn't know it looking at the box score. Rutgers had zero -- ZERO! -- passing yards in the first half against Michigan. But the problem is, the Scarlet Knights are actually trying to throw the ball.
They just can't do it.
The outcome on Saturday night was no surprise: Michigan came to Piscataway, filled HighPoint.
On the Banks: Rutgers hangs with #4 Michigan for a half before falling at home
The #4 Michigan Wolverines waltzed into Piscataway as the only remaining Big Ten team that appeared to control its own destiny. It was quite cold for the fans who got pretty loud after Rutgers came up with a 4th down stop on Michigan's first drive. The Wolverines had gone 62 yards on 12 plays, but RU's defense got the stop when Avery Young crashed down to stuff Karan Higdon.
Michigan had a methodical drive following a three and out by the RU offense. The Wolverines went 59 yards on eight plays and converted a key third and two from the RU three yard line by a nose.
ESPN.com: Patterson throws 3 TDs, No. 4 Michigan beats Rutgers 42-7
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Shea Patterson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon ran for a pair of 1-yard scores and No. 4 Michigan kept its national championship hopes intact with a 42-7 win over Rutgers on Saturday.
The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) have won nine straight and remain in first place in the conference's East Division. They have a final tuneup against Indiana next week at the Big House before closing the regular season at No. 8 Ohio State. Michigan hasn't lost since the season opener against No.
NJ.com: Rutgers vs. Michigan: LIVE score updates, stats (11/10/18), College Football Week 11
Rutgers quarterback Artur Sitkowski, running back Raheem Blackshear and head coach Chris Ash will face Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, running back Karan Higdon and head coach Jim Harbaugh as the Scarlet Knights and Wolverines square off on Saturday, November 10, 2018 (11/10/18) at 2:30 p.m. Central/3:30 p.m. Eastern at HighPoint.com Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, in a Big Ten Conference NCAA football battle.
Check the scoreboard above for the score and click on the stats link for game stats.
Here's what you need to know:
Who: Michigan (8-1 overall, 6-0 Big Ten) at Rutgers (1-8 overall, 0-6 Big Ten).
The Detroit News: Live updates: Michigan vs. Rutgers
Rutgers isn't part of Michigan's "Revenge Tour," but the Wolverines still need to take care of business on Saturday to maintain their championship aspirations. Get live updates throughout the Michigan vs. Rutgers game from Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News.
MICHIGAN VS. RUTGERS
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, HighPoint.com Stadium, Piscataway, N.J.
Records: Michigan 8-1, 6-0 Big Ten; Rutgers 1-8, 0-6
Line: Michigan by 39
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Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Michigan Wolverines (57% consensus). Fourth-ranked Michigan looks to extend its winning streak to nine games when it visits Rutgers on Saturday. The Wolverines routed No. 20 Penn State 42-7 in Week 10 to become the first Big Ten team to knock off three ranked opponents in successive games since Lloyd Carr's 1997 Michigan squad, and the Wolverines hope to stay on course for their first College Football Playoff appearance by downing the Scarlet Knights for the fourth consecutive time... http://bit.ly/2PBS46U
Fansided: Michigan Football: Can Wolverines impress playoff committee vs Rutgers?
When it comes to Michigan football and Rutgers, there are a couple of different goals. One is to win for the Big Ten race. The other is to win for the College Football Playoff race.
What's interesting is that those are completely different things for Michigan football. The Wolverines just have to keep winning to win the Big Ten. However, in order to make the playoffs, winning isn't enough, you have to win impressively, especially against teams like Rutgers.
If you haven't seen Rutgers play, they are easily the worst team in the Big Ten.
Betting Prediction for Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 10, 2018, 3:30 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Michigan will WIN , Cover the Spread .
Coming off consecutive blowout victories over Wisconsin, Michigan State and Penn State, the fourth-ranked Michigan Wolverines (8-1 overall, 6-0 Big Ten) take a dramatic step down in class this week when they visit the Big Ten cellar-dwelling Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-8 overall, 0-6 Big Ten) Saturday afternoon in New Jersey. Michigan pounded the Nittany Lions 42-7 last Saturday in Ann Arbor to finish the toughest three-game stretch on its schedule, outscoring its opponents by an aggregate total of 101-27. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2F4nUZb
Detroit Free Press: Michigan football at Rutgers: Scouting report, prediction
Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh speaks to the media on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Ann Arbor. Nick Baumgardner, Freep
No. 4 Michigan Wolverines at Rutgers Scarlet Knights<strong>Fast facts</strong>
Matchup: No. 4 Michigan (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten) at Rutgers (1-8, 0-6).
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m., Saturday, HighPoint.com Stadium; Piscataway, N.J.
TV/radio: Big Ten Network; WWJ-AM (950), WTKA-AM (1050).
Line: Wolverines by 39
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Out: P Brad Robbins, DB Benjamin St-Juste, DE Luiji Vilain, QB Dylan McCaffrey.
NJ.com: College football TV schedule 2018: What time, TV, channel is Rutgers vs. Michigan (11/10/18)? Livestream, watch online
Rutgers quarterback Artur Sitkowski, running back Raheem Blackshear and head coach Chris Ash will face Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, running back Karan Higdon and head coach Jim Harbaugh as the Scarlet Knights and Wolverines meet on Saturday, November 10, 2018 (11/10/18) at 2:30 p.m. Central/3:30 p.m. Eastern at HighPoint.Com Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, in a Big Ten Conference NCAA football battle.
Here's what you need to know:
Who: Michigan (8-1 overall, 6-0 Big Ten) at Rutgers (1-8 overall, 0-6 Big Ten).
Maize n Brew: What To Watch For: Michigan vs. Rutgers
No. 4 Michigan travels to New Jersey to take on the hapless Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday. The Wolverines are expected to pound the Knights by multiple scores. Here's what you should watch for:<strong>Keep Shea Patterson Healthy</strong>
Maybe I'm taking Rutgers a little too lightly, but this game should be easier than any other on Michigan's schedule. Rutgers is that bad.
The main objective, other than obviously securing the win, should be to keep the starters healthy, especially quarterback Shea Patterson. With backup Dylan McCaffrey out indefinitely, the team lacks depth under center.
Fansided: Michigan Football: 3 reasons the Wolverines will obliterate Rutgers
When Rutgers came into the Big Ten a few years ago, the landscape of the conference was much, much different than it is now. Michigan football had Brady Hoke as its head coach and was years away from being relevant.
And it was against the backdrop that the Michigan football team first went to Piscataway, New Jersey to take on the Scarlet Knights. In that first meeting, the Wolverines lost to the Scarlet Knights, in one of the games that will forever haunt Hoke. To me, that night was the beginning of the end of his head coaching career in Ann Arbor.
NJ.com: Once upon a time, Rutgers actually beat Michigan | Politi
Looking at the box score now, I can't decide which number seems the most impossible.
Maybe it's the big one at the bottom: 53,327. That's how many fans filled HighPoint.com Stadium to see Rutgers play Michigan that night, and unlike what is certain to be an enemy invasion when those two teams meet again this weekend, it was as good a home crowd as this state has ever witnessed for a college football game.
Or, then again, it could be this one: 404. That's the number of passing yards that quarterback Gary Nova had that night.
NJ.com: Should Rutgers fear '78-0' repeat vs. Michigan? Rebuilding Rutgers (PODCAST)
Rutgers will play Michigan this weekend.
It's the first time the Wolverines have been in Piscataway, since, you know.
Whenever the Scarlet Knights play a Jim Harbaugh-coached team for the rest of time, Michigan's 78-0 win in 2016 is going to come up. And with Michigan entering this game at 8-1 and ranked fourth in the country and Rutgers at 1-8, it's understandable if there's concern about another historically ugly score.
But should there be? We discuss that, the 31-17 loss to Wisconsin, Rutgers field hockey and more on the latest edition of the "Rebuilding Rutgers" podcast.
MLive: The path is laid out, but Michigan says it's not overlooking Rutgers
ANN ARBOR -- Things are about to get much easier for the Michigan football team.
After playing three straight ranked opponents, and knocking off each of them, the fifth-ranked Wolverines embark on back-to-back games against two of the worst teams in the Big Ten East.
Combined, Rutgers -- Michigan's opponent on Saturday (3:30 p.m., BTN) -- and Indiana are 1-11 in Big Ten play. The Scarlet Knights (1-8, 0-6 Big Ten) have lost their last eight games.
"It's just one of those things, why change the way you go into each week?," junior linebacker and defensive co-captain Devin Bush, Jr.
Statfox free score prediction: 27 to 13. Total score: 40. Bet the over!
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