Indiana vs. Rutgers - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana vs. Rutgers - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-3) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Bloomington)

The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -26 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights haven’t won a road game since October of 2017. McLane Carter is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 368 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Carter and Artur Sitkowski have combined for three touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. Raheem Blackshear and Bo Melton have combined for 566 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Isaiah Washington has six receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 111.4 yards per contest, and Isaih Pacheco leads the way with 340 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 36.2 points and 428.8 yards per game. Tyshon Fogg leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 46 tackles, Elorm Lumor has one sack and Avery Young has one interception.

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The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off a bye and need a win after splitting their last four games. The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last six home games. Michael Penix Jr. is completing 69.6 percent of his passes for 809 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Penix has seven touchdown passes on 136 career pass attempts. Whop Philyor and Donavan Hale have combined for 654 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Peyton Hendershot has 20 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 110.4 yards per contest, and Stevie Scott III leads the way with 281 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 23.6 points and 324.2 yards per game. Reakwon Jones leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 29 tackles, Demarcus Elliott has two sacks and Jaylin Williams has one interception.

The Scarlet Knights are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hoosiers are 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 conference games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Hoosiers last 7 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Scarlet Knights last 11 games overall. 

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have covered six of their last 10 games ATS as a double-digit underdog. The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last 10 games ATS as a double-digit favorite. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging just 5.75 points in their last four games and have scored a combined zero points in their two road games this season. The Indiana Hoosiers have had an extra week to prepare for this contest and are fresh off giving Michigan State all it could handle on the road. Rutgers is back to being Rutgers, while Indiana is an improved team that usually beats teams it's supposed to beat. I don't love this number, but backing Rutgers isn't an option for me. 

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Randy’s Pick Indiana Hoosiers -26

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