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Rutgers at Northwestern 10/16/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Northwestern Wildcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds & Info

Game Northwestern Wildcats vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date & Time Saturday October 16, 2021, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Ryan Field Ryan Field, Evanston, USA
Latest odds
RUT -2 ; O/U 45
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Ryan Field will play host to a week seven matchup between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the northwestern Wildcats on Saturday. Rutgers comes into this game 3-3 on the year riding a three-game losing streak after a 31-13 loss to Michigan State in week six. Defensively Rutgers struggled allowing 588 total yards of offense, while 340 came through the air.

Noah Vedral orchestrated the Rutgers offense completing 15 of 30 passes for 208 yards, while adding 20 yards rushing on 14 carries. Shameen Jones proved to be the primary target for Rutgers with 110 yards on seven catches. Jovani Haskins and Aron Cruickshank added three catches apiece for 90 yards and one touchdown.

The Northwestern Wildcats carry a 2-3 in two weeks 7 following a 56-7 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in week five. The northwestern defense was shredded against Nebraska allowing 427 yards on the ground and 657 yards total. Brandon Joseph and Bryce Gallagher show the only signs of life for the Northwestern defense with 10 tackles each.

Quarterback Ryan Hilinski completed 25 of 39 passes for 256 yards and one touchdown. Stephon Robinson Jr. Led the way for the northwestern receivers with 116 yards and one touchdown on 8 catches, while Malik Washington added three catches for 64 yards.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Rutgers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rutgers' last 9 games.
  • Rutgers are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
  • Northwestern are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games.

Free NCAAF Pick:

Rutgers Scarlet Knights -2

Each of these teams come into this game struggling as each lost in week 6. Rutgers is riding a losing streak but has lost 3 straight games to top 25 opponents. Look for the Scarlet Knights to shine against a lackluster opponent leading to a road win in week 7. Final Score Prediction, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights win 31-21.

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