A Big Ten battle is on tap between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at noon ET on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Hoosiers are 2-7 overall and 1-3 at home, while Rutgers is 4-5 overall and 2-2 on the road. Indiana has won the last five head-to-head matchups in the all-time series.
The Hoosiers are favored by seven points in the latest Indiana vs. Rutgers odds, and the over-under is set at 42.5. Before entering any Rutgers vs. Indiana picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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- Indiana vs. Rutgers spread: Indiana -7
- Indiana vs. Rutgers over-under: 42.5 points
What you need to know about Indiana
The Hoosiers were thoroughly dominated last Saturday, falling to the Michigan Wolverines by the score of 29-7. Indiana had no semblance of a passing game as QB Donaven McCulley completed just 10-of-24 passes (41.7 percent) for 88 yards. Indiana's lone score came on a one-yard rush from RB Chris Childers, who finished with 34 yards on the day.
It was the fourth time this season that the Hoosiers scored seven or fewer points and they are unsurprisingly 0-4 in those contests. To get more points on the board, expect the team to target tight end Peyton Hendershot early and often. He had a career-high of 106 yards two weeks ago and has scored three TDs in three games versus Rutgers.
What you need to know about Rutgers
The Scarlet Knights were simply not competitive in their loss to Wisconsin last Saturday, falling to the Badgers 52-3. It marked the team's third largest margin of defeat in a Big Ten home game. Four different players attempted at least one pass in the game but none were successful as they combined for zero touchdowns and three interceptions.
All of the various Rutgers QBs have passed for just nine touchdowns on the season with one-third of those going to WR Bo Melton. The fifth-year senior leads the Scarlet Knights in both receptions (43) and receiving yards (473). He's also had previous success against Indiana as Melton had four catches for 48 yards and two scores last year against the Hoosiers.
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