Rutgers plays underdog to Indiana

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are once again underdogs this week. This time, against a two-win Indiana Hoosiers team coming off a 29-7 loss to No. 8 Michigan.

ESPN FPI had Rutgers as a near split with Indiana prior to the demolition derby that was their game against Wisconsin this past weekend. However, they are now giving the Scarlet Knights a 33.8% chance in this matchup. FPI has Rutgers favored in only one of their remaining three games, which does not bode well for their bowl game hopes.

Rutgers is a 6.5 point underdog against the Hoosiers. Indiana has had a rough go of it this season, but are still favored to beat the Scarlet Knights by a tad more than a touchdown. It is surprising that the line is this large, given Rutgers’ ability to contain mediocre offenses like Indiana’s. Even more so considering Indiana is the only team in the Big Ten without a conference victory so far this season. The Scarlet Knights would like to keep it that way.

Rutgers will need to control the pace and dominate in the running game in order to have a chance at reversing their fortunes. After snapping a four game skid just to get blown out by the Badgers, and only being favored by ESPN FPI in one remaining game, Rutgers fans will be hoping they steal one this week in order to get one step closer to their bowl goals.

All Betting Lines are Courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook

The Scarlet Knights are 5-4 ATS and 4-5 O/U this season.

  • Money line: Indiana -300 (bet $300 to win $100) Rutgers +230 (bet $100 to win $230)

  • Against the spread (ATS): Indiana -6.5 (-125) Rutgers +6.5 (-100)

  • Over/Under (O/U): 42.5 (O: -108 U: -112)

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