Rutgers vs Indiana Picks, College Football Predictions & Free Bets
We have Rutgers vs Indiana Picks, College Football Predictions & Free Bets for the game on Saturday, Oct. 12.
It’s a Big 10 battle in Indiana as two teams going in opposite directions will be looking to get back into the win column.
Indiana is 3-2 this season while Rutgers limps in 1-4 and on a four-game losing skid.
Kickoff will be at 12 P.M. EST on Saturday, October 12. The current betting odds have the Hoosiers as 24-point favorite.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Form
Rutgers fired head coach Chris Ash and offensive coordinator John McNulty following a 52-0 loss to Michigan on Sept. 28 that dropped the team to 1-3 for the season.
Ash went 8–32 in his time at Rutgers, and the school had to pay $9 million to buy him out.
Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile, who was coaching high school football three years ago, took over as interim head coach and in his first game at the helm things didn’t exactly get much better for the Scarlet Knights as they got run over by Maryland, 55-14, as a 14-point home dog.
Since beating lowly UMass, 48-21, in the season opener, Rutgers has lost four straight, getting shut out twice while being outscored by 160-23.
Over the last three seasons, Rutgers is just 6-23 straight up, but has managed to go 16-13 against the spread in those games. However it has not covered the spread in its last four losses.
Indiana Hoosiers Form
The Hoosiers are 3-2 this season, but those two losses came against Big 10 powers Michigan State and Ohio State.
The 51-10 setback to the Buckeyes can be excused since Ohio State has destroyed every team on its schedule. Indiana’s 40-31 loss to Michigan State on Sept. 28 was something the team can certainly build on, considering it was a 14-point road underdog.
In their three wins, the Hoosiers have taken care of business against inferior foes, pounding Connecticut, Eastern Illinois and Ball State by a combined 124-27 while going 2-1 against the spread.
With an offense averaging 33 points per game, Indiana can be dangerous, but turnovers have hampered the team all season.
Indiana has coughed the ball up 10 times while the defense has only forced five takeaways.
Rutgers vs Indiana Head-to-Head
Indiana has won two of the last three meetings, but is just 1-2 against the spread in those games.
Rutgers played the Hoosiers tough last year as a 14-point home dog, losing 24-17.
However, the last time these teams met in Indiana, the Hoosiers rolled to a 41-0 shutout as a 12-point chalk.
Rutgers vs Indiana Trends
- Indiana are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs a team with a losing record.
- Indiana are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs a team with a losing record.
- Rutgers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Rutgers vs Indiana Picks
Not only is Rutgers in disarray both on and off the field with a four-game losing streak and an interim head coach, but it was announced on Monday that starting QB McLane Carter will likely miss the remainder of the season with a concussion.
Having said that, we don’t mind laying the big number with the Hoosiers. They had last week off to recover from that near-upset win over Michigan State and have gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games after a bye.
Rutgers vs. Indiana Picks: Indiana -24 @ 5Dimes