Syracuse Vs. Rutgers betting odds and predictions: Scarlet Knights 7.5-point favorites over Orange

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Rutgers is a 7.5-point favorite against the visiting Orange on Saturday.

For maybe the last time in awhile Saturday the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Syracuse Orange football programs will square off in a Big East Conference showdown at High Point Solutions Stadium. According to the oddsmakers, Rutgers (5-0, 2-0 Big East) will enter as a 7 1/2-point favorite against the visiting Orange (2-3, 1-0).

This is the third time this season Syracuse will enter as the underdog. The Scarlet Knights are 3-2 against the spread. Meanwhile, the over/under sits at 48 points.

As for the match up, Syracuse features an air-it-out offense that likes to spread out the defense and move in a no-huddle style. Its defense is solid up front with some leaks at linebacker and holes in the secondary. Rutgers uses a ground-and-pound offense that is led by senior running back Jawan Jamison and quarterback Gary Nova. Its defense is ranked second in the Big East in total yards allowed per game.

Overall, the Rutgers is 11-30-1 Syracuse all-time including losses in two of the last three meetings. Last season, the Scarlet Knights defeated the Orange, 19-16, in overtime. In '10, Syracuse downed Rutgers in Piscataway, 13-10.

Prediction

There's a chance Rutgers is overlooking a Syracuse squad that features an offense it hasn't seen before this season. This will be a solid test for each side, but in the end points matter and the Orange come away with a solid road victory.

Final score: Syracuse 24, Rutgers 21

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.