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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football
Since joining the Big Ten in 2014, Rutgers has had only one winning season — its inaugural one, in which it put up a 8-5 record. Last year was par for the course, as head coach Greg Schiano’s first season back on campus led to a 3-6 overall record.
The 2020 season was tough for all college football programs, but it's hard to see a path to much more success in 2021 for the Knights. One of only two teams in the Big Ten without a top-300 recruit joining the program, sportsbooks have their odds at winning the conference a very long 50-to-1.
See all of the Scarlet Knights' above, as well as their full schedule, against-the-spread (ATS) performance, key injuries, team trends, depth charts and more.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Point Spreads
Surprisingly, betting on the Scarlet Knights against-the-spread was actually a profitable venture last season, with a 5-4 ATS record. For a team to win against the spread, they just need to win by more or lose by less (for favorites and underdogs, respectively) than sportsbooks had predicted.
A Rutgers spread might look like this:
- Rutgers +11 (-110)
- Michigan -11 (-110)
With Rutgers losing, 42-48 — a margin of only six points — it covered the spread while losing the game. Of course, if it had won that would also be a cover. The favored Wolverines would need to win by at least 12 for spread bets on them to win.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Over/Unders
Over bettors also won five out of nine Rutgers games last season. The over is one part of a totals bet, also called an over/under, that involves betting on how many points will be scored in a game. You can bet on either team or the game as a whole.
Say the total for the Rutgers game against Michigan was set at 52 points. The final score last year ended up 48-42, an extremely comfortable win for the over. For unders to win, both teams would’ve needed to combine for 51 or fewer points. Whether you bet on team totals or the game total, which team wins doesn’t matter — just the amount of scoring.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Moneylines
You might think betting on Scarlet Knights moneylines would be a surefire way to burn through your hard-earned cash given that moneylines are just bets on who wins a game, but it’s not that simple. Since Rutgers was such a heavy underdog in many games last year, books were willing to pay out far more on Rutgers winning than its opponents, making the Scarlet Knights slightly profitable if you bet them each game.
As an example, Rutgers was a +360 underdog against Purdue, but it won the game, so a $100 bet profited $360. If it had been a -360 favorite, that $100 bet would profit about $28.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Props
If you want to follow your favorite Scarlet Knights players but don’t have a lean on how the whole game will go, player props are for you. These are bets on individual player performances for the game, typically in an over/under fashion. For example, you could bet over or under on QB Jovani Haskins' passing yards, completions, touchdowns or interceptions.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Futures
If you want to take the 50-to-1 odds on the Scarlet Knights winning the Big Ten in 2021, that’s called a futures bet. Futures are just what we call any kind of bet on whole season outcomes.
Other than conference champion odds, you could bet over or under on the Knights' number of wins for the season or bet on certain players to win various awards.