Rutgers-Michigan Spread Moving After Scarlet Knights Suspend 2 CBs
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Two key Rutgers cornerbacks have been suspended from the football team after they were charged in an incident in which three people were struck by paintballs fired from a passing vehicle.
Coach Greg Schiano took the action Tuesday, shortly after defensive backs Malachi “Max” Melton and Chris Long were each charged with three counts of aggravated assault and a weapons count. The charges stem from an incident Monday night in the area of the school’s Livingston Campus in Piscataway. It’s not known if either player has retained an attorney.
Rutgers was +18.5 at FanDuel for Saturday’s game against Michigan, but moved up to +20.5 around the market following the news.
Melton has recorded two interceptions — including one he returned for a 46-yard touchdown against Temple — and a blocked punt in three games this season. Long has seen time on special teams in all three games this season and played in two games last season.
The total for Saturday’s contest is 50.5
Michigan’s off to a red-hot start, winning its first three games against the spread. It covered the ‘over’ itself last weekend, trouncing Northern Illinois 63-10.
The Scarlet Knights are riding a perfect 6-0 run against the spread on the road. They’ve also covered five straight when getting points away from home.
The Wolverines, meanwhile, have been a terrible bet against conference foes, dropping five straight against the spread.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.