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2021 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Betting Predictions

June 21, 2021
by Joe Williams

2021 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Scarlet Knights kicked off the 2020 season with a stunning 38-27 win at Michigan State, and they also picked up road wins at Purdue and Maryland. With three road victories in nine games, you'd think we'd be talking about a bowl season for the Scarlet Knights. But they went 0-5 at home, including a thrilling 3OT loss against Michigan on Nov. 21.

Rutgers managed just three victories from 2016 through 2019, but head coach Greg Schiano was back as the head coach in 2020, and they equaled that number just last season. Now, can they improve and become a force like Schiano's first tour of duty in Piscataway?

Rutgers managed an impressive 26.7 PPG last season, and QB Noah Vedral showed some signs of life. RB Isaiah Pacheco and WR Bo Melton give the Scarlet Knights a trio of respectable skill position players. WR Brandon Sanders is a transfer to watch, and true freshman RB Al-Shadee Salaam could make a splash.

On the defensive side of the ball, Rutgers was able to force 19 turnovers in just nine games, but defensive coordinator Robb Smith will still have his hands full getting the Scarlet Knights out of the bottom of the league defensively.

The Scarlet Knights could get off to a quick start with winnable games against Temple, at Syracuse and against FCS Delaware. Reality sets in Sept. 25 when the Scarlet Knights travels to Michigan to open conference play, and then Ohio State comes to town Oct. 2. Realistically, this is likely going to be a four-win team, but five wins certainly is possible. With an upset, a bowl appearance is an outside shot, but the defense really needs to improve, and the offensive line play must be improved, too.

2021 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule

  • 09/02/2021 - vs. Temple
  • 09/11/2021 - at Syracuse
  • 09/18/2021 - vs. Delaware
  • 09/25/2021 - at Michigan
  • 10/02/2021 - vs. Ohio State
  • 10/09/2021 - vs. Michigan State
  • 10/16/2021 - at Northwestern
  • 10/30/2021 - at Illinois
  • 11/06/2021 - vs. Wisconsin
  • 11/13/2021 - at Indiana
  • 11/20/2021 - at Penn State
  • 11/27/2021 - vs. Maryland

Win Total Odds

  • TBD


Rutgers Odds to win 2021 Big 10 Championship


Rutgers will simply be looking to get out of the basement in the East Division and qualify for a bowl berth. This isn't a championship caliber team.

Big Ten Conference Betting Odds

Rutgers Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +100000

Ok, Rutgers and national championship might belong in the same sentence when referring to women's basketball, but football? C'mon, man. Pass on these odds.

2020 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Results

  • 10/24/2020 - Rutgers 38 (+9.5) at Michigan State 27 - Over, 45
  • 10/31/2020 - Indiana 37 (-11.5) at Rutgers 21 - Over, 54
  • 11/07/2020 - Rutgers 27 (+37.5) at Ohio State 49 - Over, 63
  • 11/14/2020 - Illinois 23 (+5.5) at Rutgers 20 - Under, 51.5
  • 11/21/2020 - Michigan 48 at Rutgers 42 (+12) - Over, 52
  • 11/28/2020 - Rutgers 37 (+12.5) at Purdue 30 - Over, 61
  • 12/05/2020 - Penn State 23 (-13) at Rutgers 7 - Under, 51
  • 12/12/2020 - Rutgers 27 (+3) at Maryland 24 - Under, 54.5
  • 12/18/2020 - Nebraska 28 (-6.5) at Rutgers 21 - Under, 52
  • SU: 3-6
  • ATS: 5-4
  • O/U: 5-4
  • ATS-Home: 1-4
  • ATS-Road: 4-0
  • ATS-Favorite: 0-1
  • ATS-Underdog: 5-3

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