Check out the Rutgers vs. Michigan State fearless prediction and game preview.
Rutgers (2-7) vs. Michigan State (2-7) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
There have been some crazy shockers going on in the world recently, but none coming from further out of left field than the idea that Michigan State would be playing Rutgers looking to avoid being considered the worst team in the Big Ten.
At least Purdue has a conference win over Illinois.
Rutgers and Michigan State are each looking for their first Big Ten victory in respectively lost seasons. Just when it seems like each one’s year couldn’t get any worse, it does.
The Spartans are all banged up – like most teams are at this time of year – with an offense that can’t score, and a defense that has a puzzling inability to come up with a meaningful stop.
Losers of seven straight, MSU battled Michigan well, and then it came back and loss to Illinois – you don’t lose to Illinois.
But here’s the insane part about all of this – because it’s Michigan State, would you be totally shocked if it roared back to beat Ohio State and Penn State after dispatching of Rutgers?
Yeah – Michigan State just isn’t playing well.
The secondary is beaten up and bruised, but Rutgers has one of the nation’s worst passing games, and it’s not going to start rolling now.
The Scarlet Knights have at least been more competitive, pushing Minnesota and playing well against Indiana last week. The team has improved after a miserable first four games of the Big Ten season, and it’s overdue for something positive to break through.
The line play has been awful, and the run defense has been a disaster – at least up until the loss to Indiana – and the offense hasn’t been able to pick up the slack. The one thing Michigan State has been able to do reasonably well is run, and it’ll do that just enough to get by.
While the Spartans haven’t shown anything so far when it comes to doing anything right for a full sixty minutes, they should be able to grind things out just enough to finally come up with a win again.
Rutgers vs. Michigan State Prediction
Michigan State 27, Rutgers 23
Michigan State -14.5, o/u: 56
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 4
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 2
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s 100%, so you’re supposed to see it or else.