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RUTGERS (9-1) AT PITTSBURGH (4-6) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/U/PRYPYTYRYPYTY
163: RUTGERS
164: PITTSBURGH
43.5
-1.5
24.6 / 12.4
27.5 / 21.7
9-1
4-6
7-3-0
6-4-0
3-6-0
4-4-0
140.7
139.5
214.1
271.8
354.8
411.3
108.0
149.1
204.6
209.5
312.6
358.6
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
RUTGERS  
PITTSBURGH-3 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
RUTGERS - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
when the line is +3 to -30-04-520-210-01-811-150-05-424-18
in all games7-319-16111-1153-613-1945-569-122-13108-135
off a win against a conference rival3-15-422-203-15-417-143-17-224-21
after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins5-17-624-243-35-816-225-18-529-23
when playing against a team with a losing record3-04-634-311-24-611-173-05-537-30
in weeks 10 through 132-06-431-320-24-615-142-05-522-43
in all lined games7-319-16111-1153-613-1945-569-122-1396-133
as an underdog3-011-775-721-28-1021-273-08-1035-112
as a road underdog of 3 points or less0-01-15-30-00-21-50-01-15-3
in road games4-18-653-512-37-720-235-07-734-71
in road lined games4-18-653-512-37-720-235-07-734-71
in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 452-03-07-41-12-15-62-02-17-4
in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 493-15-414-111-35-410-154-05-415-10
against conference opponents5-012-765-781-49-1033-275-010-947-96
when playing on a Saturday6-314-1391-983-510-1629-428-117-1087-118
when playing with 6 or less days rest4-210-976-722-37-1120-335-112-766-90
after playing a conference game3-19-870-613-110-730-283-19-859-82
in games played on a grass field2-012-1082-821-18-1233-412-012-1084-97
in November games2-06-432-350-24-616-152-05-523-46

PITTSBURGH - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992CurrentLast 3   Since 1992
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
when the line is +3 to -31-16-322-231-16-421-150-25-522-24
in all games6-420-14113-1194-415-1870-824-618-18120-129
after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses2-04-028-321-13-114-142-04-026-35
when playing against a team with a winning record1-19-456-492-06-738-440-26-745-62
in weeks 10 through 131-15-327-331-13-518-220-22-625-37
in all lined games6-420-14113-1194-415-1870-824-618-18108-128
as a favorite3-212-1053-581-29-1037-383-215-778-34
as a home favorite of 3 points or less0-00-11-60-01-05-20-00-12-5
in home games3-211-859-583-010-637-373-212-776-56
in home lined games3-211-859-583-010-637-373-212-764-55
in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 451-02-05-61-02-07-41-02-05-6
in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 492-05-317-182-06-218-172-06-222-13
against conference opponents2-313-670-702-39-1041-501-410-966-76
when playing on a Saturday5-216-992-994-110-1353-614-316-10104-103
when playing with 2 weeks or more of rest0-01-118-200-00-28-160-01-113-25
after playing a conference game3-112-673-613-17-1140-492-29-966-72
after a bye week1-04-323-250-12-512-200-12-515-33
in games played on a grass field4-314-1255-584-114-1137-453-414-1459-59
in November games1-15-330-351-13-519-250-22-628-39
off a loss against a conference rival2-16-233-392-13-519-232-16-235-38
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
RUTGERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games9-1+6.37-33-624.68.3354.8(5.6)1.612.46.7312.6(4.8)2.7
Road Games5-0+9.34-12-325.46.8409.8(6.1)1.212.85.8324.6(5.4)2.4
Last 3 Games2-1-2.92-11-220.38.0360.3(5.8)3.315.09.3344.3(4.8)2.3
Grass Games2-0+3.52-01-129.01.5397.5(5.6)1.511.58.0264.0(4.4)3.5
Conference Games5-0+7.65-01-422.04.6346.4(5.2)1.28.85.2306.2(4.9)3.6
RUTGERS - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)24.68.317.931:1935-141(4)17-2960.8%214(7.5)64-355(5.6)(14.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.27.51420.430:5938-165(4.3)18-3159.7%230(7.5)69-395(5.7)(14.4)
Offense Road Games25.46.819.834:1039-160(4.1)17-2960.0%250(8.6)68-410(6.1)(16.1)
Defense (All Games)12.46.717.228:3935-108(3.1)17-3054.6%205(6.7)65-313(4.8)(25.2)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.911.419.530:5040-168(4.2)16-2956.9%199(6.9)69-367(5.4)(16)
Defense Road Games12.85.815.425:5027-77(2.9)19-3456.0%248(7.4)60-325(5.4)(25.4)

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games4-6-15.86-44-427.514.3411.3(6.2)0.721.711.1358.6(5.3)1.5
Home Games3-2-123-23-037.822.0488.0(7.2)0.822.08.8323.2(5.3)1.8
Last 3 Games1-2-1.82-12-130.013.7395.3(6.4)0.023.312.3397.0(5)2.0
Grass Games3-4-14.84-34-133.117.1442.6(6.7)0.623.310.6354.7(5.2)1.9
Conference Games1-4-3.82-32-324.412.4403.8(5.9)0.626.815.8379.6(6)0.8
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)27.514.320.129:5937-139(3.8)20-3067.6%272(9.1)67-411(6.2)(15)
Opponents Defensive Avg.25.21319.129:1236-151(4.2)18-3059.6%234(7.7)67-385(5.8)(15.3)
Offense Home Games37.822.022.830:2438-183(4.8)21-3071.1%305(10.2)68-488(7.2)(12.9)
Defense (All Games)21.711.120.230:0137-149(4.1)18-3158.2%209(6.7)68-359(5.3)(16.5)
Opponents Offensive Avg.24.212.119.731:4739-159(4.1)17-2958.7%210(7.3)68-369(5.5)(15.3)
Defense Home Games22.08.817.629:3634-116(3.4)15-2658.3%207(7.8)61-323(5.3)(14.7)
Average power rating of opponents played: RUTGERS 28.5,  PITTSBURGH 29.8
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
RUTGERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
10/6/2012CONNECTICUT19-3W-7.5W40U35-12318-27-157128-5314-33-1915
10/13/2012SYRACUSE23-15W-6.5W50.5U36-8514-23-152032-6225-42-3564
10/20/2012@ TEMPLE35-10W-3.5W44.5O30-13917-27-232242-1198-17-723
10/27/2012KENT ST23-35L-13.5L46O20-9625-46-313750-22415-22-1312
11/10/2012ARMY28-7W-17W53.5U34-11315-18-139168-2827-17-553
11/17/2012@ CINCINNATI10-3W6.5W47.5U47-23411-20-186228-9017-31-2512
11/24/2012@ PITTSBURGH            
11/29/2012LOUISVILLE            

PITTSBURGH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
10/5/2012@ SYRACUSE13-14L2W59U37-2725-33-319133-12019-31-1851
10/13/2012LOUISVILLE35-45L2L50O34-9328-37-287031-15617-27-3040
10/20/2012@ BUFFALO20-6W-9.5W52U42-1269-17-128039-16923-42-1651
10/27/2012TEMPLE47-17W-6.5W47.5O36-20720-28-321040-12918-28-1952
11/3/2012@ NOTRE DAME26-29L16.5W47.5O33-14419-29-164051-23129-53-2913
11/9/2012@ CONNECTICUT17-24L-3.5L43.5U25-4819-34-302042-13219-25-2131
11/24/2012RUTGERS            
12/1/2012@ S FLORIDA            
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1992
RUTGERS is 11-9 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1992
PITTSBURGH is 12-8 straight up against RUTGERS since 1992
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 against the spread versus RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 straight up against RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1992
RUTGERS is 5-4 against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1992
PITTSBURGH is 6-3 straight up against RUTGERS since 1992
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 against the spread versus RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 straight up against RUTGERS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

 RushingPassingTurnoversPenalties
DateTeamsScoreLineResultHalfFDTOPATT-YDSCMP-ATTYDSFLINTPEN-YDS
10/8/2011PITTSBURGH10-6.5 Under31325:0335-14016-33131049-54
 RUTGERS3452SU ATS61434:5742-9711-24174106-35
10/23/2010RUTGERS2146.5 Over141226:1636-9510-22108114-50
 PITTSBURGH41-13SU ATS142433:4439-20622-28307114-20
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring RUTGERS in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in RUTGERS games 46% of the time since 1992. (92-108)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in RUTGERS games 48.3% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (14-15)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 55.8% of the time since 1992. (115-91)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 58.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (17-12)
No Edge.
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in RUTGERS games 54.1% of the time since 1992. (46-39)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in RUTGERS games 53.6% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-13)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 51.9% of the time since 1992. (70-65)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 56.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (17-13)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
RUTGERS
[DE] 09/07/2012 - Max Issaka out indefinitely ( Personal )
[FB] 09/25/2012 - Michael Burton out for season ( Leg )
[DL] 10/03/2012 - Isaac Holmes out for season ( Wrist )
[DT] 10/17/2012 - Al Page out for season ( Leg )
[K] 11/24/2012 - Kyle Federico is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U ( Hip )
[DL] 10/24/2012 - Daryl Stephenson out indefinitely ( Foot )
[OG] 11/22/2012 - Andre Civil is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U ( Ankle )
[RB] 11/21/2012 - Jawan Jamison probable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U ( Ankle )
PITTSBURGH
No significant injuries.
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