Rutgers Scarlet Knights versus Iowa St Cyclones Pinstripe Bowl Betting Preview

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Yankee Stadium will be the site when the Rutgers Scarlet Knights out of the Big East conference faces the Iowa St Cyclones from the Big 12 conference in the Pinstripe Bowl on Friday December 30th.

This college football game begins at 3:20PM Eastern Time and national television is provided by ESPN.

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Currently at Oddsmaker the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are -1 ½ point betting favorites with a total of 44 ½ points.

A money line bet on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will return -125 odds.

If you want to bet on the underdog Cyclones on the money line the return is +105 odds for their straight up win.

The playing site is in the Bronx New York and for the 8-4 Rutgers Scarlet Knights this is an advantage as this school is located in nearby New Jersey.

Also a positive for the Scarlet Knights side is their defense as the team is ranked 12th in the nation in scoring defense in college football surrendering just 18.8 points a game.

They own a notable home win against Cincinnati on the year as the Scarlet Knights posted a 20-3 home win in early November.

The club is undecided in their starting quarterback in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Freshman Gary Nova was inserted into the fray this season and completed only 51.4% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.

Sophomore Chas Dodd completed 56.5% of his passes with 9 touchdowns and 7 picks.

Rutgers was horrific in their run game with only 91 yards rushing a game and a 2.6 yards per rush average during the regular season.

Iowa St may be 6-6 but comes from a better conference and owns the better wins on their resume.

The Cyclones own a three point overtime win against Iowa and upset previously undefeated Oklahoma St in a Friday night contest by the score of 37-31 as a +26 ½ point underdog.

They have shown the ability to win on the road with victories at Connecticut and Texas Tech on the year.

Iowa St was also competitive late in the year in their loss to close the regular season at Kansas St.

The trend favors Iowa St in this contest as the Cyclones have covered five of their past six games.

Under center is freshman Jared Barnett who completed 50.7% of his passes with six touchdowns and six picks.

On the ground James White ran for 701 yards and 4.7 yards a carry average.

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