Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9-3-23 NCAAF Prediction, Odds, and Tips

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9/3/23 – On Sunday, those searching for top NCAAF picks will witness an exciting matchup between Northwestern Wildcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights that promises an action-packed matchup at SHI Stadium and CBS broadcast, providing football enthusiasts with an exciting matchup full of odds, trends, and team performances that embodies college football’s essence.

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Date & Time: Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

Location: SHI Stadium


Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9/3/23 Betting Odds

Northwestern+200+6.5 (-110)39.5 over (-110)
Rutgers -240-6.5 (-110)39.5 under (-110)

Northwestern Wildcats Analysis

At first glance, Northwestern Wildcats are embarking on their offensive campaign under Ryan Hilinski as the focal point. Hilinski made an immediate, impactful statement with 1,644 passing yards at an impressive 55.8% completion rate in this game alone, showing his dominance in the passing game as an integral decision-maker and play-initiator for the Wildcats. Cam Porter has emerged as a standout in the rushing department, amassing 286 yards at an average of 3.3 yards per carry and contributing consistently and forwarding the ball, making him an invaluable asset. Donny Navarro III also excelled on offense by collecting 237 yards on 31 receptions, averaging 7.6 yards per reception, proving his ability to generate significant yardage.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Analysis

Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Evan Simon plays an essential role in overseeing their offensive strategies, amassing over 777 passing yards with an impressive completion rate of 57%. Kyle Monangai’s ability to distribute the ball and execute offensive plays is essential to the Scarlet Knights’ gameplay. Monangai has become an instrumental figure on the rushing front, amassing 445 yards on average per carry for 445 total rushing yards accumulated over his tenure as Scarlet Knight. Monangai’s consistently gaining yardage and moving the chains adds depth to the Scarlet Knights’ offensive arsenal. Shameen Jones leads their receiving corps, amassing 252 yards on 16 receptions with an average gain of 15.8 yards per catch, showcasing his talent for producing significant gains.

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Against the Spread

Northwestern Wildcats have struggled to cover the spread in recent games, going 6-12 ATS over their last 18 contests. These struggles also extend to their straight-up record, suffering 10 straight losses on SU. Their road struggles are evident, with an 0-11 record in 11 away games against Big Ten conference opponents. Furthermore, there has been a trend toward lower scoring games against East Division division opponents over this same timeframe; additionally, they found September an especially tough month for covering spread performance, going 1-6 ATS over their 7 September games.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights have their trends and recent performances to consider, too. While their ATS performance is less than stellar (covering just 1 of their last 5 games), their straight-up record also presents difficulties, as evidenced by 5 consecutive losses. Their performance has been less than ideal at home, with only two wins against Big Ten conference opponents and 10 losses in their last 11 matchups. West Division opponents tend to favor low-scoring games. Their performance in September and week 1 games has been relatively strong, with an 8-2 ATS mark over their last 8 September contests and 5 consecutive winnable week 1 games.

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Free Pick

Drawing upon the comprehensive analysis of odds, trends, and team performances, the following predictions and picks are suggested:

Moneyline: Rutgers -240

Rutgers Scarlet Knights appear poised for victory against Northwestern Wildcats, given their recent struggles and performance against them. Although moneyline odds may not offer significant value, this matchup gives both teams an excellent opportunity for straight-up victories.

Spread: Rutgers -6.5 (-110)

Rutgers Scarlet Knights can use a manageable point spread and cover it to their advantage, especially against conference opponents and on the road. Rutgers could benefit from an adverse Wildcats performance in terms of road travel against conference opponents that allow Rutgers Scarlet Knights’ strength on defense to show.


Given both teams’ tendency for low-scoring games and potential defensive battles, the total may remain below the set line. A lower-scoring contest fits with this data at hand.

Prediction: 14-24 Rutgers Scarlet Knights win

As Northwestern Wildcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights prepare to meet on September 3, 2023, analysis, trends, and predictions provide invaluable information for making informed decisions. Fans and bettors alike can look forward to an engaging contest that captures the spirit of college football competition. Those looking for top betting sites in Canada to wager on this exciting matchup should look no further; this game provides the ideal chance to fully immerse themselves in college football betting excitement.