Rutgers Among Big Ten Teams Worst At Home

Rutgers Among Big Ten Teams Worst At Home
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It’s been close to a decade since the Rutgers Scarlet Knights absconded from the Big East for the blinding lights of the Big Ten, with little success to show for their gridiron exploits.  

In the school’s first nine seasons on the gridirons of the Big Ten, Rutgers has posted one winning season (going 8-5 in 2014), with five or fewer wins in eight straight seasons. Not the best news for Rutgers fans on the New York sports betting scene.

Given that lack of on-field success, it’s likely of little surprise to find the Greg Schiano-coached program near the bottom of the Big Ten in home success (both moneyline and against the spread) over the last half-decade.  

Best Big Ten Football Home Teams To Bet On

Using, found each Big Ten’s football win-loss record (ML) since 2018 at their home stadium and against the spread (ATS) record since 2018 at their home stadium. Once gathering their records, the Big Ten football teams were ranked from 1 to 14 based on each category. The teams were then ranked by their average in the two categories. 

Rank, Team Home ML Home ATS Avg. Rank
1. Michigan 28-4 (2nd) 19-12-1 (1st) 1.5
2. Ohio State 30-2 (1st) 18-13-1 (3rd) 2.0
T3. Penn State 25-8 (3rd) 17-15-1 (5th) 4.0
T3. Minnesota 21-10 (6th) 18-12-1 (2nd) 4.0
5. Iowa 24-8 (4th) 16-15-1 (7th) 5.5
6. Maryland 15-13 (8th) 15-13 (4th) 6.0
7. Wisconsin 23-8 (5th) 13-18 (T11th) 8.0
8. Illinois 14-16 (11th) 15-14-1 (6th) 8.5
9. Indiana 14-15 (10th) 14-15 (8th) 9.0
10. Purdue 15-15 (9th) 13-17 (10th) 9.5
11. Michigan State 19-12 (7th) 9-20-2 (14th) 10.5
T12. Nebraska 13-18 (12th) 13-18 (T11th) 11.5
T12. Rutgers 7-24 (14th) 14-17 (9th) 11.5
14. Northwestern 12-18 (13th) 11-17-2 (13th) 13.0

This information should assist with any future decisions on NY sports betting apps.

Rutgers Among Big Ten’s Worst Home Teams

Since 2018, the Scarlet Knights have posted the conference’s worst moneyline home record (7-24) and the ninth-best ATS mark, at 14-17.  

Overall, Rutgers’ average rank of 11.5 since 2018 ranks in a tie for 12th out of 14 teams, alongside Nebraska, and ahead of Northwestern leaguewide.  

The Scarlet Knights wound up finishing behind No. 10 Purdue (average rank of 9.5) and No. 11 Michigan State (average rank of 10.5), while the top end of the Big Ten featured national brands like Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State.  

This fall, oddsmakers at BetMGM Sportsbook New York list Rutgers at +20000 to win the Big Ten, ranking 12th (ahead of Northwestern and Indiana at +25000), with a preseason win total over/under of 4.5.  

Schiano and the Scarlet Knights will look to get off to a good start in righting the ship in Piscataway against the Wildcats at home on Sept. 2, before playing Temple and Virginia Tech at home on Sept. 9 and 16.  

From there, Rutgers will square off against Wagner, Michigan State, Ohio State and Maryland at home, with an eye on flipping the script and winning at least six games for the first time in nearly a decade this fall.  



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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