Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 23.5 point favorites. This season the Buckeyes are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Spartans have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread.
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J.T. Barrett finished with 290 yards through the air for Ohio State last week. He completed 26 passes out of 38 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Buckeyes were led in rushing by Demario McCall, who finished with 73 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Curtis Samuel was the team leader in receiving with a total of 137 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ohio State got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 86 total plays for 590 yards for the game. The Buckeyes ran for 238 yards on 42 attempts.
Tyler O'Connor finished with 265 yards passing for Michigan State last week. He went 23 for 35, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Spartans were led on the ground by Gerald Holmes, who finished with 78 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. R.J. Shelton led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Michigan State had 28 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 90 total plays for 490 yards for the contest. The Spartans ran for 175 yards on 43 carries as a team.
Ohio State scores 46.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 2nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.1 passes on 32.2 attempts for a 65.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 244.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 53rd in college football. The Buckeyes run for an average of 267 yards per game on 46.5 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 10th in the nation. They also run 78.7 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 511.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall this season. The Buckeyes average 26.4 first downs per game which ranks them 6th in the country. They accumulate 54 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 69th in the nation.
Ohio State allows 162.8 passing yards per game, ranking 5th in D-1, and they allow 12.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 14.1 completions on 30.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 45.9. The Buckeyes allow 116 rushing yards per game on 35 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 18th in the country. Ohio State allows 278.8 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 4th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.1 penalties for 35.7 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among D-1 teams.
Michigan State averages 26.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 84th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.8 passes per game on 30.3 attempts for a 58.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 230.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 69th in Division 1. The Spartans run for an average of 175.6 yards per game on 39.4 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 66th on the ground. They also run 69.7 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 406.3 yards per game, ranking them 69th in the country on offense. The Spartans get an average of 20.7 first downs per game, which ranks 75th in the nation. They average 64.1 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 23rd in college football.
Michigan State allows an average of 200.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 30th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 61st in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 28.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4 per game. The Spartans allow 160.3 rushing yards per contest on 38.2 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 57th in the country. Michigan State allows 360.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 31st in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 4.5 penalties for 40.8 yards in each contest, ranking 11th in the nation.
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Ohio State has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/31/16 OL Malcom Pridgeon Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/26/16 OL Isiah Prince Knee out for season
09/30/16 OL Demetrius Knox Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/26/16 WR K.J. Hill Ankle expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/24/16 LB Justin Hilliard Undisclosed out for season
09/05/16 DL Tracy Sprinkle Leg out for season
08/31/16 DB Cam Burrows Foot out for season
08/29/16 QB Torrence Gibson Suspension out for season
08/19/16 DL Darius Slade Achilles out for season
11/13/16 DE Auston Robertson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/13/16 FB Prescott Line Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/13/16 OL Thiyo Lukusa Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/13/16 CB Tyson Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/07/16 CB Vayante Copeland Foot out for season
10/31/16 QB Brian Lewerke Leg out for season
10/07/16 DE Mufi Hunt Knee out indefinitely
10/04/16 DT Raequan Williams Shoulder out indefinitely
09/27/16 LB Jon Reschke Ankle out indefinitely
09/01/16 DT Enoch Smith Jr. Personal left the team
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State +23.5
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