Army at Ohio State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Ohio Stadium is the venue for the game between the Army Black Knights and the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio State as 30.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49. The Buckeyes are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0. The Black Knights are 1-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
09/10/17 DB Elijah Riley Academics "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/10/17 WR Jeff Ejekam Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
09/10/17 WR Austin Mack Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/03/17 S Eric Glover-Williams Dismissed has been dismissed
08/23/17 QB Joe Burrow Hand out indefinitely
08/07/17 DT Michael Hill Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Army Black Knights have run for 835 yards as a unit, which ranks 1st in the nation. They've run 113 times, averaging 7.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 8 times for 74 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. They are 22nd in Division 1 in points scored with 85. They have run 123 plays this year for 852 yards, which ranks them 128th in the nation in total offense. The Black Knights average 6.9 yards per play, which is 24th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this season, ranking them 67th overall as an offensive unit. Ahmad Bradshaw has completed 2 throws while attempting 10 passes for a completion percentage of 20%. He has passed for 17 yards this year. He averages 1.7 adjusted yards per throw and 1.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 34.3.
The Black Knights rush defense has given up 55 attempts for 197 yards this season, putting them in 41st place in the country against the run. They have had 8 penalties for 50 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in Division 1. Army is 22nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 23. They have given up a total of 630 yards on D, which is 53rd in the nation. The Black Knights are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 37 throws on 57 attempts against the Army Black Knights defense this season, ranking them 69th and 51st in the country. The Army pass defense has also surrendered a total of 433 yards in the air, which is 71st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 78th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Army Black Knights kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 10 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 94 yards on 3 punts, averaging 31 yards per punt. That ranks them 125th in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 6 kicks for 144 yards on special teams, which puts them 39th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 24 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 996.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes are 64th in Division 1 in points scored with 65. They have run 155 plays this season for 946 yards, which ranks them 54th in the nation in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 6.1 yards per play, which is 50th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 47 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 459 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the country. They've run 85 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buckeyes have been penalized on offense 14 times for 137 yards so far this season, which has them 42nd in the nation in penalties. J.T. Barrett has thrown for 487 yards this season. He has completed 39 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.4. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Ohio State is 79th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 52. They have surrendered a total of 927 yards on D, which is 102nd in Division 1. The Buckeyes are ranked 78th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 69 passes on 103 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, placing them 126th and 125th in the country. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 806 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 64 attempts for 121 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in D-1 against the run. The Buckeyes have committed 8 penalties for 59 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is ranked 72nd in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 7 punt return yards and average 2.3 yards per return, which is 97th in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 106 yards on special teams, ranking 60th in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 35 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,059. The Buckeyes have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 10th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 455 yards on 10 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 27th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Black Knights/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -30.5
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