Indiana at Penn State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Penn State Nittany Lions host the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 18 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 59.5. The Nittany Lions have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-1-1 against the spread. The Hoosiers have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0.
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Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Indiana Hoosiers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-1-1 against the spread
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
09/24/17 DB A'Shon Riggins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/24/17 WR Donavan Hale Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/24/17 DB Marcelino Ball Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/24/17 RB Mike Majette Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/24/17 DB Rashard Fant Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/24/17 QB Richard Lagow Leg probable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/24/17 OL Simon Stepaniak Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/04/17 WR Nick Westbrook Knee out for season
08/28/17 QB Austin King Transferred has left team
08/28/17 DL Omari Stringer Illness out for season
08/01/17 DL Nile Sykes Undisclosed out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
09/24/17 DE Torrence Brown Knee "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indiana Hoosiers have run for 420 yards as a team, which ranks 107th in college football. They've run 115 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hoosiers have been penalized on offense 17 times for 141 yards so far this season, which has them 106th in the country in penalties. They are 70th in the nation in points scored with 107. They have run 235 plays this season for 1,222 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The Hoosiers average 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 65 1st downs this year, placing them 104th overall as an offensive unit. Richard Lagow averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 51 passes on 88 attempts for a completion percentage of 58%. His quarterback rating this year is 120. He has thrown for 564 yards this season.
The Hoosiers rush defense has allowed 130 attempts for 589 yards this year, putting them in 78th place in D-1 against the run. Indiana has committed 23 penalties for 184 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 54th in college football. They are 58th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 83. They have surrendered a total of 1,285 yards on D, which is 48th in the country. The Hoosiers are ranked 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 66 passes on 117 attempts against the Indiana Hoosiers defense this season, placing them 55th and 54th in Division 1. The Indiana pass defense has also given up a total of 696 yards through the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Indiana Hoosiers have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 89th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Indiana Hoosiers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 971 yards on 23 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average. Indiana is ranked 50th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 183 punt return yards and average 26.1 yards per return, which is 2nd in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 205 yards on special teams, ranking 63rd in kick return yardage. The Hoosiers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,610.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions are 17th in the country in points scored with 162. They have run 268 plays this year for 1,988 yards, which ranks them 26th in Division 1 in total offense. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 7.4 yards per play, which is 9th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this season, ranking them 39th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Penn State has run for 858 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in college football. They've run 132 times, averaging 6.5 yards per rush as a unit. Penn State has been penalized on offense 19 times for 195 yards so far this year, which has them 96th in the country in penalties. Trace McSorley has passed for 1,037 yards this year. He's completed 82 throws while attempting 124 passes for a completion percentage of 66.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 158.2. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt.
Penn State is 4th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 33. They have given up a total of 1,094 yards on D, which is 27th in D-1. The Nittany Lions are 9th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opponent offenses have completed 69 throws on 124 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, ranking them 58th and 70th in the nation. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 634 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 151 attempts for 460 yards this season, putting them in 43rd place in the country against the run. The Nittany Lions have had 21 penalties for 189 yards on defense this year. That places them 59th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Penn State is 3rd in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 219 punt return yards and average 16.8 yards per return, which is 11th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 180 yards on special teams, which puts them 77th in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 23 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,387. The Nittany Lions have tried 8 field goals this year and made 4, which is 60th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Penn State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 699 yards on 16 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 41st in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hoosiers +18
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