Iowa at Michigan State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Spartan Stadium is the venue for the game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5. The Spartans are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0. The Hawkeyes are 2-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-3-0.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
09/18/17 RB James Butler Elbow expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/13/17 OL Ike Boettger Achilles out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
09/24/17 TE Hussien Kadry Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/24/17 S Jalen Watts-Jackson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/24/17 G Matt Carrick Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/24/17 T Mustafa Khaleefah Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/24/17 RB Weston Bridges Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/21/17 OL AJ Arcuri Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/03/17 WR Brandon Sowards ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa Hawkeyes have run for 622 yards as a unit, which ranks 67th in the nation. They've run 164 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 22 times for 197 yards so far this year, which has them 69th in the country in penalties. They are 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 118. They have run 269 plays this year for 1,468 yards, which ranks them 68th in the nation in total offense. The Hawkeyes average 5.5 yards per play, which is 90th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this season, ranking them 51st overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley has completed 64 throws while attempting 105 passes for a completion percentage of 61%. He has passed for 846 yards this year. He averages 9.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 164.4.
The Hawkeyes rush defense has given up 123 attempts for 599 yards this season, putting them in 81st place in the country against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 264 yards on defense this year. That places them 104th in Division 1. Iowa is 51st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 79. They have given up a total of 1,597 yards on D, which is 90th in the nation. The Hawkeyes are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 97 throws on 163 attempts against the Iowa Hawkeyes defense this season, ranking them 123rd and 128th in the country. The Iowa pass defense has also surrendered a total of 998 yards in the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa Hawkeyes have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 73rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Iowa Hawkeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 766 yards on 19 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 92nd in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa is 62nd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 62 punt return yards and average 10.3 yards per return, which is 39th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 250 yards on special teams, which puts them 39th in kick return yardage. The Hawkeyes average 23 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,780.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans are 106th in Division 1 in points scored with 81. They have run 237 plays this season for 1,418 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans average 6 yards per play, which is 52nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this year, placing them 83rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 662 yards as a team, which ranks 57th in the country. They've run 127 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 16 times for 152 yards so far this season, which has them 115th in the nation in penalties. Brian Lewerke has thrown for 751 yards this season. He has completed 66 passes on 105 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 138. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan State is 24th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 62. They have surrendered a total of 762 yards on D, which is 7th in Division 1. The Spartans are ranked 14th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 36 passes on 78 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, placing them 6th and 7th in the country. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also given up a total of 397 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 100 attempts for 365 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. The Spartans have committed 13 penalties for 105 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State is ranked 52nd in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 38 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 76th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 191 yards on special teams, ranking 70th in kick return yardage. The Michigan State Spartans average 24 yards per kick return and they are 84th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,647. Michigan State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 673 yards on 15 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 25th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans -3
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