Michigan State at Michigan College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Michigan Stadium is the venue for the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan as 13 point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Wolverines are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-1. The Spartans are 3-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-3-0.
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Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 1-2-1 against the over/under
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
10/01/17 G David Beedle Ribs "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/01/17 S Grayson Miller Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/01/17 TE Hussien Kadry Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/01/17 S Jalen Watts-Jackson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/01/17 G Matt Carrick Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/01/17 T Mustafa Khaleefah Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/01/17 RB Weston Bridges Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/21/17 OL AJ Arcuri Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/03/17 WR Brandon Sowards ACL out for season
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
10/02/17 QB John O'Korn None expected to start Saturday vs. Michigan State
10/02/17 QB Wilton Speight Back is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Michigan State
10/01/17 DL Luiji Vilain Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
10/01/17 WR Oliver Martin Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/30/17 DB Nate Johnson Suspension out indefinitely
09/18/17 WR Tarik Black Foot out indefinitely
09/11/17 DL Donovan Jeter Undisclosed out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Michigan State Spartans have run for 750 yards as a unit, which ranks 59th in the nation. They've run 167 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 25 times for 217 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. They are 110th in Division 1 in points scored with 98. They have run 305 plays this year for 1,718 yards, which ranks them 79th in the nation in total offense. The Spartans average 5.6 yards per play, which is 77th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this season, ranking them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. Brian Lewerke has completed 66 throws while attempting 105 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. He has passed for 751 yards this year. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 138.
The Spartans rush defense has given up 125 attempts for 384 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the country against the run. They have had 20 penalties for 152 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in Division 1. Michigan State is 19th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 72. They have given up a total of 988 yards on D, which is 4th in the nation. The Spartans are 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.2. Opponent offenses have completed 53 throws on 110 attempts against the Michigan State Spartans defense this season, ranking them 12th and 15th in the country. The Michigan State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 604 yards in the air, which is 5th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan State Spartans have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 114th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Michigan State Spartans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 866 yards on 20 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 40th in the NCAA in punting average. Michigan State is 27th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 57 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 74th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 216 yards on special teams, which puts them 82nd in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 24 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,991.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolverines are 71st in Division 1 in points scored with 126. They have run 281 plays this season for 1,629 yards, which ranks them 91st in the nation in total offense. The Michigan Wolverines average 5.8 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 78 1st downs this year, placing them 107th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan has run for 737 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in the country. They've run 172 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wolverines have been penalized on offense 28 times for 252 yards so far this season, which has them 70th in the nation in penalties. John O'Corn has thrown for 307 yards this season. He has completed 19 passes on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 170.7. He averages 11.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan is 8th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 54. They have surrendered a total of 813 yards on D, which is 2nd in Division 1. The Wolverines are ranked 1st in yards per play allowed with 3.5. Opposing offenses have completed 43 passes on 105 attempts against the Michigan defense this season, placing them 5th and 12th in the country. The Michigan Wolverines pass defense has also given up a total of 536 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 126 attempts for 277 yards this year, putting them in 2nd place in D-1 against the run. The Wolverines have committed 22 penalties for 186 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 162 punt return yards and average 13.5 yards per return, which is 20th in college football. They have returned 8 kicks for 141 yards on special teams, ranking 113th in kick return yardage. The Michigan Wolverines average 18 yards per kick return and they are 93rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,932. The Wolverines have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 739 yards on 19 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 108th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines -13
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